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This book was a total surprise to me, for many reasons. But bottom line, before I get into all the details, I simply loved it. It was a good surprise.
You'll forgive the rather shallow review, I hope, as I can't organize most of my thoughts about the book.
I’ll begin with this – when I started this book, I was sure for some reason it was completely contemporary, so I was completely taken by surprise when I realized it was supernatural. Hodkin describes her book as a: “Psychological thriller with a supernatural twist.” As a fantasy lover, I didn’t mind that at all.
My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to chose something. A pseudonym. A nom de plume, for all of us studying for the SATs. I know that having a fake name is strange, but trust me—it’s the most normal thing about my life right now. Even telling you this much probably isn’t smart. But without my big mouth, no one would know a seventeen-years-old who likes Death Cab for Cutie was responsible for the murders. No one would know that somewhere out there is a B student with a body count. And it’s important that you know, so you’re not next.
Rachel’s birthday was the beginning. This is what I remember.
--The opening of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
I simply loved this beginning, because it left so much room to speculate. You were wondering so much before the story even started – what murders? Why does she have a lawyer? And “a kid who loves death cab…” each time a person who loves Death Cab came by, I started wondering “is it him?”. Wonderful opening! You can't help but feel completely intriguing right?
This book deals with mixing reality and fiction; what’s real? What’s not?
A topic, I, personally...
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