abbievillehorror:
Did you ever have any other ideas of titles for The Unbecoming? And how did you decide on that title?

michellehodkin:

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

pinkgills:

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

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