I'm probably the last person in the world to read the first book of this series, but hey, it was worth the wait! I was even more curious to read it after I saw the movie in December - I thought it was really beautifully filmed. So when I started reading I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the tone, the atmosphere of the book was the same as in the movie. So they got it right!
Twilight is a love story between Bella and Edward. They don't really have the usual teenage complications, but they have a different (big) one. Edward is a vampire. He's a good vampire and tries real hard not to feed on humans, but still. I liked the way their differences were treated by Stephanie Meyer - it doesn't really bother Bella that Edward could eat her at any moment. That's really the best example of adolescent love and trust I've seen, obvously brought to new heights.
I really enjoyed reading this. The first half was slow and dark - Meyer had to set up the characters I guess. Then it got very exciting and I couldn't put it down.
I won't say any more, since you've all either read it or at least heard about it. Just that I'll need to get to a bookstore to buy the second book soon!
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