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eBook The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (The Mara Dyer Trilogy) download ISBN: 1442421770
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 23, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 480
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Fb2: 1878 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Teenager
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

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Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than. If you need me I’ll be curled up in my pjs binging the rest of the trilogy bc I’m old and don’t care what people think of m. .5. The Plot I think The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer ran into the same issue Incarnate did. It got so wrapped up in the romance; it completely discarded the premise of the book. When something exciting actually started happening it completely came out of left field and hit Mara in the head.

Michelle Hodkin's talent and range are obvious, from her chilling descriptions to romantic scenes that almost crackled on the page

Michelle Hodkin's talent and range are obvious, from her chilling descriptions to romantic scenes that almost crackled on the page. I've never read anything quite like i. -Veronica Roth, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Divergent. A clever, captivating thriller, "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer" is perfect for those (like me) who like their heroes dark, their heroines dangerous, and their romances "seriously" twisted. Kirsten Miller, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Eternal Ones"

3 primary works, 4 total works. Book 3. The Retribution of Mara Dyer. Shelve The Mara Dyer Trilogy.

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Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Throughout this trilogy, Mara tries to figure out what is happening with her. She means no harm, but around her people start dying under strange circumstances. She tries to understand her powers and is put in dangerous situations because of it.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is about a girl who, after an accident leaving her best friend, ex-boyfriend, and boyfriend's sister dead, moves to Florida. While there, she experiences terrible PTSD and strange things start happening to her. But, with the help of Noah Shaw, a mysterious and charming boy she meets at her new high school, she tries to figure out what's happening to her. Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It’s just a game, Mara. She smiled, her teeth looking even whiter in the dim light. The three of us watched the board. My calves prickled from kneeling on Rachel’s carpet for so long, and the backs of my knees felt clammy. Rachel and I had been best friends since preschool, and where she was dark and wild, I was pale and cautious.

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a.

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can. She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed. Michelle Hodkin’s debut will keep you guessing until the last page-and long after. Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Unviverse. She is the author of the Mara Dyer trilogy, including The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Evolution of Mara Dyer and The Retribution of Mara Dyer. Visit her online at MichelleHodkin. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Mara Dyer doesn’t know if she is crazy or haunted—all she knows is that everyone around her is dying in this suspenseful and “strong, inventive tale” (Kirkus Reviews).Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can. She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed. There is. She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love. She’s wrong. After Mara survives the traumatizing accident at the old asylum, it makes sense that she has issues. She lost her best friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister, and as if that weren’t enough to cope with, her family moves to a new state in order to give her a fresh start. But that fresh start is quickly filled with hallucinations—or are they premonitions?—and then corpses, and the boundary between reality and nightmare is wavering. At school, there’s Noah, a devastatingly handsome charmer who seems determined to help Mara piece together what’s real, what’s imagined—and what’s very, very dangerous. This fast-paced psychological—or is it paranormal?—thriller will leave you breathless for its sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer.
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Delari
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Book One of the Mara Dyer series
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Purchased copy

Summary (from Goodreads):

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

What I Liked:

I decided to reread this book this year, and finish the rest of the trilogy, so I can comfortably read The Becoming of Noah Shaw and The Reckoning of Noah Shaw. The two series are companion series (ish), but I never finished this original series and I always wanted to do so. I adored The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, even after all these years.

This is the story of Mara Dyer, whose name isn't actually Mara Dyer, but that's the name she is legally allowed to share. Her friends were in a horrible accident, and Mara has been suffering PTSD as a result. She and her family move so that Mara can have a fresh start. Mara has no idea how she survived the accident that killed her friends; she also has no idea how to explain the strange things that she has been seeing - and experiencing. Is it the PTSD? Or is it something more? And why does it seem like the boy with the panty-dropping smile has something to do with everything? This psychological thriller is twisted and intriguing, and will keep you guessing until the last page and anxious for the next installment.

The first time I read this book was in 2011 or 2012, not long after the book published. Honestly? I didn't really understand the story, and I wasn't sure if I even liked the book. I was so confused about so many things, and I wasn't sure what to think of some of the characters. Still, I blown away by the concept and the execution, and the originality. I'd never read anything like this.

I liked Mara from the start, which surprised me because usually I feel disdain towards unreliable narrators. I liked Mara's spunk and honesty - she has a spitfire type of sarcasm that I really liked. Maybe I just like sarcastic heroines. Mara puts on a strong front but she is vulnerable too, and she doesn't like others seeing that vulnerability.

Enter Noah Shaw, the bad boy of the high school, the guy who seemingly sleeps with everyone, the cultured British boy with an accent and smoking hot good looks and an arrogance to match. This type of hero is sometimes hard to like, but I actually liked Noah. Even after having only read one book (of the three), I was confident that Noah was fairly misunderstood and maybe not as bad as everyone thinks. Still, he comes across as a f***boy. You love 'em, you hate 'em.

There was an interesting set of secondary characters, most of which I felt ehh about but could still appreciate their presence. Daniel, Mara's older brother, seemed way too perfect but was incredibly supportive of Mara, especially with her struggle with PTSD, and her budding trust of Noah. Jamie, Mara's new best friend, is a gay black guy with a lot going on, past and present. He's cool but maybe a little one-dimensional. Joseph, Mara's younger brother, is a sweetheart. He is much younger and he has an innocence to him that I really liked.

The story is bizarre! Is Mara suffering from extreme PTSD? Is there something sinister going on? Something else? Is this a paranormal psychological thriller? There were a lot of unanswered questions by the end of the book. This could be a complaint, but I think this actually sets up the series well, and leads perfectly into book two. I'm not overly annoyed about being left with so many unanswered questions because I have a feeling the author will reveal more information as the story goes on.

But there is some strange things going on, including murder... or was it coincidence? You'll have to find out! Or I will, as I continue to read the series.

There is of course a romance, between Noah and Mara. It is a seriously fiery romance even though there is literally one (technically two?) kisses in the book. Noah and Mara have amazing chemistry from the start - lots of sparks and a ton of witty banter. I liked the dialogue between the two, and I loved how they set each other off.

This book is extremely well-written, debut or not. Michelle Hodkin clearly knows how to build a story, and write it. I am sure her writing will get even better as she writes more books. I'm excited for more, from this series and new stories too.

Overall, I liked this book, especially after reading it several times. Initially I wasn't totally sold, but the more times I read the book, the more I understood and the better it got. I am looking forward to reading the second book!

What I Did Not Like:

I mentioned that I had a lot of unanswered questions and confusion after reading the book, even several times. While I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing, it's something that will definitely frustrate readers. But hang in there for the next books (I'm assuming)!

Would I Recommend It:

If psychological thrillers are your thing, then I highly recommend this debut novel. It is strange and almost sinister at times, and worth the hype. I'm sure opinions are varied in the extremes, but I found this story to be extremely intriguing, even when I didn't quite fully understand it (I still don't, to be honest). It's a debut novel worth trying, at least!

Rating:

4 stars. I read this book about six years ago and it stunned me then - it still stuns me now. I really liked this book and I am kicking myself for not continuing the series. I think I was waiting for the series to be complete, since I knew book three would take more time to publish (and it really did). But I'm sure the wait was worth it, and I'm finally ready to continue.
Stoneshaper
Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal

*This review can be found on my Blog, teacherofya dot Wordpress dot com*

My Review:

When you do a Google search for this book, a lot of things come up. There seem to be huge fanbases of Mara Dyer. It's kind of incredible. Because after several years, people still love this series. They sport t-shirts that proclaim, "I survived the Mara Dyer trilogy." I now wonder what I got myself into.

But let's break down the book, yes? As you've seen fro the blurb, there's not much description given to tell you about the book. So that's what I'm here for.

In the beginning, we are told by "Mara" herself that the name "Mara Dyer" is a pseudonym, and she has received advice from council to use one. So right off the bat, we know we are going to have what's known as an "unreliable narrator." These narrators tell the story, but the facts and perception may not be the truth. At least I was warned.

Mara wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. Her parents tell her that there was an "accident" and a building collapsed on her and her friends. No one but Mara survived. And Mara doesn't remember why she was there or what happened. All she knows is that instantly she has lost her boyfriend Jude, her best friend Rachel, and Rachel's friend Claire. Maya has blackout moments, and her mother as a psychiatrist wants to commit her. Mara convinces her mom that simply moving away will help, because everything around her is a reminder. She knows that's not the issue, though. The problem seems to be that Mara is hallucinating, seeing Rachel's face in the mirror or Jude out of the corner of her eye.

Once moved, she and brother Daniel are enrolled into Croyster Academy, a private school in Miami, Florida; this is quite the change from her hometown of Laurelton, Rhode Island. On her first day she is drawn to a handsome boy with a devil-may-care attitude, and he seems genuinely drawn to Mara. However, she develops a friendship with a fellow student, Jamie, who warns her against Noah. Apparently the British eye-candy has quite a reputation at the school for love 'em and leave 'em relationships. Strange things makes her life even more awkward and difficult: she falls face-first onto the ground and bleeds all over the class. She sees a dog tied up and malnourished, but when she berates the owner and she starts to envision his death, he ends up looking just as Mara pictures, with his head carved in. She starts to wonder as she sees things and the people from her accident: can she even trust her own eyes? Did she even berate the dog owner?

Throughout all this, Noah pursues her, and though she pushes him away, she realizes she's been sketching his face in her book over and over. So maybe she likes Noah, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost. But when Noah helps her out of a jam, she is stuck owing him a date, and it appears Noah might be hiding some demons of his own. As the two draw closer, Mara starts to lose her grip on reality more and more, finally ending up on medication. But Mara is starting to remember the accident, slowly and in small chunks in her dreams. How did she survive? And should she really let Noah in, knowing that there are pieces of her past that have followed Mara to Florida?*

*I'm pretty sure you're just as confused as I was....but this is all I can give without spoilers. But I can assure you, this barely scratches the surface of Mara's story. You'll have to read to find out more.*

Is it Classroom-Appropriate?

That's a tricky question. It does address the symptoms and issues of mental illness, and the struggles the family goes through when one of the members is ill (though I'm not saying that Dyer is crazy...you'll just have to see!). It has a little swearing and a hint of intimacy, but I think certain ages are already used to these occurrences in media today. I would probably be able to comfortably present it to a Sophomore or higher level class. There's little academic value in the book, though, so it would be more likely to be a book recommended for outside reading than one in the classroom. (Not that the book is bad...it's just more of an entertaining read than a scholarly one).

Age Range:

Lexile.com rates it as HL600L, with an age range of 14-18 (and up, of course). I'd prefer and feel more comfortable with 15, but it also depends on the maturity of the reader. 600 is higher than many YA books, but still low enough to give to reluctant readers. The HL means "High-Low," which implies that younger readers would be able to comprehend the material but it is not necessarily appropriate for them.

End Result:

READ IT. SERIOUSLY. I give it ★★★★★ easily. I read way into the night. Mara reminds me of Kestrel from The Winner's Curse, though, because of her stubborn ways and belief in self-sacrifice for the "greater good." She can be frustrating, but if one cannot trust their own mind, I would probably be frustrating, too. How can you know what's true and a lie when you can't tell if what you see is real? This is where my empathy for Mara comes in, and it will for you, too.

I hope I steered you in the right direction with this book. I myself am starting book two today, The Evolution of Mara Dyer. Too much of a cliffhanger to stop now! Happy reading, my book besties!