The Twilight Book Series

October 1, 2010 by  
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The Twilight Book Series

The Twilight book series has overtaken Harry Potter as the new sensation among preteens, and the teens and adults who still enjoy reading books aimed at younger people. With the first book being made into a blockbuster movie the series is starting to attract even more attention. The movie will only tell the story of the first book but there are three books after that (and another one on the way!)

The first book is titled simply Twilight and it sets up the story of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. At it’s heart this is a story about the unlikely budding romance between Bella and Edward. What makes it so unlikely? Edward is a vampire who is over 100 years old (although that’s actually quite young for a vampire!) Bella on the other hand is just a 17 year old girl. But while Edward is over 100 years old, he looks 17 too and he will look 17 forever because that’s how old he was when he became a vampire. Yes, that’s how it works!

The second, third, and fourth books are called New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. I do not want to give a synopsis of each book as that would be giving too much away.

There is a fifth novel planned by author Stephanie Meyer. The 5th book isn’t really an extension of the story but rather a different point of view of the story. The four books are told through the point of view of Bella and Breaking Dawn will tell that same story through the eyes of Edward.

While that’s an interesting literary device (have you ever read The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner?) it does seem unlikely to be ripe for a film adaptation but perhaps if the Twilight movies do as well as the Harry Potter movies, the movie studios will go ahead with it anyway!

The movie version of Twilight stars Robert Pattinson as the vampire Edward and Kristen Stewart as Bella. Robert Pattinson has become a heart throb for many young girls (and some older girls who should really know better.)

Pattinson first gained attention as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Kristen Stewart has been in movies such as 2002’s Panic Room (she was Jodie Foster’s daughter) and 2007’s Into the Wild (which is a very good movie by the way.)

If you enjoy “young adult” fiction and in particular romantic young adult fiction then you may very well enjoy these books. They will not be for everyone that enjoyed Harry Potter (which I think has a wider audience) but if you do like the Harry Potter books that may be an indication you would like these books as well.

Marvin J. Markus recommends you check out this blog on Twilight The Movie. You can find Twilight Posters for sale on EBay. Some of them have even been signed by the stars of the movie.

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