Did you ever have any other ideas of titles for The Unbecoming? And how did you decide on that title?
In the very beginning, my Word doc was called The Private Memoirs and Confessions of Mara ___, because I didn’t know what her last name was when I started writing, and because I knew I’d be referencing Memoirs (an 18th Century Scottish novel by James Hogg) for inspiration. When I was trying to think of an actual title, I thought about the themes of the book and the series, which, in many ways, is transformation. I knew I wanted Mara’s name in the title, but “The Transformation of Mara Dyer” = not good, and “The Metamorphosis of Mara Dyer” = worse, so I began turning the word “becoming” over in my mind, and called one of my brothers to discuss it. We went back and forth, and I brought up “unbecoming” as a possibility, because of the play on words. Mara is unbecoming on several levels—she’s not always a likeable character, her ability, to put it mildly, is unbecoming, and on a literal level, she is becoming something other than what she was. He liked it, and I liked it, and the rest, as they say, is history.
" If I Stay" Trailer
You don’t understand.. I was obsessed with this book, including Twenty Boy Summer, Before I fall, and Sing me to Sleep! I’m so excited to see this movie. The YA Movie adaptions are taking over Hollywood by storm
the dude who pulls out a cigarette in front of a girl with lung cancer and then acts like sir dickweed mcfucklamp when she doesn’t understand the worst metaphor on earth seems to be tumblr’s newest squeeze