Twilight

Twilight

Book - 2005
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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316160179
0316160172
0316015849
Branch Call Number: PZ7.M57188 Tw 2005
Meyer, S
MEYER S
Characteristics: 498 p. ; 22 cm

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#27 Twilight Series. Above is the first in the series and the subsequent novels are New Moon; Eclipse; and Breaking Dawn.

#11. Vampire themed fantasy romance novel following a mortal girl and her falling in love with a vampire. Problems and danger arise as she becomes involved in a world of vampires.

Reasons: religious viewpoint and violence


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violet_bee_340
Aug 28, 2018

This story wasn't as bad as I originally thought. It wasn't the best romance novel, but it wasn't horrible. To me, it was written like a fanfiction on wattpad. Since it's like a fanfiction to me I wan't expecting it to be good. Especially with the memes and jokes surrounding the franchise. The story itself was alright. The relationship between Edward and Bella is destructive. I didn't really like the way the author portrayed Edward, because has experienced a century of human life, yet he doesn't act like he has. In m mind, someone who has lived decades should have a different view of life. Bella was a bit annoying, like a main character in a fanfic would act. She was "in love" with Edward, even though she barely knew him? She also did things which could jeopardize everyone around her, but she didn't care about them as much as she said she did. I would still read the series. It was actually pretty good, but don't take the series to seriously.

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leileileeculham
Aug 22, 2018

My aunt can't wait for me to be old enough to read and watch it!

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Brittany Hester
Jul 30, 2018

it's a good series

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SienaEng
Jul 12, 2018

Great story! Edward and Bella are good together. It's pretty intense on the part where James comes in.

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maddie4575
Jun 28, 2018

this book is the best!!!!!!totaly kept me reading the entire time.
the whole series is amazing. i read it at 11 and i was kind of to young.13 and over would be good

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DPLbrian
May 05, 2018

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

I chose to live one of those lives as an angsty teenage girl in Forks, Washington surrounded by a clan of vampires. Despite not quite fitting into the target demographic, I found great enjoyment in Twilight. I initially read it in the height of it's popularity, which, tends to make all books a little better. Always having someone to discuss it with. Now you're hard-pressed to find anyone that does anything but bash the work. If you're a fan of YA, vampires, coming of age stories, or romance, I suggest giving this a shot. Forget any criticism you may have heard, let yourself be immersed in the world, and dive in. You just might like it.

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xman189
Mar 28, 2018

So the book is basically about a girl who moves in with her father and when she gets down there she gets signed into school and when she gets in class this boy was looking at her and when the days go by they are getting closer to each other and the boy edward tries to protect the girl bella and when he does there are obstacles in their way and it stops them sometimes and then another boy comes in named jacob and he also likes bella and edward doesn’t like jacob because basically edward is a vampire and jacob is a werewolf and they have arguments. I kinda like the book it has its ups and down and it has it’s good and it’s bad moments sometimes it can get boring when you keep reading it but at the beginning, it has a lot of good parts to it

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Kaylin_Meredith
Mar 21, 2018

There are few YA books I've read that fail so horribly. There is barely a plot, the characters are absolutely horrendous, and Edward and Bella fit just about every criterion for a toxic relationship. The "romantic" dialogue was the only enjoyable part of this book, and that's just because it's so bad that it's laughable. It's really scary for me to think that this relationship was "goals" for so many teenagers back when it came out.

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blue_bee_1863
Feb 15, 2018

Bella is mental and Edward is too dramatic.
Didn't like the book or their relationship which was stupid

LiztheLibrarian Feb 08, 2018

Read if you ever wondered what all the hype was about or if you really like vampire stories, but be forewarned that the writing isn't very good.

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maddie4575
Jun 28, 2018

maddie4575 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Blue_Cat_855
May 15, 2017

Blue_Cat_855 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 10

RobertELPL Mar 04, 2017

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Gwen904
Dec 30, 2016

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kiera_254
Jul 27, 2016

kiera_254 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 25

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Grudgeholderr
Jul 21, 2016

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blue_dolphin_3839
Jul 16, 2015

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Jun 23, 2015

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The1975
Jul 14, 2016

Bella Swan is now in Forks however much she doesn't want to be there is not an option. Will she stay or go to Phoenix?

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Arii
Jun 28, 2015

This book keeps you hooked with its quirky characters and darkness. It's a whirlwind of emotions. Edward and Bella are the main characters throughout the saga and it's about a love triangle between Jacob, Bella and Edward. It takes the vampire and werewolf differences and hatred to a whole new level.

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blue_cat_48432916
Jun 23, 2015

Twilight is about a girl who moves from Phoenix to Forks to live with her dad and falls in love this attractive guy who turns out to be a vampire.

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starfairyalina777
Jun 15, 2015

A 17 year old girl finds love for the first and the last time. She nows what she wants Evan if others see thangs diffrent but her lover might just take a bite of her.

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winner2345
Jul 10, 2014

Bella has just moved to a new town to live with her dad when she meets Edward and falls in love with him but it is not as easy as it sounds because Edward is a vampire.

Kristal M Lozier Jul 06, 2014

This book is a story about a vampire who falls in love with a human. The human ends up in trouble with other evil vampires but her good vampire comes and saves her in the knick of time.

Dalia_1 Feb 26, 2014

Twilight is one of the greatest books of all times and deserves a round of applause.

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Allys_Milliken
Jun 04, 2013

When Bella Swan moves to Forks to live with her dad, she has no idea what she is putting herself into. She comes across some not-so-human friends, and they don't get along at all. Read this book to find out what Bella chooses to do about it.

anna9391 Aug 09, 2012

a girl name bella comes to live with her father in a small town called forks.there she meets a boy named edward and they fall in love but she discovers hes as vampire.

littleaznangel86 Aug 05, 2012

17 year old Bella Swan leaves Phoenix to live in Forks, Washington with her father. and there she meets Edward Cullen who is unique in some way. as Bella find herself in mixed up messy things that will change her life.

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S4Plib
Feb 24, 2016

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AmandaNicole1998 Sep 20, 2014

"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb"

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winner2345
Jul 10, 2014

“I decided as long as I'm going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly.”

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jasAMITY1
Dec 19, 2012

"Don't be self-conscious," he whispered in my ear. "If i could dream at all, it would be about you. And I'm not ashamed of it. "

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p_gzpata9730
Jul 25, 2012

the person that says the'll never hurt you will hurt you the most

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Stephanie_Sibbald
Jun 26, 2012

About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was part of him — and I didn’t know how potent that part might be — that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

(Permanently etched in my mind...)

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

DONT UNDERESTIMATE LOVE

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

LOVE IS SUMTHIN U STAY WITH 4 THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

If loving becomes painful then its not love anymore, then its time to let go. Remember that love is kind and just

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

All this time you were pretending, so much for my happy ending

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maddie4575
Jun 28, 2018

Violence: bloody detailed fights that can get scary for younger ages

The_Light_Particle May 06, 2014

Other: WARNING: This book contains terrible grammar! Make sure you don't copy the way Stephenie Meyers writes.

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Sherlockforever1
Aug 20, 2013

Coarse Language: not terribly bad, just a few d-words and a few h-words

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mia9225
Feb 18, 2013

Other: Bad female role model

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mia9225
Feb 18, 2013

Sexual Content: Creepy vampire stalker

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hothead13
Nov 05, 2012

Other: Sexist, possibly offensive.

hajrarunne Jul 09, 2012

Violence: there are parts when there are battles between wear wolfs and vampires but nothing to intense

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hhrgrock
Apr 17, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This book is amazing but some parts will have you sitting on the edge of your chair! Or in my case on the end of my bed!!!

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H22818313
Mar 12, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: theres just a coulple of bits were i cringed but is still a great book.

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tay12345678910
Feb 17, 2012

Sexual Content: This title contains sexual content

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