Stephenie Meyer  Author

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Series: The Twilight Saga Ser.

Volume: 1

ISBN: 0316015849

EAN: 9780316015844

Category: Juvenile Fiction / Paranormal/Juvenile Fiction / School & Education/Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance/Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / General/Juvenile Fiction / General

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Release Date: 08/12/2006

Age Range: 12-UP

Synopsis: Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. Be very still, he whispered, as if I wasnt already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat. As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--hes a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.Meyer has achieved quite a feat by making this scenario completely human and believable. She begins with a familiar YA premise (the new kid in school), and lulls us into thinking this will be just another realistic young adult novel. Bella has come to the small town of Forks on the gloomy Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group of five remarkably beautiful teens, who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by saintly Carlisle, who has inspired them to renounce human prey. For Edwards sake they welcome Bella, but when a roving group of tracker vampires fixates on her, the family is drawn into a desperate pursuit to protect the fragile human in their midst. The precision and delicacy of Meyers writing lifts this wonderful novel beyond the limitations of the horror genre to a place among the best of YA fiction. (Ages 12 and up)

Awards: Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award – null  Black-Eyed Susan Book Award – null  Bluegrass Award – null  Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award – null  Evergreen Young Adult Book Award – null  Garden State Childrens Book Awards – null  Garden State Teen Book Award – null  Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin) – null  Golden Sower Award – null  Grand Canyon Reader Award – null  Maryland Childrens Book Award – null  Nevada Young Readers Award – null  Original Voices Award – null  Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award – null  SCASL Book Award (South Carolina) – null  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year – null  Volunteer State Book Award – null  Arizona Young Readers Award – null 


Illustrated: No

Format: Paperback

Height: 2.0 inches

Width: 5.5 inches

Length: 8.25 inches

Weight: 16.05 oz

Pages: 544