Twilight Book Report

Topics: Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, Bella Swan Pages: 2 (678 words) Published: February 10, 2013
Twilight is the first book of Stephenie Meyer's book series of the same name, as well as Meyer's debut novel. It was published in October 2005. The story revolves around a teenaged human girl, Bella Swan and a vampire, Edward Cullen, who fall in love, despite both of them knowing that their relationship could result in Edward killing Bella. In all honesty, I didn't think I'd enjoy the book as much as I did. I'd heard of it a lot, mainly from female readers around my age. Being a huge fan of fantasy or sci-fi filled swashbuckling action, I didn't think a romantic story set in to a semi-gothic vampire setting would appeal to me, especially since the author took the liberty of practically re-defining the vampire race. So I was a bit surprised by how I quite literally couldn't put the book down. The plot, if a bit slow at first, was incredibly captivating, and I found myself yearning to know what was going to happen next. Seventeen-year-old Bella Swan moves from Phoenix, Arizona, to a small town in Washington called Forks, to live with her father. On her first day in her new school, she takes an immediate interest in the five Cullen siblings, Edward, Emmett, Rosalie, Jasper and Alice, all of them being adoptive sons and daughters of the town's doctor, Carlisle Cullen, and his wife Esme. However, Edward, sitting next to her in biology class, seems to be repulsed by her, which troubles Bella who had barely seen the boy earlier. After a few days of absence Edward returns, acting courteously, if a bit aloofly around Bella. Their mutual attraction, and eventually love start evolving after Edward saves Bella from being run over by a car, although he warns her not to become friends with him. She becomes more and more fascinated with the strange young man, who clearly isn't like the other teenagers. She manages to find out that Edward is actually a 108-year-old vampire, but in stead of being scared away, Bella finds herself even more fascinated of him–and the feeling is...
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