Twilight (2005) by Stephenie Meyer is a compelling novel that focuses on an adolescent girl’s romantic relationship with a male vampire. After she decides that Edward is not human, Bella and the reader learn about the various secretive aspects of the multifaceted vampire world together. In discovering Edward’s true identity, Bella is faced with several decisions, many of which may put her in dangerous and deadly situations. In the face of peril, Bella and the reader learn the importance of family (and just how far one may go for them) and true love. Bella and Edward progress through the general stages of adolescent development, making their characters easy to relate to for young adults. Readers will learn a great deal about honesty and trustworthiness from the two main characters, as Edward’s life revolves around one deep, dark secret that Bella must keep. They will lose themselves in Meyer’s creative, mystical world of the supernatural, feeling the various characters’ emotions to an extremely vivid degree.
By: Stephenie Meyer