THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER BY MICHELLE HODKIN
Goodreads Summary 4 STARS!!!
Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
This is definitely not one of my favorite books but it was pretty gripping. So Mara waked up in a hospital and learns that her two friends and boyfriend died and she suggests they move to another house and start fresh. She goes to a new school and meets Noah, there's the typical 'new girl' scene and also the mean girl..It was just very predictable...
I did however love Mara's relationship with her siblings; especially Daniel. He was fiercely protective of her and was always there for her. He was never embarrassed of her at his new school or anything. There's this one time when her little brother Joseph and her family see her going crazy and Joseph gets scared so they decide to make her go to a psychiatrist. I really loved that scene because Mara wasn't bitching about it or saying 'uh i don't have a problem' or 'i'm just gonna sit in the office and stare into space while she tries to understand me'. No, Mara realizes something is wrong and every time she thinks of her little brother's fear, she's determined to get better so she goes to the psychiatrist and actually tries to get better.
I can't say much about Noah without spoiling it but he is pretty awesome and has some skeletons in the closet that come out in the end. Their relationship was sweet and sassy without overdoing it. For Mara's 'hallucinations' as she refers to them, i expected them to be more gritty. The main reason i can't give this a fivee star is because i think the book focused too much on teen drama and not enough on the dark and haunting aspect of the book...
Overall it was an amazing read and i couldn't stop reading it till the end. I can't wait to find out what happens next!!