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How did this get 5 stars from anyone?
on July 5, 2014
I'd like to introduce you to Mara Dyer. She's young, pretty, from a good family, and she's as crazy as a bag of hammers. At least that's what I (and she) thought for most of the book. Then it changed. That's when she figured out...sorry, I can't ruin it for you but that's when I went from thinking this book was fairly good to fairly stupid.
We first meet Mara waking up in the hospital after she and her friends were caught in a building collapse. Only Mara survived but that didn't stop her friends from making random appearances. Mara couldn't look in a mirror without seeing the reflection of one of her dead friends. She would randomly lose hours of time (which, by the way, was never explained). Her family was so concerned over her mental state that they decided to move to take Mara away from the constant reminders of her deceased friends. This is when she met Noah. He's a walking cliche - gorgeous, cool, drowning in money, goes through girls like they were Kleenex, but Mara treats him like dirt for a couple of days and he's hooked *gag*. He tries to help her with her issues and we later find out why.
It wasn't horrible but I would have liked it a lot more if it stuck to the mental issues. It reminded me at first of The Sixth Sense and later on I thought it was going the way of Shutter Island. You can't throw the X-Men into either of those without ruining it, but that's exactly what happened.