Michelle Hodkin signs in San Diego

Michelle Hodkin, author of the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer trilogy, begins The Shaw Confessions trilogy with The Becoming of Noah Shaw. This is a companion series to the Mara Dyer novels, that takes place after the events of The Retribution of Mara Dyer, and features some of the same characters, and some new ones. Michelle will be in conversation with guest host Stacee Evans.

Here's a reminder of Noah's Velveteen Rabbit poem:

Long June evenings,
In the bracken that shone like frosted silver,
Feet padded softly.
White moths fluttered out.
She held him close in her arms,
Pearl dewdrops and flowers,
Around her neck and in her hair,
“What is Real?” asked the boy.
“It is a thing that happens to you,
When a girl loves you for a long, 
Long time.
Not just to play with, but really
Loves you.”
“Does it hurt?” asked the boy.
“Sometimes.”
She slept with him.
The nightlight burning on the mantelpiece.
Love stirred, swayed gently
A great rustling 
Tunnels in bedclothes.
An unwrapping of parcels.  
Her face grew flushed.
Half asleep, she crept up close to the pillow,
And whispered in his ear,
Damp from crying,
“When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt,”
A tear trickled down.
Shivering, lonely. 
Those long sunlit hours,
Lost polish.
The bygone mornings,
The pink rubbed off.
But always beautiful,
Dreaming of the seaside.

 

 

Event date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave. Ste. #100
San Diego, CA 92111
The Becoming of Noah Shaw Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481456432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.

In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442421776
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

The Evolution of Mara Dyer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442421806
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2013

The Retribution of Mara Dyer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442484245
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015

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