Twilight by Stephenie Meyer MAG

May 30, 2008
By Katey Tilney, San Jose, CA

I was never in love with vampires until Twilight came out. I didn’t know it was possible, but Stephenie Meyer changed the stereotypical blood-sucking vampire into a beautiful god-like creature.

In Twilight, an average high school girl, Bella Swan, falls in love with one of the most beautiful boys at her new school, Edward, who happens to be a vampire. What does one call a stunning, mysterious vampire and his stunning, mysterious vampire family? I believe “The Cullens” would suffice.

The author’s style and characters will glue your hands to the book and your eyes to the page. In no time, the book is over. But don’t worry – there are three sequels: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

Twilight is well written from Bella’s point of view. It feels as though a movie is playing in your head. If you don’t feel that way, have no fear, the actual movie comes out November 21.

Twilight is such a magnificent book that it was a New York Times bestseller. Who would have thought that the idea for such an astonishing book could come from a dream the author had?

The theme is love conquers all, even the supernatural. Nothing stands in the way of love for Edward and Bella. Or does it?

Meyer’s style of writing will have you wanting to believe that there are gorgeous vampires roaming our world and just hopefully there will be Edwards for all of the girls who have fallen in love with this fictional yet breathtaking character. Since the characters’ love is forbidden, it only makes it better. ­After all, forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.


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on Dec. 5 2012 at 11:42 am
kaycee abbett GOLD, Edwards, Missouri
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personlly, i love the twlilght series. however i am not totally in love with the vampirers as i was stephenie's very intriging words. also im a sucker for romance so i couldnt put it down!

Jenny360 said...
on Dec. 4 2012 at 8:23 pm
  I'm rather unbiased toward this particular author and her work. 

Sarah Dessen however, has impressed me time and time again with her novels! 

I guarantee if you read the first two chapters of What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen from the link below you'll be hooked. ;) http://tinyurl.com/SarahDessenWHG

heyalli said...
on Nov. 20 2012 at 8:40 pm
I love the Twilight series. I think that it is a very well writen book. Everytime i would finish a book they always kept me wanting to read more. I use to be obssesed with the whole series and i can't wait to see the newest movie. 

jhawes said...
on Nov. 12 2012 at 4:44 am
i love twilight this book review is the best one i have read about twilight so far

Debi8 said...
on Nov. 10 2012 at 2:55 pm
Debi8, Bushkill, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
May the bridges I burn light the way

I really dislike the twilight series. I do not understand why everyone is so in love with this book. I think the book is awful, no offence. I have tried to read the book, but i cannot. This book just does not capture my attention and i just think it is an awful book.

on Nov. 4 2012 at 7:37 pm
casperwatson PLATINUM, West Hartford, Connecticut
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agreed..  

on Nov. 3 2012 at 11:25 am
Lisas.Smile GOLD, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

I also like this quote by Gnarls Barkley:
"You are the best. You are the worst. You are average. Your love is a part of you. You try to give it away because you cannot bear its radiance, but you cannot separate it from yourself. To understand your fellow humans, you must understand why you give them your love. You must realize that hate is but a crime-ridden subdivision of love. You must reclaim what you never lost. You must take leave of your sanity, and yet be fully responsible for your actions." -Gnarls Barkley, in a letter to the legendary rock critic Lester Bangs

I disagree with your review of the Twilight series, they  aren't as well writeen as you have praised it to be, you also don't go into any detail over why you liked the books, the charecters  and why we should read the series.

btrlover said...
on Oct. 31 2012 at 12:14 pm
btrlover, Flagstaff, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
cha-ching

i love this seires  

katrina said...
on Oct. 10 2012 at 9:55 am
i think this wouls be a really good book?

Turtle123 said...
on Oct. 6 2012 at 11:11 am
Turtle123, Alpharetta, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"One random act of kindness a day will change the world"

I think vampires are so cool.  Im sure the book is cool to, especially wth her writing.

GBCmvps said...
on Sep. 28 2012 at 10:00 am
GBCmvps, Atlanta, Georgia
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this is the worst book i have ever read!!! it is terrible!!

on Sep. 25 2012 at 9:48 am
Great! I like some statements of the author.

Ananya BRONZE said...
on Sep. 3 2012 at 8:52 am
Ananya BRONZE, Mumbai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life thinking it's stupid"- Albert Einstien

I really agree withh your point of view.. The review doesnt tell me what is so special about Twilight and  why i should read it

purpledancer said...
on Aug. 31 2012 at 8:12 pm
purpledancer, Methuen, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Don't worry about what people think they don't do it often.

I know. It's so sad mabey she will finish it another time. she should because the only reason the Hunger games ca out when it did was because Twilight is ending if she wrote the book it wouldn't end and they would be proven wrong.

Austin365 said...
on Aug. 31 2012 at 11:20 am
Austin365, Ehrhardt, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Expectations only go as high as you set them"

WoW very well writen!!!

on Aug. 31 2012 at 8:54 am
ShannonLaDieu SILVER, Waycross, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The best part of beauty is that no picture can express- Loren blake Chosen House of Night serise
mee-uf-ow!- Nala(Zoey's Cat) House of night Books
since when has public making-out become a turn-on for you?- Zoey Redbird

I cant belive shes not gonna finish the book though. She needs to its amazing from the beginning.

purpledancer said...
on Aug. 14 2012 at 11:08 pm
purpledancer, Methuen, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Don't worry about what people think they don't do it often.

I couldn't have said it better myself. Oh and to get more info Stephanie Meyer posted her unfinished rough draft of Midnight sun. This book is Twilight in Edwards point of view.

Lacer GOLD said...
on Aug. 10 2012 at 1:32 pm
Lacer GOLD, Highland Village, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
The thing about philosophy is that it often runs dry when thought of so shallowly.

My dear,  reviw should be you pointing out what is good about a story, and WHY that is good about the story. You have simply told me, "It is good" and gave points. Back up those points; WHY is Meyer's writing so good? What style is it written in? I it a difficult style? Is the stylwe easy to read? Creative? Original? Tell me, what is good about the characters? Are they orignal, or are gthey clever stereotypes? Do they interact well, or is part of the stories better points its conflict? Why is the Cullen family name significant? You can't simply throw me information, back it up, sit down and explain it. We all have time.

zainebafra. said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 10:20 pm
it teaches us wats life befor we get in to it...................

schuy PLATINUM said...
on May. 19 2012 at 7:27 am
schuy PLATINUM, Chatham, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion." ~Rumi

This review is excellently written, I admit, but I was personally disgusted with the Twilight saga. The vampire/werewolf phenomenon has been overdone in so many ways throughout the years. I also found Bella extremely nauseating in the way she whined until she got what she want, and basically went into hibernation mode when her 100-year-old boyfriend left her in the 2nd book. There's no message in these novels except the following-- get married when you're 17.


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