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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Hodkin, Michelle (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
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Seventeen-year-old Mara cannot remember the accident that took the lives of three of her friends but, after moving from Rhode Island to Florida, finding love with Noah, and more deaths, she realizes uncovering something buried in her memory might save her family and her future.
Authors: Hodkin, Michelle
Title: The unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 456 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Mara cannot remember the accident that took the lives of three of her friends but, after moving from Rhode Island to Florida, finding love with Noah, and more deaths, she realizes uncovering something buried in her memory might save her family and her future.
Audience: Ages 14 and up.
ISBN: 9781442421776
1442421762
9781442421769
Statement of Responsibility: Michelle Hodkin
Subject Headings: Florida Juvenile fiction. Florida Fiction. Families Florida Juvenile fiction. Post-traumatic stress disorder Juvenile fiction. Schools Juvenile fiction. High schools Juvenile fiction. Murder Juvenile fiction. Supernatural Juvenile fiction. Family life Florida Fiction. Post-traumatic stress disorder Fiction. Schools Fiction. High schools Fiction. Murder Fiction. Supernatural Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Families
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Schools
High schools
Murder
Supernatural
Family life
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Schools
High schools
Murder
Supernatural
LCCN: 2010050862
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Jul 15, 2014
  • Persassy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There aren't even enough gifs in the world to explain how I feel.

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The only reason on why you need to read this book: Noah freaking Shaw.
But really, this book is so dark and mysterious but the writing style is absolutely amazing. Mara's inner dialogue just makes the book so funny but creepy as hell. I did not see anything coming because I didn't know if I should trust Mara's POV or not. Her hallucinations and PTSD creep me out like what to heck. THAT PLOT TWIST ENDING THOUGH! HOLY MOTHER OF JESUS! Mara and Noah just need to have children.

Jun 13, 2014
  • TheMedusaCascade rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was suprisingly creepy and very good.I couldn't put it down.

Jun 12, 2014
  • JenetK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When you read this book you feel like you are watching a movie. Everything is a visual. I could actually see the scenes in my mind. This book captivates you and then makes you want to read more and more and then you end up not putting it down. I read this book in a day (this is happening to me a lot these days) But this book made me think it was not paranormal it made me question its genre. I dont know why but at first it didnt seem like a paranormal story. It seemed a teengage girl going through some traumatic stress. But then this book got creepy. it gave you goosbumps and made you a little scared. You actually have to be on this book from page one to truly understand the plot. So far best read!

At first a little confusing then later you start to understand what is going on

Feb 07, 2014
  • Booksandstrawberry rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I heard a lot of good things about this book. I saw it in my library and decided to pick it up. This is by far the scariest and creepiest book I ever read! I love it!

Aug 06, 2013
  • kristen89 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Picked this book up on a whim and it was great and I couldn't put it down. I really felt apart of Mara as she was trying to figure out what was happening to her. You weren't quite sure what was real or imagined. It did lose me a bit with the powers, but the relationship between Noah and Mara was both sweet and funny. Can't wait for book 2.

Jun 18, 2013
  • RRennie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I knew nothing of this book when I picked it up. What a great book! Could not put it down! Quick and easy read for me. Saw the influences that Twilight, 50 and even Immortal Instruments had on Hodkin. But they were still unique. The pace was good. Excited to read Evolution!

Feb 08, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A great novel! I waited forever to read this book. Now that I have read it I am very happy that I decided to read it! Recommended to those who like romance and paranormal. A great twist of both!

Dec 10, 2012
  • hanstra rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing! Really intense and suspenseful, but at the same time had a sweet romance that balanced it out. Lots of twists and surprises, but DEFINITELY in a good way. Eager for the next book.

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Feb 08, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

bookgeek101 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jan 08, 2013
  • NicoleHerdman01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 14, 2011
  • KKPGIRL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

KKPGIRL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When sixteen-year-old Mara Dyer wakes up in the hospital, she is horrified to learn that she is the only survivor of a terrible accident. To make matters worse, she can't remember a single thing about the night her three closest friends died. Desperate to escape the unrelenting guilt and the feeling that there is more to the accident than meets the eye, Mara convinces her parents to uproot their family and move to Florida. But Mara soon realizes that she can't run away from the misfortune that continues to haunt her. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love. Or is it?

Jun 03, 2014
  • Booksandstrawberry rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is all about Mara Dyer and the mysteries surrounding her life. It's creepy. It's dark. It's fascinating. It started when her friends die and she was the only who survived or was she? After the event that killed her friends, she started experiencing paranormal things. Her family believed she was going insane but she knew it was all real.

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Jun 25, 2014
  • ucblue rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: There is talk of sex, but no actual sex. Noah stops Mara from anything.

Feb 08, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: When you read about her hallucinations, it can be intense.

Feb 08, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Swearing throughout the book.

Feb 08, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Talk of 'getting laid' and innuendos throughout the book.

Feb 08, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Violence, not intense.

May 24, 2012
  • Ophira rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: An intense scene written with amazing detail of mara and noel doing it!

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Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I was warned about you, you know."
And with that half-smile that wrecked me, Noah said, "But you're here anyway.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“You're supposed to say, 'All I want is your happiness. I'll do whatever it takes, even if it means being without you.'"
"Sorry," Noah said. "I'm just not that big of a person.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Is there any point asking what you're going to make me do on Sunday?"
"Not really."
Okay. "Is there any point asking what you're going to do to me?"
He grinned wickedly. "Not really."
Fabulous. "Does it involve the use of a safe word?"
"That will depend entirely on you." Noah moved impossibly closer, just inches away. A few freckles disappeared into the scruff on his jaw. "I'll be gentle," Noah added. My breath caught in my throat as he looked at me from beneath those lashes, ruining me.
I narrowed my eyes at him. "You're evil."
In response, Noah smiled, and raised his finger to gently tap the tip of my nose. "And you're mine," he said, then walked away.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“You smell good," he whispered into my neck. He was warm against me. Instinctively, I arched back into him and smiled.
"Really?"
"Mmm-hmm. Delicious. Like bacon.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Did I just see you litter?'
'I'm driving a hybrid. It cancels out.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“What could I say? Noah, despite you being an asshole, or maybe because of it, I'd like to rip off your clothes and have your babies.

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“You're distracting,' I said truthfully.
'I won't be. I promise,' Noah said. 'I'll get some crayons and draw quitely. Alone. In a corner.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“You could start a fire with the heat between you two."
"You're mistaking bitter animosity for heartfelt affection.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Asscrown," I muttered under my breath as I headed to my next class. I wasn't proud of swearing at a complete stranger, no. but he started it.

Noah matched my pace. "Don't you mean 'assclown'?" He looked amused.

"No," I said, louder this time. "I mean asscrown. The crown on top of the asshat that covers the asshole of the assclown. The very zenith in the hierarchy of asses," I said, as though I was reading from a dictionary of modern profanity.

"I guess you nailed me then.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Wait," I said as Noah slipped a book from a shelf and headed toward the door. "Where are you going?"
"To read?"
But I don't want you to.
"But I need to go home," I said, my eyes meeting his. "My parents are going to kill me."
"Taken care of. You're at Sophie's house."
I loved Sophie.
"So I'm...staying here?"
"Daniel's covering for you."
I loved Daniel.
"Where's Katie?" I asked, trying to sound casual.
"Eliza's house."
I loved Eliza.
"And your parents?" I asked.
"Some charity thing."
I loved charity.
"So why are you going to read when I'm right here?”

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Dec 23, 2011
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