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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight (original 2005; edition 2006)

by Stephenie Meyer

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Authors:Stephenie Meyer
Info:Little, Brown Young Readers (2006), Edition: 1, Paperback, 544 pages
Collections:Your library, Read in 2009
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)

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Disclaimer: If you're a fan of the Twilight series, please stay away from this review! I will not give trolls the time of day, and will flag each and every one of your comments. Thank you!

Once upon a time, there was a bookstore I adored: Best Books, which sold retail books for £4 or less and had constant deals on. One day, I ventured in and found, to my utter surprise (because a lot of the time, the books are rubbish) a book that grabbed my attention.

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When I finished said book, I was like

Yep. Although it's an easy, fast read, Twilight is all sorts of WTFuckery. I mean, chock-a-block full of WTFuckery.

Here's a couple of thing every teenage girl should know:

1) When a guy sneaks into your room to watch you sleep it's called "stalking". The basic protocol to follow when you're being stalked is:

- Kick the guy in the nuts as hard as possible.
- Call 911/999 (Whichever country you're in) as fast as possible!
- Run the fuck away from him AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.

If you think, however, that this is romantic and sexy, this is what you should do:

- Alert your family
- Ask for medical help
- Seek a psychiatrist

Because there's obviously something wrong with you.

2) When a guy you're dating stops you from having a social/normal life, this is the basic protocol you should follow:

- Kick him in the nuts
- Run the fuck away
And if he hasn't received the hint: - Break up with him!

This is called abuse and you should stop it before you get in too deep.

3) If a guy says your blood smells "delicious", you should follow this protocol:

-Dickpunch him as hard as possible
- RUN THE FUCK AWAY. He's a psychopath and you should stay clear of him!

If, however, you believe this is hot/sexy/swoon-worthy, please do the following:

- Alert your family
- Seek advice
- Call for a medical intervention as fast as possible. There's obviously something wrong with you, and you should seek help.

4) If the guy you're dating turns out to be a vampire that wants to suck your blood and do all sorts of nasties to you, do the following:

- Dick punch him
- Stake him
- Run the fuck away!

If, however, you think this is hot/sexy/swoon-worthy, please do the following:

- Go to the bathroom
- Lock the door
- Look in the mirror

If you have 'crazy eyes', then you should:

a) Call a doctor
b) Agree to be committed.

If you look normal:

a) Leave the bathroom
b) Talk to your family
c) See a psychiatrist.

Twilight is a book that no teenage girl should read. In my opinion, it promotes the stuff one should never see in a relationship. The controlling, stalking abuse of the boyfriend should be something Bella Swan ran away from, rather than embracing it with her arms wide open.

Everything that happens in the book should've ended with Bella running away as fast as possible, rather than sticking around and trying everything possible to make Edward happy. I realise this happens in a lot of YA books these days, and frankly it's horrible each and every time it happens.

So it's not an attack on Twilight itself, but on many YA books. Keep your eyes peeled, girls. This ain't love. ( )
1 vote Aly_Locatelli | Jan 26, 2015 |
you will be hooked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( )
  livy22 | Jan 20, 2015 |
At fifteen, I would have loved this book madly. At thirty-something, I found it more "eh". This is not an argument against angsty teen dramas (I quite enjoyed M.J. Hyland's "How The Light Gets In" earlier this year and still recommend Andrea Koenig's "Thumbelina" and Brendan Halpin's "Donorboy" with regularity), only that I prefer stories about angsty teens written for an wider audience than just angsty teens. ( )
  laurustina | Jan 14, 2015 |
Twilight is about Bella Swan, a 17 year old girl, who moves to a new school. When she arrives to the new school and she meets Edward Collins. As Bella meets Edward and gets to know him she learns that he is a vampire. When Edwardand Bella fall in love, Bella's friend Jacob (a werewolf) gets jealous on the fact that Bella is with Edward. you should read Twilight if you are looking for a romantic, comedy, or tragic love story.
  JadeR.G1 | Jan 12, 2015 |
My contribution to the thousands of reviews on Twilight will be to discuss how the relationship of Bella and Edward can be seen as an illustration of romantic love in general.

Bella and Edward have a relationship that is dangerous to both of them. Bella risks death at the hands of Edward and his family. Edward risks exposure for himself and his family if anything goes wrong with the relationship with Bella. They are strangers to one another. They do not know the long-term emotional stability or reactions they each have had in the past or will have in the future.

As I was reading the book, it occurred to me that this danger is shared by many people who get into romantic relationships with people. Often when we fall in love, the long-term emotional behaviors of the other person is unknown. Generally in real life we are not exactly tuned into the thoughts, motivations and behaviors of other people. Unlike Edward, none of us can read other people's minds. So it is always a risk to put our trust and safety in other people.

So, I found reading Twilight offered me an interesting way to think about romantic relationships. Other than that, I also enjoyed reading the book. It had a balance of humor and danger to keep it interesting. Bella might be a Mary Sue, but she is an interesting Mary Sue. ( )
  SAGibson | Dec 21, 2014 |
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"Meyer's prose seldom rises above the serviceable, and the plotting is leaden" [....] "It's like reading a young teenage girl's blog"
added by GYKM | editWashington Post, Elizabeth Hand (May 26, 2010)
Astonishing, mainly for the ineptitude of her prose. Teen vampire schlock that has the nation’s youth in thrall.
added by GYKM | editDaily Telegraph, Brian MacArthur (Nov 13, 2009)
[L]et me say to you as a meat-eating, Entourage-watching, sports-loving (OK, I really don't love sports, or actually understand sports) — heterosexual man who can't sit through a single show on Lifetime television, let me loudly proclaim: I, Brad Meltzer, love the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
I confess, I have joined the legions of the bitten and smitten.
The plot may sound rather comic and camp, but Meyer chooses to play it straight and serious. Vampires or not, what this novel is really about is a fatal attraction to someone or something dangerously different from yourself. The trajectory of the story is such that Bella's behavior and choices grow increasingly more disturbing, with irrevocable, self-destructive consequences.

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But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. -- Genesis 2:17
For my big sister, Emily,
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I'd never given much thought to how I would die—though I'd had reason enough in the last few months—but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.
Breathe Bella.
You're exactly my brand of heroin.
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I'd never given much thought to how I would die—I'd had reason enough in the last few months—but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.... Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of something else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something.

When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.

What Bella doesn't realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back....

Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight will have readers riveted right until the very last page is turned.

About three things I was absolutely positive.
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him—and I didn't know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
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"Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. 'Be very still,' he whispered, as if I wasn't already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat."

As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he's a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.

Meyer has achieved quite a feat by making this scenario completely human and believable. She begins with a familiar YA premise (the new kid in school), and lulls us into thinking this will be just another realistic young adult novel. Bella has come to the small town of Forks on the gloomy Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group of five remarkably beautiful teens, who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by saintly Carlisle, who has inspired them to renounce human prey. For Edward's sake they welcome Bella, but when a roving group of tracker vampires fixates on her, the family is drawn into a desperate pursuit to protect the fragile human in their midst. The precision and delicacy of Meyer's writing lifts this wonderful novel beyond the limitations of the horror genre to a place among the best of YA fiction. (Ages 12 and up) --Patty Campbell

10 Second Interview: A Few Words with Stephenie Meyer

Q: Were you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Angel? What are you watching now that those shows are off the air?
A: I have never seen an entire episode of Buffy or Angel. While I was writing Twilight, I let my older sister read along chapter by chapter. She's a huge Buffy fan and she kept trying to get me to watch, but I was afraid it would mess up my vision of the vampire world so I never did.

I don't have a ton of time for TV, and my kids get rowdy when I have on "mommy shows," but I do have a secret fondness for reality shows (the good ones, at least in my opinion). I always TiVo Survivor, The Amazing Race, and America's Next Top Model.

Q: What inspired you to write Twilight? Is this the beginning of a series? Why write for teens?
A: Twilight was inspired by a very vivid dream, which is fairly faithfully transcribed as chapter thirteen of the book. There are sequels on the way--I'm hard at work editing book two (tentatively titled New Moon) right now, and book three is waiting in line for its turn.
I didn't mean to write for teens--I didn't mean to write for anyone but myself, so I had an audience of one twenty-nine year old (and later one thirty-one year old when my sister started reading). I think the reason that I ended up with a book for teens is because high school is such a compelling time period--it gives you some of your worst scars and some of your most exhilarating memories. It's a fascinating place: old enough to feel truly adult, old enough to make decisions that affect the rest of your life, old enough to fall in love, yet, at the same time too young (in most cases) to be free to make a lot of those decisions without someone else's approval. There's a lot of scope for a novel in that.

Q: What is your favorite vampire story? Fave vampire movie?
A: I guess my favorite vampire story would be The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice, simply because it's one of the only ones I've ever read. I keep meaning to pick up Bram Stoker's Dracula, because I get asked this question so often and I should probably start with the classics, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Again, I'm afraid to read other vampire books now, for fear of finding things either too similar, or too different from my own vampire world.

Ack! I can't even answer the movie question. I can't remember ever seeing a single vampire movie, outside of clips from Bela Lugosi movies on TV. I don't like true horror movies--my favorite scary movies are all Hitchcock's.

Q: What other young adult authors do you read?
A: My favorite young adult author is L.M. Montgomery I also enjoy J.K. Rowling (but who doesn't?), and Ann Brashares. As a teen, I skipped straight to adult books (lots of sci-fi and Jane Austen), so I'm rediscovering the world of teen literature now.

Stephenie Meyer's List of Books You Should Read

Anne of Green Gables

Romeo and Juliet

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Princess Bride

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Q&A with Stephanie Meyer

Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?
A: The book with the most significant impact on my life is The Book of Mormon. The book with the most significant impact on my life as a writer is probably Speaker for the Dead, by Orson Scott Card, with Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier coming in as a close second.

Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?
A: The CD is easy: Absolution by Muse, hands down. It's harder to give myself just one movie, but the one I watch most frequently is Sense and Sensibility--the one with the screenplay by Emma Thompson. One book is impossible. I'd have to have Pride and Prejudice, but I couldn't live without something by Orson Scott Card and a nice, thick Maeve Binchy, too.

Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?
A: My lies are all very, very boring: "No, you really look great in hot pink!" "My children only watch one hour of TV a day." "I didn't eat the last Swiss Cake Roll--it must have been one of the kids." That's the best I've got.

Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: It's late at night and the house is silent, but I'm still (miraculously) full of energy. I have my headphones in and I'm listened to a mix of Muse, Coldplay, Travis, My Chemical Romance, and The All-American Rejects. Beside me is a fabulous, and yet mysteriously low in calorie, cheesecake....

Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
A: I'd like it to say that I really tried at the important things. I was never perfect at any of them, but I honestly tried to be a great mom, a loving wife, a good daughter, and a true friend. Under that, I'd want a list of my favorite Simpsons quotes.

Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
A: I'd love to have a chance to talk to Orson Scott Card--I have a million questions for him. Mostly things like, "How do you come up with this stuff?!" But, if he wasn't available, I'd settle for Matthew Bellamy (lead singer of Muse).

Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: I'd want something offensive, rather than defensive. Like shooting fireballs from my hands. That way, you're really open to going either way--hero or villain. I like to have choices.

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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

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