Monday, December 14, 2009

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, reviewed by Kanika Loomba

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Reviewed by
Name: Kanika Loomba (10 years)
School: Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan

The first book in the series largly revolves around bella’s introduction into forks and her discovery of the vampires therein. Her obsession with her striking lab partner. Edward cullen , leads her to learn his family’s secret. Led by crlisle , each member of the family has been bit by a vampire and transformed into an immortal. Unlike most vampires who feast on human blood , the cullens are “vegetarians” and limit there hunting to large game such as elk and deer.

The majority of the book is spent discussing the interpers and drama behind bella and edward’s relationship . We follow her investigation into the cullen background and subsequent welcoming into their family . There is a little action until the second half of the book when bella discovers that not all vampires are as accomodating as the cullen clan .

In the end , all’s well that ends well and it appears that bella and edward will ride off into the sunset for a lovely happily ever after .

The romance between edward and bella is both touching and compelling . There is a melanchoholic feel to their impossible love , yet at the same time they both are unwilling to give up hope that their relationship is not doomed .

The book reaches a fever pitch of excitement as the romance between bella and edward turns into a frantic race to stay alive .

The book is marketed at young adult readers but it has the ability to cross age barriers and satisfy both teenagers and adults alike . Twilight is simple yet beautifully written .

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