A couple of weeks ago I had the book Twilight recommended to me by a 7th grader. She said Trudy "you just gotta read this book!" I figured how good could it be? There are so many of the middle school and high school kids totally hooked on the series I thought oh, why not?!!! I ordered the book from the library and was put on a waiting list with about 50 people ahead of me. I thought that's ok, I wasn't really that excited about reading it anyway. Well about a week later I got a notice from the library that the book was waiting for me to pick up! I guess that was a sign I was supposed to read it!! I brought it home and couldn't put it down!!!! This is a great read, the writing is very descriptive and flows well and it's easy to pour through this book at lightening speed.
Here is a synopsis of the book TWILIGHT:
The story jumps right into the tale of Bella Swan, formally known as Isabella Swan, a girl who has divorced parents, and is off from her sunny Jacksonville home in Florida to live with her father in Forks, Washington, where as she puts it, 'the rain never stops'. The dreary agreement to move in with her father was due to the fact that Bella did not want to strain her mother's new marriage to her new husband, who was trying to kick off his basketball career.
Bella, like any person moving to another place and attending a new school, starts off like and normal real person would; she meets people, drives to school, and like every girl, catches the sight of the cutest boy in school, Edward Cullen. Everyone tells Bella the same tale; they know little to nothing about dear Edward, except that he never comes to school on sunny days. Oh- that, and he's deathly beautiful.
Bella, determined to figure out what exactly Edward is, litterally places her neck on the line and avoids death one too many times in Forks, where she is known mostly as a 'danger magnet'. Her father, the police chief, keeps an eye on his high school daughter quite frequently. Eventually it gets to a point where you'll catch on that these two are the modern fantasy version of Romeo and Juliet...without the deadly ending. For now.
A little about the Author:
On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a dream about a human girl meeting a vampire in the woods. The next morning the English-major grad from Brigham Young University got up, started writing for the first time in her life, and just three months later finished a 500-page book about a regular girl named Bella and her gorgeous vampire boyfriend, Edward. This is the first book in a series of 4. The 4th and final book will be out in August 2008. They are also making a movie of TWILIGHT, to be released in December 2008. I can't wait to get into the second book in the series NEW MOON, I hope the library contacts me as quickly on the second book as they did on TWILIGHT.