Monday, November 17, 2008


When my eleven-year-old daughter first received the book Twilight as a gift, I wasn't sure if I wanted her to read it. I'd heard it was "creepy", full of vampires, and thought it might frighten her and lead to nightmares. Or what if she wanted to make herself look like a vampire--or should I say vampiress--after reading the book? I've seen people on TV who've had their teeth sharpened into fangs in order to achieve the vampire look. Honestly, I didn't know if the book was a good idea. However, many of her friends (who don't resemble vampires) loved the book and were reading others in the series, and my daughter was eager to read it. As a parent, it's terrific when your child expresses an eager interest in reading--as long as she's not reading total garbage. Similar to the Harry Potter books, young readers (and others) absolutely devour the books in the series. Twilight is the first book in this bestselling series by author Stephenie Meyer. I haven't read the book but my daughter has read all four books in the Twilight Saga.
  1. Twilight (2005)
  2. New Moon (2006)
  3. Eclipse (2007)
  4. Breaking Dawn (2008)
Many fans already know that part of Midnight Sun, Edward's version of Twilight, was illegally posted on the internet and has been virally distributed without Stephenie Meyer's knowledge or permission, which greatly upset the author. Stephenie Meyer has now posted a partial draft for readers on her website.

In Twilight, seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan moves from Phoenix, Arizona, to Forks, Washington, and discovers that her life is in jeopardy when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. On Nov. 21, 2008, Twilight the movie is coming out. Here's the movie trailer. It stars Kristen Stewart (as Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (as Edward Cullen), and many others. We're going to the midnight showing on opening night.


  1. I'm just started "Breaking Dawn." And I'm looking forward to watching the movie version of Twilight. The story line for these books is compelling. But after a while I do get a little tired of Edward's beautiful marble lips. (Which Bella is constantly kissing.) But a fast-reading romance is a fun escape. I like them as much as the next person. :)

  2. Thanks for you kind comments on my blogs. You're a remarkable person!

    My daughter, who loves to read, like the first and second one but not the third. Maybe it was for the same reason that Christie indicated? :)

    Well, the movie comes out on Friday. You'll have to let us know what you think!

  3. Thank you, Christie and Heidi, for your terrific comments! Even though I haven't read The Twilight Saga, I'm very excited about seeing the movie!

  4. My 13 year old daughter has completed the second book in the series (borrowed it from classmate), I then bought her the first one which she is now reading. All three of my daughters and their 23 year old cousin watch the movie based on the first book together, at home. When the male lead character came in sight for the first time the all screamed in unison. My wife and I gave each other a look that meant "trouble ahead??"


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