Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer [teen fiction]

Reviewed by Olga

17 year old Isabella Swan has been living with her mother in Phoenix, Arizona most of her life. Last year Bella’s mom Renee got married. Phil, her stepfather is a minor league baseball player so they started traveling and had to move. That’s when Bella decided to go to Forks, Washington, to move in with her father, Charlie. In the beginning she misses Phoenix terribly, but becomes very interested in the Cullens. Especially Edward. She makes new friends, Jessica, Angela, Mike, and Eric. Bella and Edward both fall in love, but since Edward is a vampire he must stay away from her. As Bella does some research she finds out what he is. The next day he takes her into the woods…Eric, Tyler, and Mike see that Bella likes Edward and they are jealous. Edward introduces Bella to his family: Carlisle, Esme, Alice, Jasper, Rosalie, and Emmett. When they go out to play baseball, they stumble into “the game”: James, Victoria, and Laurent, who are not like the Cullens. They don’t diet on animals, instead humans…there are several life-threatening situations. And then comes Jacob. Also in love with Bella…

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