by Stephenie Meyer.
Started: 15 November 2006 (ish)
Finished: 21 November 2006
Headstrong, sun-loving, 17-year-old Bella declines her mom's invitation to move to Florida, and instead reluctantly opts to move to her dad's cabin in the dreary, rainy town of Forks, WA. She becomes intrigued with Edward Cullen, a distant, stylish, and disarmingly handsome senior, who is also a vampire. When he reveals that his specific clan hunts wildlife instead of humans, Bella deduces that she is safe from his blood-sucking instincts and therefore free to fall hopelessly in love with him. The feeling is mutual, and the resulting volatile romance smolders as they attempt to hide Edward's identity from her family and the rest of the school. Meyer adds an eerie new twist to the mismatched, star-crossed lovers theme: predator falls for prey, human falls for vampire. This tension strips away any pretense readers may have about the everyday teen romance novel, and kissing, touching, and talking take on an entirely new meaning when one small mistake could be life-threatening. Bella and Edward's struggle to make their relationship work becomes a struggle for survival, especially when vampires from an outside clan infiltrate the Cullen territory and head straight for her. As a result, the novel's danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive. Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it.WONDERFUL book. I actually re-started it because I wanted to have it fresh in my mind for the weekend--my mother and I flew to Nashville to meet Stephenie. What a fantastic trip. I got listen to her Saturday & Monday nights, and have so much stuff I brought home from the trip, tee. In anycase, the book was just as wonderful the fourth time through. My mother was reading it the same time as I was (yay for two copies) and we both pointed out all the swoon-worty, cute, etc... phrases as we went through :)