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ISBN13: 9780316160179
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Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife — between desire and danger.

Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

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"Isabella Swan, 17, narrates this riveting first novel, propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts. The story opens with a cryptic scene of the heroine 'facing death,' then flashes back to Bella's departure from Phoenix, where her mother lives with her new husband, as the teen heads off to live with her father, the police chief in Forks, Wash. From the first day at her new high school, she finds herself magnetically drawn to Edward Cullen, whose behavior towards her is erratic ('I'd just explained my dreary life to this bizarre, beautiful boy who may or may not despise me'). Then she finds out why his interest in her runs hot and cold: he is a vampire — but of an unusual variety. Edward, his siblings and their adoptive parents have disciplined themselves to feed on animals rather than humans; and Edward is obsessed with Bella. Other elements factor into the plot, including a rival group of vampires who are not as disciplined as the Cullens. This plot twist (which includes a subplot about one of the Cullens' past life) contributes to a rushed denouement (much of it takes place offstage) that is perhaps the novel's only weakness. The main draw here is Bella's infatuation with outsider Edward, the sense of danger inherent in their love, and Edward's inner struggle — a perfect metaphor for the sexual tension that accompanies adolescence. These will be familiar to nearly every teen, and will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"[T]his dark romance seeps into the soul." Booklist

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"For older teens, this is a predictable love story laced with adventure and vampirism." Hornbook Guide to Children

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"Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it." School Library Journal

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"Meyer's description of the lovers' emotions is palpable, and readers will be drawn into the couple's spiraling dance, feeling the intense longing that comes from being a hair's breadth away from the thing you want most in the world." KLIATT

Review:

"[T]he portrayal of dangerous lovers hits the spot; fans of dark romance will find it hard to resist." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen — a vampire — her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn.

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Meyer holds masters' degree in education and social work and has dedicated her life to the welfare of youth.

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QueenKimberly, January 18, 2012 (view all comments by QueenKimberly)
I held off on reading the Twilight series for a long time... they appeared to be SO trendy and I couldn't understand why everyone was so excited about a bunch of young adult vampire novels! Well, I'm glad I finally gave in and tried them, because this is one of the best books (and series of books) I've read! The story is captivating and romantic and I found Twilight to be a quick, easy, and super enjoyable read. I'm now among the millions of shameless [grown up] Twilight superfans!
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jessbizjack, January 10, 2012 (view all comments by jessbizjack)
I have read all the Twilight books and loved each one as much as the next. I chose the first one as my favorite because that's where it all started! Stephanie Meyer has an amazing talent and nack for taking something that in a normal perspective would be seemingly undesirable, and dangerous into a story line that captures you from the very beginning. It is romantic, seductive, sexy, stacked with honorable family values all wrapped up in anticipating action. Stephanie has turned "scary vampires and werewolfs" into something that is now desired by thousands across the country! I loved this series!!
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Jennmarie68, March 12, 2010 (view all comments by Jennmarie68)
I only read this book because of all the hype that was surrounding it. I honestly didn't think I'd like it very much, but I was wrong.

At first I found it hard to get into, the story seemed to move very slowly through the first 100 pages or so. However once things started to pick up, I couldn't put it down.

I think that because there was so much hype I wanted the book to move quickly to the inevitable. So it took me twice as long to read the first hundred pages as it took me to read the last 400.

Overall I was very happy with the book. Some details I found to be quite mundane but, again, once I got into the book I didn't even notice the details that I was beginning to despise in the beginning.

If I had to pick one thing about this book that was my favorite was that the vampires aren't portrayed as I am used to reading. I liked the breaking down of Edward's vampire traits back to his human traits. One thing that I didn't like would be Bella. I think that a teenager has a very different thought process than she does. And while the book tries to compensate for that by mentioning that she's different, I still found her to be unbelievable. Even more unbelievable than Edward.

I did really enjoy this book and I hope that as I get further into the series that I will like Bella more, as she is the narrator... So I didn't think it was a great book, but it was enjoyable, enough so that I'm going to read at least the next book in the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316160179
Author:
Stephenie Meyer
Publisher:
Megan Tingley Books
Author:
Meyer, Stephanie
Author:
Meyer, Stephenie
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Twilight Saga
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
498
Dimensions:
8.37x5.90x1.67 in. 1.40 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 498 pages Megan Tingley Books - English 9780316160179 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Isabella Swan, 17, narrates this riveting first novel, propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts. The story opens with a cryptic scene of the heroine 'facing death,' then flashes back to Bella's departure from Phoenix, where her mother lives with her new husband, as the teen heads off to live with her father, the police chief in Forks, Wash. From the first day at her new high school, she finds herself magnetically drawn to Edward Cullen, whose behavior towards her is erratic ('I'd just explained my dreary life to this bizarre, beautiful boy who may or may not despise me'). Then she finds out why his interest in her runs hot and cold: he is a vampire — but of an unusual variety. Edward, his siblings and their adoptive parents have disciplined themselves to feed on animals rather than humans; and Edward is obsessed with Bella. Other elements factor into the plot, including a rival group of vampires who are not as disciplined as the Cullens. This plot twist (which includes a subplot about one of the Cullens' past life) contributes to a rushed denouement (much of it takes place offstage) that is perhaps the novel's only weakness. The main draw here is Bella's infatuation with outsider Edward, the sense of danger inherent in their love, and Edward's inner struggle — a perfect metaphor for the sexual tension that accompanies adolescence. These will be familiar to nearly every teen, and will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[T]his dark romance seeps into the soul."
"Review" by , "For older teens, this is a predictable love story laced with adventure and vampirism."
"Review" by , "Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it."
"Review" by , "Meyer's description of the lovers' emotions is palpable, and readers will be drawn into the couple's spiraling dance, feeling the intense longing that comes from being a hair's breadth away from the thing you want most in the world."
"Review" by , "[T]he portrayal of dangerous lovers hits the spot; fans of dark romance will find it hard to resist."
"Synopsis" by , Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen — a vampire — her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn.
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