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The Twilight Series

A supernatural teen-romance written by Mormon author Stephenie Meyer.

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Welcoming young people back to the world of Literature.

  • Jul 29, 2010
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After i read this series for the first time i could see why these books became so popular so quickly. The love story being told is really one of the best that has been written for the young adult genre in many years. But one the things that i really liked about the Twilight books is the fact that it is aimed toward the younger generation. My younger sister and i are six years apart, and somewhere in that age gap kids, especially the teenage ones, quit reading. When i was in high school reading was promoted by teachers as an extra curricular activity as well as a classroom one. We were required to write book reports, and had reading lists. Apparently this is not so anymore, my sister recently graduated from a private high school and during her four years there not one book report was assigened. The did read classics during the English classes but she rarely read them..she would wait till it was do and download the cliff notes. The fact that the Twilight series has re-introduced teens to the world of reading is enough to make me respect it, regardless of if or if not i love the story. On top of the fact that Meyer is inspiring kids to read, she did it in a way that's appropriate. Iv'e read some of the other popular teen or young adult novels that have come out recently and some of those authors include things in their books that are not really appropriate for their audience. Meyer manages to portray an epic love story without swearing, sex, or any major raunchy-ness. Even in Breaking Dawn when The married couple do consummate their marriage, the scene is done tastefully so all audiences obviously know what was going on, but it wasn't unnecessarily explicit. Meyers books show the younger generation of girls that they have have a relationship with someone and not have sex with that person. Abstinence is an idea that has been outdated in current TV shows and movies aimed toward this generation, the fact that it's one of the central themes of the Twilight books is a refreshing idea.
Welcoming young people back to the world of Literature.

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February 06, 2011
Hi, Meghan, took me 7 days (in a hoarse demonic voice) to find this review...LOL!
February 06, 2011
Remind me to never ever let you in on the secrets of what scares me ever again lol ooo and by the way i ment to tell you i think "darth woopak" is super sexy!! Lol
February 07, 2011
LMAO! glad you dug that name....I think I'll change my screenname "Darth Woopak the thrill" hahahah
 
July 29, 2010
It's so true, the whole series has become a huge movement and encouraged so many more people (younger kids included) to read. And it's nice that Meyer plays the line with the content, keeping the novels clean and appropriate for most ages. Thanks for sharing and great review!
 
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Quick Tip by . July 23, 2010
posted in The Twilight Saga
move over shakespere, stephanie meyer is here to steal your claim of author of the worlds best love story author.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
I am so very tired of hearing about the Twilight series. I read them to see what the hype was about and I was not impressed. They are targeted at the teens and tweens who are already confused about how relationships are supposed to work. This makes it even worse, giving them high expectations. My little sister even told me about a girl who broke up with her boyfriend because "he wasn't enough like Edward". Nice.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
I am sick of this series.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
the series what I have read so far.... is OK.....
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
if you like for your vampires to "SPARKLE" then this is a great series for you
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
the movies are better
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Great until the movies came out and ruined them.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
I loved them, until the movies came out.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Sparkling purple prose plus emotional abuse ahoy!
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Sparkling purple prose plus emotional abuse ahoy!
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