The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
When seventeen-year-old Mara Dyer wakes up in the hospital, she quickly learns that her best friend, and her boyfriend and his sister have been killed in a freak accident in a building that collapsed while they were trying to explore its mysteries in the middle of the night. As the only survivor with no memory of what happened, Mara is traumatized, and her family relocates to Florida to give her a fresh start. As she begins her new private school, Mara quickly draws the negative attention of the local mean girl, while also intriguing the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen. But when she continues to have terrifying nightmares and starts to see her dead boyfriend, her unwelcome and frightening memories begin coming back.
This suspenseful book will keep readers engrossed and on their toes following the clues Hodkins slowly reveals. Teens looking for a smoldering romance will be more than satisfied, as the gorgeous and mysterious Noah Shaw is relentless in his pursuit of Mara, who’s not exactly fighting him off. I highly recommend this to teen readers who enjoy mysteries and suspense, romance and a touch of the paranormal. Hodkins continues the story in her next title The Evolution of Mara Dyer.