Monday, March 17, 2008
Twilight (book review)
This book was also for the Chunkster Challenge.
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, is the story of seventeen-year-old Isabella Swan (more commonly known as Bella). She's currently living with her dad, Charlie, in a small and dreary town known as Forks. Bella is nervous about going to the high school in Forks, as she wasn't really accepted at her old school. But here she finds a ton of friends and is welcomed into the popular circle almost immediately.
However, Bella is drawn to a young boy named Edward Cullen. He and his siblings are outsiders at the school, and they are constantly given disapproving looks by their peers. But Bella ignores what everyone else thinks of them and befriends Edward. Soon she discovers a dark secret from his past--he's a vampire, and so are all of his "siblings" and "parents". Edward tells her that he and his family don't drink human blood, but when a different vampire catches Bella's scent, her very life is put at stake.
Like so many other people, I loved this book and its cliffhanger ending. I really want to know what happens next, so I'm going to buy the sequel as soon as I can! I really loved the combination of modern love story and traditional vampire story that made this book so unique!