Hodkin, Michelle The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer 456 pg. Simon and Schuster, 2011. $16.99. Content: Language: R (13 “F”; 84 swears; 35 God); Sexual Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13. Mara wakes up in a hospital room to find out that her best friend has been killed in a building that collapsed with Mara and three other kids. Mara is the only one believed to be alive and she doesn’t remember what happened. She convinces her parents to move to Florida, so she can get away from the memories of her friend, and while in a new school she catches the attention of the popular and known ladies-man, Noah. She believes that she is going crazy because she can see her dead friends and when she wishes harm on others it appears to come true, but Noah doesn’t seem to be scared by her powers/craziness. He actually has secrets of his own.
I could not put this book down and am dying to know when the sequel is coming out. I thought the ending was a bit abrupt, but it doesn’t affect me enough to dislike the book.
HS-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.