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Content Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilightby Stephenie Meyer                                                                                                                               Review by Andria

Intended audience:  YA                               
Age of main character:  17

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.




Sexual Content:

-Moderate


Language:

-Minor


Other Issues:

-This is a vampire book...there are vampires.

-Considering this is a vampire book, there isn't much violence but the end of the book is particularly violent, because a small coven of traditional vampires wander into the town and one of them becomes fixated upon Bella and begins to hunt her. When he finally corners her and begins his attack, there is intense violence as he intends to kill her.
Examples:

p.449 “A crushing blow struck my chest – I felt myself flying backward, and then heard the crunch as my head bashed into the mirrors. The glass buckled, some of the pieces shattering and splintering on the floor beside me.”

p.450 “He was over me at once, his foot stepping down hard on my leg. I heard the sickening snap before I felt it. But then I did feel it, and I couldn’t hold back my scream of agony. I twisted up to reach for my leg, and he was standing over me, smiling… His toe nudged my broken leg and I heard a piercing scream. With a shock, I realized it was mine.” 



Did I like this book?
Yes!!  I love this book and all the following ones.  Even though this is a vampire book, the Cullens only hunt animals and have really good morals.  I didn't let my daughter read these yet because I think that she is too young for these serious emotions (and the sexual relationship, even though they are married, in the last book), but I will probably let her read them in the next couple of years.  This continues to be one of the best books that I have ever read and I can't wait for more from Stephenie Meyer.  9 out of 10

other books in this series:  New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn


Subpages (2): twilight twilight language
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