It’s the first of the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer.
It’s in the POV of seventeen-year-old girl Bella Swan, who is leaving her mom in sunny Phoenix to live with her dad in rainy Forks. She’s doing this because her parents have split up, and her mom’s in love with someone else- a man named Phil. He’s a baseball player, and he moves around a lot, so Bella decides to leave her mother and Phil and live with her dad for a while. Bella doesn’t really want to go, but her dad really wants her to come so she goes.
Bella is enrolling in Forks High School, and it’s much smaller than her old school. The ‘interesting’ part of the book starts on Bella’s first day. She meets some new people, later to become her friends, Jessica, who is really only there for Bella’s popularity and likes Mike, Angela, who is really sweet and likes Eric, Mike, who likes Bella, and Eric, who also likes Bella. Kinda confusing, but…
So, at lunch, Bella notices a group of people sitting at a table in the corner, and they intrigue her. They all have the same air around them; they all share ghost-white skin, purplish shadows around their eyes, and they are all devastatingly beautiful. Asking her friends about who they are, Bella learns that the more beautiful of the two girls is Rosalie, with long blond hair, and the other is Alice, with short, spiky hair, who is the smallest.
There are three boys there as well; Jasper, the curly blond who looks like he is in pain, Emmett, who is the biggest of them, and the one who intrigues Bella the most: Edward Cullen.
Why are the Cullens so different? They are vampires. But what happens when Bella falls in love with one of them?
This book is… good, I guess. I think Stephenie Meyer is an AMAZING author, and the books are really gripping, but I’m not a huge fan of the plot- it just seems a bit silly to me, if you look at it. A vampire and a human fall in love, get married, and have a half- vampire, half- human kid. Basically. But it’s a good series. Ages… 12ish?
Next in the series: New Moon
For this book, there is a 12- chapter draft of Twilight in Edward Cullen’s POV, called Midnight Sun. You can find it on Stephenie Meyer’s website.
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