Updated: Dec 11, 2021
What do you do when you’ve moved far away from everything you’ve ever known and suddenly everything around you is adding up to a conclusion about the world that just can’t be real?
But it is!
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is a fantasy love story about a girl who leaves the sunny city of Phoenix, Arizona for the small and rainy town of Forks, Washington. To move in with her father after her mother got remarried.
I’m sure most of you already know the gist of Twilight’s plot, but for those of you who’ve been happily oblivious…
The story follows Bella Swan, a young teen who’s the new girl at Forks High School. Where she notice a group of ‘foster siblings’, the Cullens, who are all very attractive and demonstrate rather strange behavior.
After Edward Cullen, one of the siblings who seemed to take an immediate dislike of her, saves her from a car crash and walks away without a scratch Bella is determined to discover his secrets.
After a bit of a struggle to get her to leave it alone Edward reveals the existence of Vampires.
And far from being frightened Bella begins to feel a since of belonging she’s never felt before as she enters into a romantic relationship with Edward and gets to know his family.
If you want a simple fun teen romance between a human and vampire then Twilight is definitely a book to check out. But, if you’re wanting something with a deeper plot and a well developed world of vampires I’d advise you look elsewhere.
I would not consider Twilight a well-written book by any means.
The characters are all too one-dimensional, the plot was completely lacking of any real conflict or goals, and the world building felt as though it was given all but a few seconds thought.
However, the pros are actually quite good and the author voice is rather beautiful.
Unlike many others who’ve read the book I didn’t find Bella to be without personality. I felt aspects of her personality where quite annoying, but the bland, dry humorous, unemotional part I fount to be relatable and enjoyed. And though I thought the idea of the vampires powers to be kind of ridiculous and not make much since on a scientific stand point I did enjoy Edwards ability to read minds.
All in all if you can stretch your suspension of disbelief beyond the idea of the group of several hundred-year-old vampires continuing to go to high school I think you could find Twilight to be an okay read.