No other books currently out right now are receiving more attention from younger readers than the Twilight series created by Stephenie Meyer.
All four of the novels have been on The New York Times best-sellers list. After reading the first novel, I was hooked, and wasn’t able to put it down until a few hours later when I had finished it. Meyer captures the adolescent thinking that many teenagers use to get through their normal day lives.
The addition of vampires to the main protagonist Bella Swan’s high school life intensifies the novel and brings an essence to it which hasn’t been included in children’s novels for a few years. Meyer’s descriptions of Bella and her relationships with these vampires are mesmerizing and unique unlike the average vampire book, written only to employ the author.
I recommend that everyone who dreams of a world with something more than just the human race read the Twilight series.
After all, maybe you will start to believe in children’s stories.
Editor’s note: The last installment in the Twilight series, "Breaking Dawn," is scheduled to be released Aug. 2.