Forks At Twilight Role Playing <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by vampire_eyez]]> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 01:38:42 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by tyrannynomore]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 02:33:21 +0000 <![CDATA[ A must read for any teen and aspiring YA author.]]> Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, is a great YA book to draw in readers. I think it is amazing that this story was created via a dream Stephenie had. I am a student of writing (my BA and pursuing my MFA), and I read the book last year. While I was sucked in by the story, I was not at all excited by the execution of Twilight. Though, this is coming through the eyes of a 22 year old. If I was a teenager or younger, it wouldn't have mattered at all to me. I found Stephenie's over exaggerations of descriptions, throughout Twilight, to be quite tiring. I understand that description of characters is key, but there comes a point where it gets to be too much. This appeared constantly when Bella described Edward-- you know Edward's soft, velvety, handsome, gorgeous, cold, marble, etc. (fill in the blank) feature. I think that it was over-played throughout the book, but then again, I have to remember that it was written for younger readers who have to have the constant bringing up of the heartthrob in any teen novel. Other than the descriptions, I think Stephenie does a great job in this book- especially taking off of a dream. The story is superb, and the characters are all memorable. I think she does everyone who has has to move to a new school (including me senior year!) justice by that queasy, uneasy feeling she portrays with Bella's moving to Forks. Twilight  is as must read for any teen and aspiring YA author.
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<![CDATA[ A story of Vampires we can relate to]]> This story of teenage romance explores the idea of other life forms aka vampires. The average female character Bella is someone we can easily relate to as she is about as average as people come. She fits in at her new school then falls passionately irrevocably in love with Edward who just happens to be a vampire. The idea that Edward is a vampire isn't scary to Bella, rather is intriguing. She discovers and explores this idea until she gets him to confess to her after he saves her life on two occasions. Bella learns that Edward's family  Pretty soon the two are an item. She is easily accepted in by his family except for Rosalie who has an unexplained prejudice against Bella. Bella begins doing normal vampire activities with the Cullen family, one is playing baseball during  a thunderstorm. As this takes place another coven of vampires that do drink human blood shows up, one who makes it his life goal to hunt and kill Bella. He uses several tricks to lure Bella out to Florida and away from the protection of the Cullen family. He uses home videos to bring Bella into an old dance studio where he attempts to kill her just when Edward shows up and saves her life.
  This story is a story of love, devotion, and fantasy that any person of any age or gender will be captivated by. Twilight will grip you and you won;t want to set it down from beginning to finish.]]> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 05:42:38 +0000
<![CDATA[Bella's Birthday Dress Quick Tip by vampire_eyez]]> Sat, 24 Jul 2010 01:51:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by vampire_eyez]]> Sat, 24 Jul 2010 01:32:36 +0000 <![CDATA[ and so the lion fell in love with the lamb]]> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 03:18:57 +0000 <![CDATA[ Great book for everyone...not just tweens!]]>
I was immediately engaged in this book and couldn't put it down. The writing is good, and the characters endear you when you first meet them. You won't be able to put it down after meeting Edward, Bella, Jacob and the rest of the families.

I recommeI recommend this book to everyone looking for a good story to follow. I've seen many people enjoy this book, from teen girls to teen boys, from adult women to grandmothers.

The plot, though involving werewolves and vampires, isn't as "sci-fi" as it seems. The intrigue does not lie with the supernatural beings, but with the emotions between the characters and the human instincts of love and longing that entrap the characters.

The character development may fall a bit flat, especially with the main character Bella, who tends to get...for lack of a better word...stereotypically annoying.

The themes revolving through this book are typical: good vs evil, though the lines are blurred quite a lot. You find yourself wondering exactly what the evil may be.


Stephanie Meyer is a great writer. The vocabulary is amazing, thought she had toned it down a bit from her original version. It does not, however, make the novel hard to read. It still flows easily off the page and into the reader's mind.


This book may be compared to Harry Potter books, though many Harry Potter fans aren't pleased with the comparison. The plot isn't as intricate and is based much more on romance; however, many readers appreciate this aspect and are just as entranced with this series as they were with the Harry Potter books.

If you have seen the movie, you must read the books. It offers a whole separate dimension to the plot and characters that the movie kills. The intensity of the relationship between Bella and Edward can only be realized when reading the book. The movie films as though expecting the viewers to have already read the book and understand the relationship.





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<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by iliketuhtles]]> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:13:44 +0000 <![CDATA[ Cheesy, but still a good read!]]> I never thought that as an adult woman I would be reading a teenage book series based on of all things- vampires! Guess what? I did read it and I actually really, really liked it! What a shocker! I'm not sure what it is about this series that attracts me to it, but its addicting. I was introduced to this book series by my sister who is aIso in her mid-20's. She had gone to see the Twilight movie and then decided to read the books. I of course made fun of her for reading kids books, but when I saw that she couldn't put the book down and she kept talking about it, I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about. Boy, am I glad I did! What a great find these books are!

I do want to warn you these books and this author are not going to win any type of literary award. You have to read this book with an open mind and not be so critical as you read it. This book is intended as a casual read for pleasure so please be conscious of that and your reading experience will be that much more pleasurable!

I will admit the book is a little cheesy, but like I said earlier, it is so addictive! Its hard to describe the plot without giving too much away, but  the story takes place in Forks, Washington and centers around the love triangle of Bella, Edward, and Jacob. Bella has just moved to the sleepy town of Forks to live with her Dad and is miserable about having to live there. Everything changes for her when she meets Edward and his siblings, The Cullens, at her high school. She realizes something about them is very different but she can't figure out exactly what it is. The action takes off from there as we follow Bella through her journey of discovery to find out the truth about who or what the Cullens really are. 

I only wish Stephanie Meyer had gone into more detail on the lives of the vampires before their "change". That might have been interesting to explore but I guess not really pertinent to the main story. Maybe she can do that for another book series!

Overall its a great, fun read, but please don't take yourself or this book to seriously!

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<![CDATA[ Home Run for Stephenie Meyer]]> Wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL book! Who could not like Twilight by Stephenie Meyer?? This was great. This entire series is so addicting, and I can not even tell why! But I do know that everyone I have spoken with feels the same.
Stephenie Meyer gave a great start to her series. She really hit it out of the ballpark with this one. Who knew reading about vampires could be so enjoyable?
Meyer really nailed it with her character and setting development. She really created a setting that you can really picture yourself in with Forks, Washington. The same with the characters, although they are supernatural, you feel like you can really connect with them. Edward-the hunky male hero, Bella- the simple, klutzy girl, Alice-spunky and playful, Jasper-subdued and quiet, Emmett-the cocky punk, Rosalie-the stuck-up princess, Carlisle-the caring father, Esme-the care-all, do-all matriarch, and Jacob-the loyal friend, along with many others. No matter who you are, you can relate to at least one of these characters, but when you get down to it, all the characters, no matter what, are fiercely loyal, and that is something I love. Plus, it also helps that the book leaves you pining for your own "Edward". ;)
I would recommend this book to anyone. There are so many different facets of the story for everyone to enjoy, and so far, everyone I know has.
Twilight is an absolutely wonderful book. Stephenie Meyer really created a masterpiece.

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What was your emotional reaction as you read? It was kind of boring in the beginning but it got better as I read. Why? This is where Stephanie Meyer was introducing the characters.


Who would you recommend this reading to and why? I would recommend this anyone over 15 years of age. because it is pretty much the type of stuff they'll understand.



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<![CDATA[ I recognize that the writing is not good, but I can't stop reading!]]> I read the book because I am a middle school teacher and thought I should be familiar with the novel because of its popularity with my students.  The book is honestly poorly written and incredibly predictable, but despite this obvious reason to dislike the novel, I could not put it down and soon found myself reading the other books in the series.  The Twilight series has become my guilty pleasure.  Here are my thoughts as a teacher on the appropriateness of the text for your adults:
            As in many pieces of young adult fiction, this novel places the adolescent protagonist in a position of independence, allowing her to take all of the credit for her actions and accomplishments.  Unlike most juniors in high school, Bella has many of the responsibilities and freedoms of an adult.  Within the first pages of the book, readers learn that Bella and her mother do not have a typical parent-child relationship.  This moment reveals that Bella has lived for most of her life as the caregiver, clearly illustrating her as an independent individual.  Bella gains an even greater amount of freedom after moving in with her father.  By removing her parents and other authority figures from the scenario, Meyer allows Bella to be the ruler of her own domain, having the space and agency to make independent decisions.  This absence also gives weight and legitimacy to her choices, allowing young readers to relate more comfortably to an individual who has the power they long for.  Her freedom and choices are ultimately validated in the book’s denouement, when Bella’s parents allow her to choose where she will live.  Not only does this illustrate her fundamental independence, but it also vindicates her life-threatening choices, appealing to young adult readers who want to view her as ultimately responsible for her own success and happiness.           
            Like most pieces in the fantasy genre, Twilight fulfills a number of crucial characteristics that will draw seventh and eighth grade readers to the story, most importantly, the quest archetype.  The quest is a scenario that appeals to readers of all ages, but is particularly timely and meaningful to young adults.  In other words, the quest in this case is the literary representation of the journey from adolescence into adulthood.  Young adult readers use fantasy as a means of exploring and tackling real problems.  Bella’s journey is an emotional one, coming to terms with her identity and entering into a mature relationship.  Bella is clearly lacking self-confidence and is unhappy about her physical and social identity in the opening of the book.  In contrast, once she completes her “love quest” she is transformed into a self-assured, optimistic, and fulfilled woman.  This is particularly evident in her attitude about love and relationships.  This transformation indicates a meaningful internal change, demonstrating Bella’s successful completion of the emotional quest and lending the text for use with seventh and eighth grade readers. 
            Yet another reason Twilightis appropriate for this age group is because it deals with subject matter that is psychologically important to young adults.  Through the course of the story, Bella enters into her first romantic relationship, which is an important milestone of adolescence.  She also gains confidence about her body. Most importantly, she develops a personal ideology when she chooses to become intimately involved with a vampire despite personal risk, social marginalization, and a life of secrecy.  Each of these is an important developmental task that helps young adults in their journey toward achieving an identity.  Therefore, Twilight appeals to seventh and eighth grade students because it explores and reflects emotions and situations that are significant in the lives of young adults, specifically the search for personal identity and acceptance in personal relationships and society. 
            This text is relatively uncontroversial, with conservative language and only small amounts of modest sexual intimacy.  While typical objections about sexual content are not relevant to the text, the central role of vampires in the text may be objectionable to conservative religious families and could be said to be “irreligious."   In order to overcome this barrier, it seems important to securely ground this text in the fantasy genre, reminding students and parents alike that the text will be treated as mere fiction.  Furthermore, explaining the symbolic representations of Edward as the unlikely hero may help them understand his character as a literary tool that leads their children to think more critically about good and evil.  In truth, my greatest hesitation in recommending this novel revolves around Meyer’s ability as an author.  In many ways the book is predictable, following conventions of formula literature, and her repetitive use of descriptive words and phrases feels tedious and amateur.  Despite these hesitations, the book’s popularity among both young men and women would encourage me to recommend the text for independent reading.  

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<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by vampire_eyez]]> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 03:40:10 +0000 <![CDATA[ The Start Of The Series]]> The first entry in the Twilight book series is like all of them, melodramatic but at the same time quite a page turner. It's teenage angst at it's best/worst, but somehow it manages to keep you hooked despite itself.

Twilight is mostly a teenage fair, but many people could enjoy it if they give it a chance.

The story is set in Washington, but the setting is mostly a facilitator for the themes of the novel than an actual believable place.

The plot is typical love story with a vampiric coating. The love story is the main drive of this first book, and the vampires are just the conflict. 

The character development is both the story's high point and it's low point. The characters are immediately relate-able, but they don't necessarily go anywhere. 

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<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by wordlover]]> Sat, 17 Jul 2010 16:11:49 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by iamstepha]]> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:50:18 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by rickfazollo]]> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:19:44 +0000 <![CDATA[ LOVED IT!!!]]> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:29:16 +0000 <![CDATA[ so-so]]> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 05:02:57 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by twit10]]> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 18:57:38 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by kara_telfer]]> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 22:00:18 +0000 <![CDATA[ If you love teen dramas...]]> What a wonderful plot for a young adult book. What could be more heart wrenching? A tragic battle between love and death. Boy meets girl. Boy wants to eat girl, yet boy is madly in love with girl. The series I should mention is not only for teens. I've known a few adults to have gotten off on the vampire romance. Though some cynics may throw the word beastiality around, the sexual tension is what keeps the pages a turnin' and the sales a rollin.' With that in mind, the novel should be recommended with discretion to the early advanced readers.

While the writing composition isn't by any means impressive Stephenie Meyer sure knows how to captivate her audience. As Bella puts her life in the hands of Edward Cullen, his superhuman prowess is in return weakened by his attraction to her. It seems Meyer sure has a knack for character creation and development. She creates a beautiful character foil between Bella's best friend Jacob, the athletic type and her boyfriend Edward, the sensitive type. In doing so, she strategically creates this sort of fan dichotomy, which in turn makes for a widespread and interactive fan community.

It is also worth mentioning, the book is far better than the movie. In fact, the movies almost delegitamize that which is the Twilight saga. The film's portrayal of the vampires makes them appear entirely fictional and thus removes the audience from the catharsis of the drama. Not to mention, Kristin Stewart is too powty to capture the role of the main character Bella. If teen love dramas are your thing this is the book for you. Yet, if you are at all a vampire fanatic, I wouldn't go down this path. 


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<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by annest]]> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:59:11 +0000 <![CDATA[ The Cliché as Standard]]> There has been a lot of smack written about Twilight, mostly because the book’s primary audience is not articulate enough to adequately voice their opinions of the book beyond: “Edward is so dreamy,” “I want someone to love me that much,” “Vampires are sexy.”  What Meyer has done is taken every romantic cliché from a book or movie and compiled it into one book that doesn’t move beyond its primary archetypes.  Without plot dynamics or the growth of characters, the book falls apart.
Bella is an author-fulfilling character with no personality beyond her love interest and her archetypal teenage angst.  Edward is a creepy stalker who can’t see the forest for the trees.  The entire book is nothing but them spouting trite and cliché lines at each other.  Any book whose memorable lines include: “I can’t live without you,” “I’ll always protect you,” or “I’m only afraid of losing you,” is only memorable for the people who are reading the lines for the first time.
The reason why Twilight has become so popular is because its primary audience had no concept of romantic clichés in literature or the tradition of vampirism in horror stories.  It’s all new to them, and that makes the story engaging for them.  For the rest of us who have read at least three other books, have moved beyond a fifth grade reading level, and actually think about what we’re reading, we see the break of literary tradition, the stagnation of narration, and the downfall of good writing.

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<![CDATA[ If she can get published, I should be able to]]> Many people tell me that these books are written for young adults, therefore I am not the core audience.  I shouldn't get this book since it is not written for me.  Sorry, I don't buy that.  I have read many young adult novels and I have NEVER been as nauseated by a bunch of characters in my life.  There is not one redeeming quality amongst any of them.  They are the most annoying group I have ever had the misfortune of meeting in a book.  I would never recommend this book to anyone except for what not to do with character interactions.

The story takes place in a small town and revolves around an uprooted teen.  This normally would not be a problem, except that the book is written in first person.  When your character is an angst ridden, spoiled, petulant drama queen, this is probably not a good idea.  While angst ridden, spoiled, petulant drama queens could identify with Bella, the rest of us are out in the cold.  By knowing intimately what is in her head, we are forbidden to have any kind of sympathy for her.  If we could have seen her through the eyes of the people who love her, we may have been able to connect to her more.

Normally vampires are not an issue considering they are popping up in all genre's of fiction in today's society.  There are many that have girl meets vampire, girl falls in love with vampire, vampire bites girl and has her for lunch story lines that are well written and interesting.  This is not one of them.  Consider the fact that Edward is a hundred year old vampire.  In order for the two main characters to have any connection, he has to act immature.  Key word is ACT immature.  Unfortunately, the author decided to MAKE him immature.  In order to sell the story line of a 17 yr old girl and a 100 yr old vampire being in love, she has made them the same age emotionally.  I realize that it takes some men a long time to grow up, but come on, 100 YEARS?  

There are a few more characters and interactions, but who really cares?  Insert besotted love loser teenage boys name here can't get the girl of his dreams,. insert clueless bimbos name here.  They have some kind of cliched interaction and some kind of drama happens out of it.  Oh wait!  There is one car crash!  Sort of....but a knight in a vampire cape shows up and rescues the klutzy drama queen  and then they go to chemistry class.  Or lunch.  It's interchangeable.

I could probably spoil the story line for you, but let's face it.  There really isn't one in this book, unless you count the "love" story angle.  17 yr old girls are a mass of hormones.  They will fall in love at the drop of a hat, usually with the hat.  I remember knowing everything at that age and Bella is true to form.  It would be so much more appealing to go on a journey of self discovery with her, if I didn't know what the brainless little dweeb was thinking or not thinking as the case may be.

The movie may or may not be better.  I couldn't stomach the thought of going to it considering how much I loathe this book.  My review is better written than Twilight and I'm half asleep while writing it.  I wish I was fully asleep while I read it.  Well, if the goal is to have your work stick in people's heads, I can tell you Stephanie Meyers is an unqualified success in that area.  She just may wish it was in a more positive aspect.  But given the popularity of the Twilight series, I'm sure she will consider this review briefly and promptly forget about it as soon as she makes another fat deposit in the bank.



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<![CDATA[ So over it ...]]> Honestly ... Vampires glittering??? What is that about? I am used to the vampires are evil and sexy in their own way but this takes it to a whole new level.  Frankly I was sorely disapointed in this book series/movie.  Vampires do not glitter in the sunlight, they burn up and turn into dust.  They are suposed evil being from Hell.  Not some magical creatures that have a heart and soul.  They only show the lovey dovey crap and that is not all they are about

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<![CDATA[ just this one]]> I refuse to read any more of Stephenie Meyer's crap after I have wasted my time reading all four books in the Twilight series. Having said that, the first book is actually not that bad, the only one worth reading out of the four. We've all experienced it or wanted to experience: the head-over-heels-can't-live-without-you love. And girls want to be that one who gets to change the bad boy and make him settle with them. Meyer does her magic of making the readers think that they are Bella, and that they can be like Bella. Twilight is successful at getting the teenage girls giddy and full of false hope. If I had to give Meyer credit for one thing, besides gathering a cult-like following, is focusing on the fact that Bella has control over her life and makes her own decisions. She is impulsive, she is wrong, she is right, she doesn't know. This is a true teenage girl like behavior, but I do love that she is also trying to find herself besides finding Edward. I know, it's hard to believe that Bella even has her own identity in Twilight, because she later becomes either Jacob's girl or Edward's girl. In conclusion, if you want to find out for yourself what the phenomenon is all about, just stop after reading the first book. 

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<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by Blurgirl]]> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 15:06:53 +0000 <![CDATA[ How did this book get so popular?]]>      I approached Twilight with an open mind, thinking there had to be some reason for it becoming a cultural phenomenon. I was sorely disappointed with what turned out to be a thoroughly bland read.
     I can't say that I would recommend this book to anyone, not even those looking for a laugh at a book that's 'so bad it's good'. 

     Twilight takes place in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, a place I can assure you is much less exciting than it seems ( I grew up in nearby Sequim). A teen aged Bella Swan moves there from Arizona to live with her father and instantly becomes the most popular girl in school! (exactly why or how this happens is completely beyond me). Bella doesn't really seem to care about all this though and continues to be moody and apathetic until she encounters the mysterious Edward Cullen who turns out to be a vampire (but of course he would never harm a human!) and they fall blandly in love through copious pages of tedious dialog. 
     This book is rife with unlikeable, one dimensional characters. Bella has no personality! We learn nothing about her other than how much she hates Forks and how she is obsessed with Edward, of whom we know even less about (after all what drives someone who's like two hundred years old to fall madly in love with a mumbly, emotionally constipated teenage girl?)

     Considering this is a work of young adult fiction, this book has some very disturbing anti-feminist themes. Bella is a horrible role model for any girl. Brimming with dangerous sexuality Bella must be controlled by the men around her, who fight for her like a prized ham. She has no power of her own and must rely on male characters to rescue her from whatever ill constructed perilous situation she is flung into by Stephanie Meyer's soporific 8th grade writing skills.

     If you're looking for fantasy sci/fi young adult fiction do yourself favor and read something well written and exciting like The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix (Romance! Zombies! strong, independent female lead!) If teen romance is your thing try reading some Meg Cabot (good writing, funny, believable characters) or even Robin McKinley for those of you older than 14 (awesome thoughtful retellings of fairy tales chock full of action adventure and emotional complexity).


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<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by Esoteric]]> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 02:56:38 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by dreed306]]> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 14:43:24 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by akaspan]]> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 03:17:43 +0000 <![CDATA[ READ!]]>


I held of when I reading Twilight because I knew I would fall in love. The first 100 pages were a bit slow and it pretty much set the foundation for the saga. I must admit I loved every word. I stood up all night just to finish it. You should definitely read it when you have time. The books look long but is such an easy read. Myer leaves you wanting more. Bella is the main character. She moves from sunny Arizona to Washington withe her dad. The city in which she moves is always raining. She meets Edward, her current boyfriend, during biology class. They hate each other at first for reasons you will figure out when you read. As you may know Edward is a vampire who lives among society and does not kill humans just do not tempt him. Jacob is not really in the story he comes in from time to time but not a main character. The climax occurs when the vampire family decides to go play baseball with Bella. James and Victoria are vampires who kill humans, they are a bit less civil. James feels offended due to Edward’s defensive reaction. Bella is in danger. Read to see what happens. ]]> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 03:43:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by cristi31792]]> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 03:17:25 +0000 <![CDATA[ Twilight Review]]> Twilight was such a great book and it paved the way for many vampire series, at least for me it did. I had not read any vampire books since Anne Rice and her Interview With the Vampire series and it was truly a difference in these two series. I really enjoyed reading “Twilight” because I am definitely a sucker for romance and adding a vampire in love to mix really intrigued me. I was captivated how Edward kept rejecting Bella. On the very first day, Bella sits next the Edward and he acts as if he is just repulsed by her. He even disappears for days. It was interesting to see how long it would take for him to warm up to her and for their budding relationship to start blossoming. What really amazed me was how Edward saved Bella from a classmates van in the school parking lot by using his bare hands to stop the van. I have seen the movie too and it was just the way I pictured it in the book. The story starts to really get interesting when another vampire, James, wants to hunt Bella for the fun of it, due to her strange relationship with Cullens. From there it just spirals out of control with her being tricked by James and being bitten. Anyway, this book is so action packed its impossible to put it all in one review.]]> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 03:16:53 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by LauraWalters]]> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 21:28:04 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by cpw1952]]> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 21:07:14 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by RebecaR]]> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 20:56:05 +0000 <![CDATA[ Got me hooked]]> This was Meyer's first novel, considering that, it was great in that I vividly saw the characters and became compelled to complete the series. From the get go, the places were described well and the characters, while simplistic, were easily understood as if they were real people. I strongly recommend the book over the films! This story got me interested in the plot and eager to obtain closure as to what would happen. I cranked this one out in about four days and read the other three immediately after. In the end, I had read all four books in two weeks. It is a great conversation piece, as everyone has either heard of this series or read it themselves. If they have no interest in it, I summarize and highlight the parts I enjoyed and then they are educated as well! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people reading one of these books in public and I strike up a conversation. It is fascinating that the author is of the Mormon faith and how this guided the story. The large following is for a reason, this story has everything (love, action, adventure, history, and magical creatures). The books are far superior to the films, I would skip those all together. I think everyone should read this series, then we could all have something else to talk about besides the weather!

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<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by igazaar]]> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 20:49:29 +0000 <![CDATA[ if you could live forever, what would you live for?]]> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 00:23:19 +0000 <![CDATA[ A Feminism Nightmare.]]> feelings, the bloodlust, and the smoldering looks. It wasn't until later that year that I had found out about the rest of the series, and despite the sudden Twilight obsession, continued to read and enjoy. It wasn't until I returned to the series for a second go-around last year that I realized something was very off this time. Something about it just nagged me and pulled at my mind. Slowly I began to realize the types of things that Twilight was actually advocating. On the surface Twilight appears to be a strong female narrative. Written by woman with a woman protagonist, it is a veritable triumph for feminists everywhere, correct? Oh so very wrong. Bella is described by most Twilight fans to be a strong girl whose main strength lies in her ability to sacrifice herself for those that she loves. While this may be somewhat true, I feel it is only so apparent because it is contrasted with a somewhat meek and forgiving nature. She is adored by everyone, especially males. The fact that she even manages to attain adoration and obsession by creatures that aren't human only serves to show this even more. What causes this adoration? She cooks and cleans for her father while he cleans his gun and brings home the bacon, she looks pretty, she is so very fragile, and can charmingly not handle anything more than reading and daydreaming, unable to fend for herself. She is diminutive and doe eyed. This is all it takes for her to be adored and exalted. Her character is creepily perfect without any real flaws other than the harmlessly charming self-deprecation and clumsiness. I won't even delve to deeply into the fact that Edward invades Bella's privacy and her home before he even says hello to her...that he watches her sleep on a consistant basis, and we all find it so sweet and charming before you realize that it is more than a little creepy. Should we, as women, expect to have our privacy violated and to find it charming? It is a common societal belief that the line of "creepy stalker behavior" is drawn quite differently for men than for women, considering that when most men behave in an overbearing and unhealthy attitude we are conditioned to see it as charming, as a testament of love, but when women do it is stalker, Fatal Attraction behavior. There are many more reasons that I have such issues, as a feminists with Twilight, but many revolve around the narrative as a whole and I wanted to just focus on the first book. While I agree that the books are written about as well as any other young adult fiction is written (long flowery prose, etc.), I feel it's underlying messages are much more dangerous than we give them credit for. ]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:43:40 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by hawthorne82]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:33:07 +0000 <![CDATA[ Twilight]]>  
 man, the romance in the book is hot!!! even if you're not big on romance, the action is enough to keep you interested. what girl wouldnt want to sexy guys fighting over her? I honestly was team edward throughout this first book! he's sexy, smart, rich, and cold!! hahahaha. did i mention romantic? I would love to marry edward cullen! but yeah. I would recommend anyone young and romantic to read this. even older people should read these books. The setting is amazing. It does rain a lot but the setting is just beautiful. Edward takes Bella to a beautiful scene which brings back memories for Bella later in the story and this gets her in trouble! Read it to find out how! Jacob is so sexy! but his character isnt really developed until the second book. The books are more amazing than the movie. The movie tends to leave out a  lot of detail so i suggest reading the books first before you watch the movie

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<![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by wolf0704]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:18:55 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by DoraBaldwin]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:05:21 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by scubanaut]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:47:40 +0000 <![CDATA[Twilight (book) Quick Tip by simbaraves]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 06:08:57 +0000 <![CDATA[ A Good Book Like I Haven't Read in A While]]> When Bella Swan moved to Forks, Washington she was not expecting her dull life to become anything less than more tiresome. Instead she finds a small circle of friends, and some thing most certainly worth investigating. One of her fellow class mates – known to be a loner – does not seem to be quite normal; this can easily be seen just by his looks. But when Bella spends more time with this boy, she discovers other qualities the lead her to believe this boy isn’t even human. In a short investigation, she realizes this boy is some one all of the fiction books teach you to fear – the only problem is, fear is the farthest thing from Bella’s mind.
I was very intrigued with the complexity of this book. It left plenty for author Stephanie Meyers to write about in the following installments. The main character was certainly very realistic and the plot developed as I read on very well. I became immersed in the very real world of Vampires. It’s easy to believe with the actual setting of the story being in such a real place. Bella was a delightful character to get into her head, and I found out I was quite attached to some of the supporting characters as well. I recommend Twilight to everyone.

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