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Fast Facts

Title: Twilight
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publication date: 2005
Genre:  Romance, Supernatural, Vampire,
Recommended for: Romance fans
Rating: 4.2/5

Twilight is about a girl named Bella who moves to Forks, Washington to move in with her dad Charlie. Right away she makes new friends and doesn’t really have trouble fitting in. But one of the things that catches her eye the most is the mysterious Cullen family, and the even more puzzling Edward Cullen. The more they interact and get to know each other, the more she finds out his secrets, and one of those secrets is that he is a vampire. If you haven’t read it or seen the movie, read the book to find out what happens next!

To put it plainly Twilight by Stephanie Meyer is an anomaly. It has fan bases that challenges those of Harry Potter and is a multi million dollar empire. How is it possible that it is so successful, when the movie for it has an average rating of 5/10. Well that is what I’m here to tell you about.

The reason why I adore this book so much isn’t because of the in depth character description, or the stunning dialogue. Because to be honest none of that is really present in the book. What makes it so appealing is that you don’t really have to think when reading it. It was written to be cliche, and bizarre and awkward. Its simply about a girl who falls in love with a vampire. It almost so bad it good. It’s like those cheesy 80´s movies that you know won’t be winning an Oscar anytime soon, but just has a certain appeal. A pro about the book, even though it over 200 hundred pages it a really easy read. Simple concepts. Some cons though is how creepy Edward can get sometimes, because first since he’s a vampire means that he is over 100 years older than Bella. And he also happens to watch her sleep at night. But if you can look past that, it’s a interesting read. I recommend this book for anyone who loves books about vampires and love because there definitely a lot of that in this book. But in all honestly I recommend this book to everyone. Ignoring the whole vampire part, all of us could relate to moving to a new town meeting new people, and maybe even falling in love. I’ll leave you off with this quote from the book that I feel pretty much sums up the whole thing.

“And the so the lion fell in love with the lamb. What a stupid little lamb. What a sick, masochistic Lion.”

-Dayo

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