Twilight

Twilight, Book 1

by Stephenie Meyer

Series: Twilight Saga (No. 1)

When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town.

But in spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five adopted brothers and sisters obviously prefer their own company and will make no exception for Bella.

Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him, although his hostility makes her feel almost physically ill. He seems determined to push her away - until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car.

Bella will soon discover that there is a very good reason for Edward's coldness. He, and his family, are vampires - and he knows how dangerous it is for others to get too close.


  • Little, Brown; February 2009
  • ISBN: 9780748112517
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Twilight
  • Series: Twilight Saga (No. 1)
  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Imprint: Atom

About The Author

Stephenie Meyer is a 30-year-old mother of three children based in Arizona. TWILIGHT is her first novel.


Customer Reviews

Magdalena Moran
9/1/2016
twilight book report
Magdalena Moran 6th 8/30/16-8/31-16 Twilight Book Report He is absolutely fast and impossibly strong. She knows what his is, his skin is pail white, and ice- cold and he won’t go out in the sunlight. So there were three things she was absolutely positive about. First, he was a vampire but she was not afraid. Second, there was a part of him and she didn’t know how dominant that part could be that thirsted for her blood. And third, she was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him and she was afraid of losing him. She would rather die than stay away from him. He’s got unparalleled senses and is absolutely lethal. He’s been waiting for her a long time and his family is all different from others of their kind. But he would do whatever it takes to make her safe again. She’s his life. This is an amazing book that is deeply seductive, and extraordinarily suspenseful, it is a love story with bite. She had never given too much thought to how she would die even though she had enough reason to in the last few months but even if she would’ve thought of it she had never imagined it like this. Her name is Isabella Swan but everybody knows her by Bella she is a seventeen-year old who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to a small town Forks, Washington to live with her dad. Forks is very isolated, cold, dreary, and wet. But Bella finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen. Her new life is also dull until she gets a glimpse of the Cullen family. Edward pays her close attention and seems to guard her with alarming hostility when she’s forced to sit with him in Biology class. WARNING: SPOILERS AND DISCUSSION OF ESSENTIAL PLOT ELEMENTS FOLLOW The exposition of Twilight is about a teenager named Bella who goes to Forks on the Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. She goes to a High School where there she wonders about a group called the Cullen’s who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, a guy in the group named Edward she learns their big secret they’ve kept from everyone for a long time. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by Carlisle, renounce human prey. Edward and Bella start seeing each other more often and the family welcomes Bella. But when a group of tracker vampires fixate on her and try to feed on her, the family is all drawn into pursuit to protect Bella. The plot follows events in a linear way. Except at the very beginning when the introduction serves as a teaser, which starts with the most exciting part of the story, which is the climax, so that readers want to know more. The setting in twilight goes down in modern- time (2005). The location jumps around a lot. Most of the story takes place in Forks, Washington and its surrounding areas. The cloudy, rainy, climate is one of the reasons why the Cullen’s chose to live in the Forks because it’s rarely sunny, they can go out in the daylight without having the sun sparkling off their glittery skin and exposing them. The dreary weather allows vampires to live relatively normal lives. The woods, forests, and wildlife in Forks are especially to the novel “Twilight” since the Cullen’s rely on the wildlife for their diet. The damp greenery also adds a dark element to Fork’s location. Phoenix is another one of the settings in the story it is the land of the light. When Bella gets on her plane to depart from Phoenix, it is 75 degrees and sunny. Bella, therefore admits she is prefers dry, warm climates. When Bella first moves to Forks, she hates it but, overtime as Bella’s relationship with Edward becomes more intense she comes to like Forks. By the end of the novel, Bella has experienced a complete reversal in her feelings about the two locations. The forest is another setting in this novel it is an interesting setting for a lot of scenes. The forest represents a wilderness where evil and/or mystery happens. The forest or woods in this novel also represents safety from society. The Cullen’s home is nestled in the woods away from the human world, and as Bella tries to figure out whether or not Edward is a vampire, she runs to the forest. Bella and Edwards meadow is another setting in the story. A secluded meadow on the middle of the forest hosts Bella’s first sight of Edward’s skin when it was exposed to the sun. In this private setting Edward can be himself in front of Bella for the first time. He shows her his super-speed and strength and his sparkling skin. This meadow is also where Edward and Bella take their love affair to the next emotional level. The last setting was La Push. It serves as the place of Bella’s epiphany over Edward’s kind. The son of one of Charlie’s friends Jacob Black fills in Bella that the Cullen’s aren’t allowed on the La Push reservation. This setting clues us into the competition between Jacob and Edward, each guy has his own territory on which neither can trespass, yet Bella is free to move between them. The protagonist in” twilight” is Bella. The novel is primarily told from her point of view and the audience struggles along with her as she makes decisions about her relationship with Edward and the rest of the Cullen’s. Edward and the rest of the family also play a protagonist role as many of the central events revolve around the roles. Edward is also a protagonist vampire and deep love interest of Bella The antagonist of this novel is James. His desire to hunt down Bella and his attempt to kill her places him in direct conflict with her protagonist role. Victoria is another antagonist vampire who vows to kill Bella to exact revenge on Edward, who killed her mate. There is lots of conflict in this novel so here are some. The conflicts in this novel are Bella’s internal conflict about her love for Edward Cullen. Edward is also internally conflicted for his desire for Bella, he knows he should stay away, but he loves her, and needs her in his life more than he wants her blood. Another conflict is the desire to protect Charlie, yet still be with Edward, Bella wants to tell Charlie about Edward but knows that he would never understand. More conflict is the external conflict between The Cullen’s and the Trackers specifically Edward’s desire to protect Bella from James who wants her dead. The rising action in this novel is when Bella runs to escape James from the tracker vampires that threaten her. The climax would be when James attacks Bella and begins to rough her up. Just before he kills her Edward and the Cullen’s arrive and save her life. The climax in my opinion would also be the fight between James and Edward in the dance studio. The falling action is after the attack when Bella wakes up in the hospital, and eventually goes home to heal and lastly when Edward takes Bella to prom. The resolution of this story/novel is when James is killed by Emmet and Jasper, and when Edward has to suck Bella’s blood to remove James venom to save Bella. The denouement is after going to the ballet studio almost being killed by James, Bella is rescued by Edward and the rest of the Cullen’s, and goes to the hospital. Then after she is able to return back to Forks, Alice gets her ready for the prom without Bella’s knowledge, than her and Edward go to prom. The novel finally ends with Bella and Edward talking about their love for each other, Bella first decides she wants to be immortal, “and then he leaned down once more to press his cold lips against my throat”. This novel’s secondary characters were Mr. Banner, Mike Newton, Coach Clapp, Tyler Crowley, E.R. Nurse, Lauren Mallory, School Nurse, Lee Stephens, Mrs. Goff, Ben Cheney, Conner, Lee, Samantha, Sam Uley, Jessica, Rachel Black, Rebecca Black, Great-Grandfather Black, Port Angeles Bookstore Proprietor, Four Port Angeles Men, La Bella Italia Host, Amber, Carlisle’s Father, Ancient Vampire, Dr. Snow, Solimena, Aro, Marcus, Caius, Edward’s Parents, Esme’s Child, Hyatt Shuttle Driver, Cab Driver, Nurse, and RN Nurse. The Memorable quotes for this novel are: 1. You already know how I feel, of course. I’m here which, roughly translated, means I would rather die than stay away from you. -Bella Swan 2. Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end. –Edward Cullen 3. Do you really have any idea how important you are to me? Any concept at all of how much I love you?-Edward Cullen 4. You’re like my own personal brand of heroine 5. “You did say my name”, he admitted. I sighed in defeat “a lot?” “How much do you mean by a lot’, exactly?” “Oh no!” I hung my head….”Don’t be self-consious ,” He whispered in my ear. “If I could dream at all, it would be about you, and I’m not ashamed of it”.. 6. “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.” 7. “I decided as long as I’m going to hell , I might as well do it thoroughly. 8. “Death is peaceful, Life is harder” 9. “You are my life now” 10. “Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”