I enjoyed this review by Dave Richards, who says Twilight by Stephenie Meyer has been good for him and his daughter:
"Twilight" is your basic star-crossed love story in the tradition of "Romeo & Juliet." How hard it is to be so in love but know you should not, cannot, must not consummate it. In an age when teens are inundated with crass songs and movies that push sex, "Twilight" encourages restraint while acknowledging how difficult that can be. It's one reason parents have embraced it.
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Here's a snippet from the Twilight book review from the LAist.com website:
Twilight is the first installment in the series of the same name that has generated an upcoming motion picture, as well as borderline hysteria in the hearts of mostly female teens and adults alike. After watching two or three friends get sucked into the madness (and only one of them a fan of teen fiction), an investigation seemed called for. The movie trailer looked decent; the fantasy of hot-vampire-falls-for-ordinary-girl was not totally unappealing.
And no, Twilight is certainly not. Meyer's writing is nothing literary fans will deign to read, but, much like Harry Potter, the story and characters, and certainly her uncanny abilities with suspense, will suck your average reader right in ...
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The book review from the well-respected parental guide - Commonsensemedia.org:
This is the downside to Harry Potter. Before J. K. Rowling smashed the page limits to smithereens, no publisher in their right mind would have allowed this book to be nearly 500 pages. It would have been cut down substantially, and it would have been a better story for it. This incredibly long book is really two books. The first two-thirds is a fairly engrossing, if not terribly imaginative, vampire romance, with lots of smoldering eyes, palpitating hearts, mood swings, and a nice touch of fantasy. Then in the final third it turns into an action-thriller, as another vampire sets his sights on Bella. Despite its length it is very readable, though it's all too easy to read a hundred pages, enjoy it, and then ...
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The website LoveVampires.com has this review on their site:
Twilight is the story of Edward and Bella’s romance. Forget any vampire romance you have read before, Twilight is so unique it is almost like it’s in its own genre. The book is marketed at Young Adult readers but it has the ability to cross age barriers and will satisfy both teenagers and adults alike. The story is told in first person from the perspective of Bella, so the reader only ever know what she knows, making Edward and his family a mystery that is slowly unravelled through out the book. Even by the end of the book ...
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