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Stephenie Meyer's New Moon

The second book in the "Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer.

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did anyone else want to kick bella?

  • Jul 17, 2010
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i will say right off the bat that this is my least favorite book in the twilight saga. i found myself angry a lot while reading it. (if you havn't read the book and don't want to know what happens, stop reading here!) in the first few chapters edward decides that bella is so unsafe in his world that it would be better for her if he and his family leave and never return. so of course im mad at edward for leaving, for one because hes my favorite character, and for two because hes just hurting himself more since he loves her more than anything else. i think i actually cried the first time i read the breakup scene. so then bella of course suffers a major nervious breakdown without her better half, and i felt so bad for her. but then she turns to my least favorite character, jacob for comfort. not that theres anything wrong with her needing friends to help her through but come on hes only bin gone 6months and you little friendship moves along to something else way to fast! so then as we go through chapter after chapter of jacobs neverending attempts at bellas heart, and she finally starts to falter and is ready to give up on edward all togeather when she decides to jump off a cliff recreationally ( though at that point i think i was hoping for non-recreational cliff jumping i was so annoyed with her) and alice sees her jump and assumes shes committed suicide. so of course edward hears of the "sucide" and goes to die himself. this results in a very interesting trip to italy for bella. but before she leaves jacob tries to convince her to stay with him and turn her back on her true love ( he continues to sink lower and lower on my liking scale with every chapter). after saving edward from an untimely death they all return to forks where edward and bella pick up like they were never apart. well edward does anyway, bella however can't seem to let go of jacob even though she claims that edward is the only one she will ever want, does that sound selfish to anyone else?and then the readers are left with a fablious cliffhanger ending in wich edward agrees to let bella join his immortal relm IF she marrys him in the mortal one first. personally i expected her to jump all over the offer, but no no not bella shes so repulsed by the idea of marrying him that she can't think of anything else but how much shes against the idea.

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July 18, 2010
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review by . June 03, 2010
   In this book I really feel that most of us who have had that one defining, usually traumatic, first love experience can connect with the emotion Bella is trying to express. I personally found it profoundly saddening and disturbingly identifiable in a beautiful way.      It was the first of the Twilight books that I read and I think that is why I was so sucked in.  I'm not sure that I would have been so involved if I'd started with Twilight.  …
review by . June 22, 2010
New Moon is the second book in the Twilight series.  And coming off of Twilight, I was excited to read NM.  But the first half takes forever to get through, understandably to get through Bella's depression and her life without Edward.  However, it is very sleepy and could cause readers to quit reading all together.  If you can muster the strength to get through the beginning, the second half is more than worth the first half and will have you reading through the pages as …
review by . July 07, 2010
    Despite the other reviews, this happens to be my favorite book in the twilight series. This is really Jacob's book. This book puts a lot of the puzzling and cliff hangers of twilight all together and sets up for the next two books. Seeing the deep passion of all characters in this book leave the readers heart broken for all involved because you know that someone is about to be crushed.          I love the involvement and character building …
review by . June 27, 2010
After reading the first book in the Twilight series I was very excited to move on and read the next. However, I was very disappointed in this second book. I found it considerably boring to read chapter after chapter of how upset Bella was. I understand that she loved Edward, but it's not enjoyable for me to read about somone whose whole world has ended merely because a man stepped out of the picture. (Possible spoiler) When she met Jacob she started doing better and I found that slightly …
review by . July 13, 2010
Warning: This review contains spoilers.        New Moon is the second book in the popular Twilight series.  Shortly after her disastrous eighteenth birthday party, Bella Swan's vampire boyfriend decides they're too different and his entire family packs up and leaves.  Without her boyfriend (Edward Cullen) and best friend (Alice Cullen), Bella falls into a deep depression and stays locked up in her room for several months.  When her father finally …
review by . June 17, 2010
I enjoyed the Twilight series as a compelling and quick read, but this book dragged on and spent too much time on Bella and Jacob. Jacob lovers probably loved the book for that reason, but if you prefer Edward to Jacob or if you prefer reading about a Bella who isn't angsty, you will be sadly disappointed in this novel. It does build Bella and Jacob's character slightly, but as the whole series is focused on the love between Edward and Bella, this book does not fit.       …
Quick Tip by . October 12, 2010
my least favorite of the entire twilight saga. I really learn to dislike both Bella and Jacob in this book. and thats a dislike that leaves a bad tasted in my mouth for the rest of the books.
review by . June 07, 2010
Once upon a time I was a young teenager, curious about all the hype about the Twilight series. So I picked up the novels and read through them.   I am still curious about why they're popular.   The Twilight books are very poorly written, though New Moon and Breaking Dawn are tied for the worst in my opinion.      Allow me to sum up the plot of New Moon for you:   -Lovey-dovey fluff between Edward and Bella   - "UGH BELLA …
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
This one didn't feel as good as the first--too many people making bad decisions. But fewer longing looks into beautiful eyes.
review by . July 15, 2010
This is the second book in the Twilight saga, and if the first book was not enough to rope you in then this one will. The story is so romantic and I bet everybody wishes they have found a fellow like Edward to love them and care for them like the way that he cares so much for Bella. New Moon events occur in Forks Washington state and then also they go to Italy when Edward goes out to seek out the Volturi. New Moon's story is about when Edward come to the harsh conclusion that he must leave that …
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New Moon is a fantasy-romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer, and is the second book in the Twilight series. According to Meyer, the book is about losing true love. The title refers to the darkest phase of the lunar cycle, indicating that New Moon is about the darkest time of the protagonist Bella's life. The book was originally released in hardcover in 2006, following the successful publishing of Meyer's debut novel Twilight. A film adaptation was released on November 20, 2009.

Upon its publication in the United States, New Moon moved quickly to the top of bestseller lists, becoming one of the most anticipated books of the year. It peaked at #1 on both the New York Times Best Seller list and USA Today's Top 150 Bestsellers, and was the biggest selling children's paperback of 2008 with over 5.3 million copies sold.

New Moon has been translated into many diverse languages, including Czech, Thai, Russian, Norwegian and Arabic.
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ISBN-10: 0316024961
ISBN-13: 978-0316024969
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Vampires, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Format: Novel
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