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What a READ!? Would you like to know what is involved in movie set design? This is one examination of that profession along with a hollywood mystery to boot!
Emi, just turned 18, is an ambitious movie production designer; Charlotte Emi's BFF start on a quest to find Ava the long-lost granddaughter of a long-dead famous western movie actor.
As expected, romance is part of the plot as well. Read Everything leads to you by Nina Lacour, if you will.
At a preview for a Hollywood Legend's estate sale, Emi (a set design intern on a big budget film) and her friend Charlotte each pick out one small thing to purchase for themselves outside of the many pieces picked up for the movie they're working on. Emi picks out a belt buckle to gift to her brother, a huge fan of the legend, and Charlotte picks out an old Patsy Cline album. The girls never would have guessed those two items would lead them on a Hollywood film-worthy hunt for answers, but when they discover an aged letter tucked inside the Patsy Cline album, that's exactly what happens.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is the tale of a teenager, Mara, whose world seems to be slipping through her fingers. After surviving a horrific accident that kills her best friend, boyfriend, and her boyfriend's sister, Mara's family uproots to give her a reset on life. Against the backdrop of Miami, Florida, Mara grapples with her lack of memories from the night of the accident and the mysterious circumstances that start to plague what was supposed to be her new life. She makes friends, meets a boy, and all the while tries to come to grips with the possibility that she may be losing her mind. A thrilling tale that makes it impossible to decide if the mysteries are insanity or supernatural, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer will keep you curious and enthralled.
Most likely you remember Lane's illustrations in the classic book, The True story of the 3 Little PIgs by A.Wolf. With over 14 books to his credit, both picture books and non-fiction he brings to teens a book about Augie Hobble. A paranormal event, an amusement park and more intertwine in this story. A great summer read, 4 stars for sure ****