Twilight breaks movie box office but not before her novels were being consumed by teens like ice-caps in summer. The movie sub-head tells it all. ‘When You Can Live Forever, What Do You Live For?’ The mystery of vampire mythology meets contemporary romance. Meyers has found a potent blend for her fictional themes.
Why do you read Stephanie Meyer novels?
From Publisher’s Weekly’s starred review: “The main draw here is Bella’s infatuation with outsider Edward, the sense of danger inherent in their love, and Edward’s inner struggle—a perfect metaphor for the sexual tension that accompanies adolescence. These will be familiar to nearly every teen, and will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer’s tantalizing debut.”
“Twilight is one of the most moving books I have read in a long time. It kept me thinking about it long after I read the last page. Its heartbreaking romance and suspenseful twists made it hard for me to put the book down. Twilight allows the reader to experience a whole new outlook on vampires and how they interact around mankind. After reading this book I recommend it to anyone who would enjoy reading about an incredibly suspenseful romance.”
Katie, age 16
“Wow! I must admit, that when I heard about Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer, I was very intrigued. A book about a regular teenage girl— just like you and me— falling in love with a gorgeous vampire? Who wouldn’t want to read it? I was hooked from the first page, and as I read it, it only got better. Twilight is great because it seems so ordinary; is it possible for this situation to happen in your life? Imagine seeing a guy, more handsome than any you’ve ever seen, and not being able to tear you eyes away from him. Imagine that the force of your mutual chemistry feels like electricity. I promise you that every girl will want to be Isabella Swan. Throw in a little danger, a sticky situation, and a love more powerful than either character has ever known, and what do you get? Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. It is definitely a book worth reading.”
Rachel, 16 ( http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight_reviews.html)
Love at First Bite.
How would you describe the story?
I have a hard time with that. Because if I say to someone, “You know, it’s about vampires,” then immediately they have this mental image of what the book is like. And it’s so not like the other vampire books out there—Anne Rice’s and the few that I’ve read. It isn’t that kind of dark and dreary and blood-thirsty world. Then when you say, “It’s set in high school,” a lot of people immediately put it in another pool. It’s easy to pigeonhole with different descriptions.
This is the first vampire book I’ve ever read, and I couldn’t put it down.
I do like to say it’s a vampire book for people who don’t like vampire books.
How did the story come to you?
It feels kind of funny, but I had this dream. I even remember which day it was, because I had swim lessons starting that day and all kinds of other stuff going on. It was early in the morning. I woke up and it was just so vivid. (SLJ) http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6260602.html
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