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  • Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 498 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 720

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0316015849
  • 0316160172
  • 0316038377



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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

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1st book in the vampire love saga.

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.

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This book was an amazing love story and I can't believe some people thought it was awful!


i am totally a twihard

Loved it

This was such a great book!!!! I loved it sooooo much! I would recommend it to people who like romance and make believe creatures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing I didn't like was Bella. Bella for some reason annoyed me. She acted inferior to Edward which I really hated. If you just ignore those few things (which I didn't and I'm sure you can't either) then it's a really good book!!!!!!


I originally read this book before it became mega-popular or even was going to be a "saga". I liked it back then, and upon re-read as a more mature person realized that it is pure teen sappy romance, with the added bonus of being written by a Mormon who tries to telegraph the message to young girls that sex is wrong and any man you are with has the right to control you.


I very much do NOT recommend the Twilight books nor the movies based on them. They are simulataneously too dark (Edward is very controlling towards Bella and she can't live without him) and too ridiculous (sparkly vampires? seriously?). For a more serious and meaningful look at vampires and their relationships with teen girls, watch "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Not Impressed

Only read this book because my friend said I couldn't hate on it unless I read it. I still dislike it. Bella won't do a thing to help herself and is generally stupid, even as far as book characters go. The story was okay, some decent action and events, but overall I could not stand Bella.


I don't get how you can hate this story. AMAZING BOOK!!!!!

Better than the next

the whole twilight series stinks but except for maybe this book. this one isn't too bad because it has a decent amount of action and less romance than the rest. i recommend if you're really bored read this book but forget about the rest!

A bad message

This book has horrible writing, and the story is one that glorifies abusive relationships. It's not really worth reading.


twilight is a very romantic book.


very romantic and sweet


This is a horrible series, I did not like it at all.


This book was okay some parts were epic and some parts were just nah. I think that it would be great for people who are in high school.


Supposed to be for teens, but I'm 30 years old and I ate it right up, along with the other three in this series.

twilight vs. harry potter

one of my best friends says that u can't love harry potter and twilight at the same time. I proved her wrong. Loved this book! I think it's the best one in the series.

Lovely Story

I can't understand who hate this story. I love it. This is a perfect book! This is the best book! This is an awesome book!


It scares me that teens will grow up thinking this is how one writes. Did Meyer not have an editor or was one clever editor hoping that she could expose the sham that is Stephanie Meyer?


The lost romance. The romance not meant to be, makes it so thrilling!

Awesome book

This is an awesome book about vampires! I couldn't put the book down! I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

perfect romance

Edward and Bella are in love until Jacob comes in. Romeo and Juliet is the same dilemma. This is a must read! But be careful this saga is dangerously addictive!

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