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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer  - Michelle Hodkin My Rating: 1.5 It killed me to read this book. Yes, seriously. It first started when I saw The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer on the library bookshelves. Loving the cover, I borrowed it, only managing to read the first forty-seven pages, then giving up, because let's face it, if you ignored the beautiful cover and rated the story by itself, the book is pretty much slow and boring. The pretense is awesome though, especially with that mysterious letter right in the beginning and how Mara had absolutely no memory of what happened to her best friend Rachel. However, that plot alone wasn't good enough and went spiraling downhill from there. I finally decided to give The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer another chance since goodreads was going on and on about how good it was, how people should read it, so I listened. And killed myself doing it. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was slow, boring, and you can pretty much figure everything out right off the bat. The worse part of the book was Mara Dyer, besides her weird name. I wanted to smack that girl. Throughout The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, it was glaringly obvious what were real hallucinations and what wasn't - especially her dreams, or should I say memories. Denying them won't help, and what does Mara do throughout the book? Deny, deny, deny. Ignoring them won't help either. And what does she insist upon doing? Ignore, ignore, ignore. Ugh. Grow up, suck it up, and admit what you did already! At least you have that cool power anyone would kill for! Not to mention, it was kinda obvious what Mara could do ever since the first chapter with the Ouija board incident. Like, hello! If I was Rachel that time, I would have ran far far away. The worse part? Mara can kill people depending on how angry she is at that particular person. What if she gets really angry at her teacher for failing her on a test and kills that person? (Answer: too late.) And Noah. I didn't feel for him. He's the typical popular expressionless mysterious British guy that every girl desperately wants, but he somehow only has eyes for Mara for some mysterious unknown reason. Oh, and not to mention, he's experienced, particularity have slept with all the girls in the entire school. Oh, and he's loaded! Yeah, typical. I just rolled my eyes at this one. Oh, and Anna. I understood Anna. I even felt sorry for her, despite what "evils" she did to Mara. I mean, a girl used, dumped, and scorned? What else do you expect, her to become your bff? And then suddenly, Anna is labeled as a "slut" just because she's still obsessed over Noah, who is one boy? How does that even make sense? Well, I guess I learned my lesson for books like this one. If you've tried to read it once and didn't succeed, don't ever try it again. ohdamnbooks: the unbecoming of mara dyer