Saturday, February 9, 2008

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

twilight.jpgTwilight by Stephenie Meyer

Genre: Juvenile Fantasy Fiction

Published in 2005

Recommended Age Group: 14 and Up

Summary: Bella Swan’s parents separated when she was only a few months old. Since then she’d been living in Phoenix and spending the summers with her dad Charlie in the rainiest city in the US, Forks, Washington. When her mom decided to get married again to a minor league ball player named Phil Bella decided to go live with her dad in Forks. She wasn’t excited but knew it was better than watching her mom suffer being without Phil who was almost always on the road. With Bella living with her Dad her Mom was able to travel to the games with Phil. Bella adjusted quicker than she expected and made a lot of new friends that first week. Especially boy friends. One boy in particular made her excited and frustrated all at the same time.

Edward, a member of the Cullen family, was the most gorgeous person Bella had ever seen. Even though he behaved oddly in their first class together, not speaking to her, seeming angry, and barely looking her direction, they soon became nearly inseparable. In spite of his odd behavior and constant warnings that she should stay away from him Bella looked forward to seeing him. She soon realized that he was right about her need to stay away but chose not to and had a lot of mysterious and excited adventures. Along the way she learned that Edward, along with all his family, is a vampire but not your average vampire. Instead of hurting humans they drink from animals. In the end we learn how she got to the odd place she was in the preface and we learn that even though love may not beat everything it’s sure worth the ride.

Personal Notes: I devoured this book. Even with two small children to take care of, a house to clean, and dinner to fix I read it in less than 24 hours. It was like falling in love all over again only with more excitement then I felt the first time, no offense honey. I found myself lost in the writing and felt my heart race along with the characters. The book begins, “I’d never given much thought to how I would die – even though I’d had reason enough in the last few months – but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.” Of course my interest was instantly piqued and I had to read on to find out what happened and how it all worked out. I was excited about the ending and loved the romantic and fascinating journey.

Other reviews available:

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

27 comments:

  1. at first i thought it would be really stupid. Then i decided to read it and i thought it was the best book ever

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  2. absolutely love the book!!!I started reading it TODAY and I fell in love with it allready after I read the 1st page!!!
    I absolutely love the book!!
    STEPHENIE MEYER ROCKS!! ;))

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  3. I thought this book would be a drag but once i started reading it, it got so full of supense and now i'm addicted to the books and i can't wait till the next book midnight dawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :D

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  4. true at first i thot that this book would be long and not worth my time, but then my friends convinced me 2 read it, i couldnt stop reading the first day, i read til 1 in the morning! i luv stephanie meyer-shes a genius! Edward is the most sexist fiction character ever!!

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  5. OMG TWILIGHT
    SO FIIIIIERCE =D

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  6. omg i love you book and cant wahit till the other one comes out.This book made me want to read more and more and i realydont read that much.It keeped me at the edge of my seat the wholr time read it.Wondering what would happen next...Thank you for the best book ever.

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  7. this is the best book in the whole in tier world. you should deffanetly read it

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  8. thanks sooooooooooooooooooooooo much stephenie meyer for this exscilerating and fantastic series. i was always interested the whole time i was reading it. cant wait untill breaking dawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep on writing

    _ p.s. Edward is the hottest vampier alive

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  9. This is a FANTASTIC book! Stephenie does an amazing job of mixing fictional vampires and a love so strong they would die for each other, all in one book. It is a book that you just can't put down! An awesome read, everyone of the teen age, and up, should read!

    Team Edward =)

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  10. Twilight is one of the best books I've ever read. I had decided to finally read Twilight after I had seen all my friends reading the book and heard all the great comments they said about it. I finished it in 4 days ( thie quickest I've ever finished a book) and thought it was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Stephenie Meyer uses incredibly vivid details and a superb story to create what will be claimed as one of the most well written books of the decade. I think what I liked most about Twilight is the new twist it put on vampires. They weren't subjected to night-life nor were they heartless (used in a general term), non-caring creatures. Edward's love for Bella was pure (and vice versa). I mean really, whose ever heard of a teenage vampire love story.

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  11. OME!!!!! Twilight ( and the whole seires) are my favorite books ever i love them! they're the best! i'm so excited for Breaking Dawn!

    ps TEAM EDWARD FOREVER

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  12. Hi! i love books and imnot 13 yet but older than 10 is this book sutible for me? please tell me im mature for my age and I really want to read it!

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  13. As always the age ranges are a general recommendation and don't universally apply. I have heard of kids as young as eight enjoying these so if you have interest go for it!

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  14. I just started to read Twilight, and I'm already in deep concentration with this intreging book! It is definately one of the best books I've ever read. I thought Inkheart was Good! ")
    Thankyou so much Stephenie!

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  15. hey,
    this book is a must read for all..
    the book just attracts ones attention completely.
    it is one of the best books i have ever read .
    eclipse (the third part)is also alovely book.
    i love stephenie 's writing style.
    i would personally give this book a100/100.
    bingo!!
    PS team EDWARD

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  16. This book was such a big hit with my 13 year old daughter, that I decided to see what it was all about. The book has a great story, written in such a way that you were drawn to it, even when there where other things to do. My daughters friends that have never read a book that they didn't have to, have finished the series too. Great job Stephanie Meyers. Good, clean, interesting reading material for the young and young at heart.

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  17. hi i love the book, alll my friends are reading it im 13

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  18. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
    i really dont like to read, but once i read the first 3 pages of the book, I couldnt put it down.
    i cant wait til I read the 2nd one!!!
    i just love it how Edward is soo in love with Bella!!!!!!!!!!
    it really makes me attached to the book!
    Go Team Edward!!

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  19. love the book!
    i finished it the first day i got it!
    -team jacob-

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  20. HI I love Twilight im 11 years old do you think I could read twilight my friends are?

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  21. If you have interest in it no matter what your age give it a shot. If your friends like it then you probably will too. Happy reading!!

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  22. I dont like jacob he is just annoying and new moon was the most oring I have ever read not only because it was mostly about jacob but it was just plain boring

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  23. the best books ever

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  24. BEST FREAKING BOOKS EVER!!! and the movie was just the frosting on the cake!! Go team Edward!! the sexiest vampire ever!!! my future husband!

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  25. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ILOVE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA DIE IF I COULD NOT READ ANOHTER PAGE I READ THE WHOLE SERIES IN 1 WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. this book is horrible. it's main character is a girl that is in an abusive relationship (and doesn't care) and has to have everything she does approved by her stalker boyfriend (who she THINKS she loves, but she is really just obsessed with him). Isabella is a spineless freak who can't do anything without Edward. All in all, worst book....ever.

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  27. I remember buying this book at the insistence of one of my friends. And I remember reading it, thinking, "Oh, if she thinks it's good, then I ought to give it a try."

    I HATED IT.

    The characters (in my opinion, anyway) are shallow and lack personality, the plot is riddled with fat, gaping holes, and the prose, although passable, has many mistakes and, when discribing the love interest, Edward, is a bit too ornate for my taste.

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