Monday, June 30, 2008

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight starts off with a preface where the main character faces her imminent demise. Without any background information at all, I was already swept up in the book, even though I had barely finished the first page. Chapter One goes back to the beginning as Bella, the protagonist, moves to the cold, rainy town of Forks, Washington from sunny Phoenix, Arizona. The story goes on to describe how Bella meets a strange family in her new school. She soon becomes obsessed with one of them named Edward. While at first she doesn’t realize why Edward is different, she falls passionately in love with him and he with her. When she figures out the truth, it oddly doesn’t deter her one bit. The novel reaches its climax when the events in the preface occur. In context they are even more compelling. The happy ending perfectly concluded one of my favorite books of all time. -Cassie P.

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