The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
I highly anticipated this one, yet once I started reading it, really struggled with it. Hearing so many great things I tried once again, only to find that I got through with very mixed feelings. I found myself quite confused at times, so lost, only to have to go back and re-read pages. Then I started thinking, hmm, maybe this was Hodkins plan all along. To have the readers lost in oblivion just like Mara is. If that is the case, then she succeeded with me.
Waking up in a hospital an having no clue of how she got there, Mara has to start picking up the pieces in her life. What happened to her, and where she left off. Her family decides it's best to move away and start in a fresh place. Her father gets a great job offer before they even move and Mara will remember in due time.
Mara lost three great friends back at her old school. Now, starting a new one, she's the outcast only to be noticed by the one and only, super-hot, Noah. This does nothing but put new targets on her back. Let's not forget to mention the big ugly creepy guy she met before school that almost scared the bejeezus out of her just because she felt pity on his dog.
Things start getting just a touch complicated when the big ugly creepy guy shows up dead. Just like Mara had envisioned. Noah is there to help when she needs it, but who can help her when her old friend Jude starts showing up. Jude is dead. He's one of her friend's from her old school, so how is he here and why won't he go away?
There are indeed many twists and turns, just pay attention closely. I had a hard time holding on.
3/5 Stars. 464 Pages. Published by Simon and Schuster. Purchased at Amazon.