Book review: “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer

Cover of the novel

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Cover of the novel “Twilight.”

“Twilight,” the first book in Stephenie Meyer’s series of romance novels and the basis of the hit motion picture in theatres now, is unlike anything you’ve read before. Put aside any preconceived views you might have on vampires, science fiction or fantasy genres. “Twilight” is a kind all of its own.

The story of Bella and Edward’s romance is so masterfully written in simplicity, it has the ability to cross over age barriers with ease. With the straightforward writing style, every reader is able to breeze through the book, getting lost in the intricate plot that has Bella, the plain, isolated new student in Forks, Wa. falling in love with the immortal vampire, Edward.

A forbidden love relationship isn’t new, but Meyer’s twist on the lifestyle of Edward and his family and the tricky situations that he and Bella are faced with keep readers on the edge of their seat. Aside from the romance, “Twilight” is a perfect representation of every relationship that a person has, making this book so easily relatable. From Bella’s close friendship with her mom, her dysfunctional connection to her dad and the love triangle that occurs later in the book, “Twilight” offers something for everyone to identify with.

The saga continues with Meyer’s books “New Moon,” “Eclipse,” and “Breaking Dawn” and the complications get deeper and deeper. Meyer’s ability to continually present fresh and exciting plotlines makes this series a can’t-eat-can’t-sleep nail biter series that you’ll never put down. The only thing that will prompt you to slow your reading is knowing that the saga is only four books long and the sadness of Edward and Bella’s story is coming to an end.

You’ve heard of books that are page-turners, but “Twilight” is so compelling and fresh, you’ll feel like you’re living the story rather than reading about it. This is one series you won’t want to miss out on.

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