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An exciting vampire romance
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
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Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
Advantages: Exciting, romantic (for girls mainly), cool perspective of vampires, surprising, great ending
Disadvantages: The last book in this series is poor if you do reach it
The book twilight is a refreshing story about vampires, from a different perspective. They are not killed by stakes, or anything like the typical vampire tales, except they do kill humans in most cases. The book is about a school girl named Bella Swan, who falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen. It is a riveting and exciting tale, that never stops to be boring, there are plot twists throughout the whole book and it never ceases to surprise.
Twilight has so many fans who are female because for a large portion of the book, it is cast in a romantic perspective. But do not be pushed back by this if you are a man, there is still plenty to be gained from these books, there is certainly still an element of action present, and a few exciting chapters, which everyone can enjoy. I would say that this book is aimed at an audience of those around fifteen to twenty five years old, but no older or younger.
The portrayal of vampires within this book are what makes it such an intriguing novel for me. The vampires do not even have to feed of humans, but can instead just eat animals, this is what Edward Cullen chooses to do for moral reasons. They are also beautiful, because they must attract their prey, humans. The fact that Edward is perfect in every way is what draws many female readers to this book, and is generally why such a huge fan base is present, almost every girl in my sister's year at her school has read this book, and they all like it very much.
The book has been so surprisingly popular, that last year it actually hit the big screen. The movie was also a surprise as a box office success. And as a result their will be a sequel this upcoming summer. I would certainly recommend seeing the film also, as it captures the essence of the book very well, it manages to take every different event in the book and squeeze it into 90 minutes, something that I do not think the Harry Potter films were capable of doing.
The story is a fantastic read, and does not cease to surprise, it is engaging and has something that any teenager can get from it. It has now also generated three sequels, but the last one is disappointing. I would certainly recommend that any teenager reading this review reads the book, it is popular for a reason, and has many thinking points, five stars for it.