The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Review

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publication Date: September 7, 2011
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Don’t hate me, but I really didn’t like this one. There was so much potential but it just flopped. From the synopsis I knew there was going to be some romance, but it also seemed like there was going to be a lot of paranormal, but there really wasn’t. There was more romance then paranormal; which was disappointment number 1.

Disappointment number 2 came from Mara Dyer, or should I say Michelle Hodkin? Mara knew Noah wasn’t a good guy. We all knew he was the bad boy. I don’t have a problem with bad boys. I have a problem with people, not just boys, who can’t treat other people with respect. Let Mara order whatever she wants to eat! Maybe you do know the best things to order, but give her a chance to decide for herself. From the beginning Mara knew Noah wasn’t respectful, she knew she shouldn’t fall for him. But guess, what… she does. (Big surprise…not)

Also, Mara gets annoyed with her mom because her mom just wants to help Mara after the whole situation, but Mara doesn’t want her help. Mara doesn’t voice that opinion, though. Moms know lots of things, but they can’t always read minds, so that annoyance is all on Mara.

Disappointment number 3 I already talked about a bit: Noah Shaw. Yes, you’re the misunderstood British boy that everyone wants a piece of, but that doesn’t give you the right to act like royalty.

I also didn’t really understand the main plot line. Like yes, there were little things that seemed to go together, and I won’t spoil anything, but there are just some events that are tied together that really don’t make sense.

I don’t know if I’ll continue this series. That stupid cliff hanger at the end seemed to be the only reason for another book. I would not recommend this one, there are way better paranormal books out there, if you could really call this paranormal.



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