The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer book review

Bailey Hartman, Staff Writer

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin is a thriller/mystery/horror. It’s about a 17 year old girl named Mara Dyer and how she goes through an unfortunate event that kills two of her friends and her boyfriend.

Mara starts to have PTSD symptoms and starts seeing her dead boyfriend and imaging him talking to her. Her family moves to Miami, Florida to get away from all the memories. Mara enrolls in an expensive private school populated by spoiled rich kids

Mara meets a boy named Jamie that becomes a good friend who helps her adapt to her new life. She also meets a boy named Noah Shaw who to her at first is very annoying but as time goes on they began to fall for each other.

Her parents keep things from her because they believe that she still needs time but in reality, they are pushing her away because when they don’t tell her things then she begins to not trust them.

Mara’s brother Daniel is there for her through all of this and help keep their parents off of Mara’s back.

When a bunch of deaths start happening mara tries to find out what is happening with the help of Noah Shaw.

This is the first book I’ve read of this genre and for trying a new genre of books I liked it. It was a bit challenging because it is told from the point of view of Mara Dyer and she has PTSD and doesn’t know what is real and what’s a hallucination.    

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