Half the girls say that Edward Cullen is the hottest man alive, the other half hate it. What should you think if you haven't read the book? Here's my opinion:
Twilight is a novel about Isabella (shortened to "Bella") Swan, who moves to Forks, Washington, to be with her father, Charlie. Bella notices a boy at school, Edward Cullen. Eventually she concludes he's a vampire from some legends from a Native American (Jacob Black). Bella loves Edward and Edward loves her back (blah blah blah, the usual love story stuff). Edward knows Bella knows he and his family are all vampires, so they don't keep it a secret from her anymore. As vampires, they have super abilities, like super strength. The Cullens choose not to drink the blood of humans, unlike other vampires, but the blood of animals. Soon, while the entire family and Bella are playing baseball in the woods (to avoid being seen by others), another human-blood drinking group of vampires discover them playing. One of the vampires, James, wants to drink Bella's blood. Eventually, James dies because Edward killed him, but not before James is able to harm Bella. Bella begs to become a vampire, but Edward won't let her.
Okay, now we have the book out in front of us, let's take a look, shall we?
- It has a good plot. Some action, little romance, very nicely done.
- Half of the book is about how hot Edward is. Plot is slow to develop. Think of it this way: you know those plot lines you saw in high school? If the line were 10 inches long, it climbs up narrowly (very very narrowly) first, then spikes up at 8 inches and comes back down at 9.5 inches. Not that greatly presented, but it's not a bad story.
Note that the line does move up a little before the big spike. A little. It moves, though.
- There isn't that much ugly inside this book. There is one part that I thought was horribly ridiculous, and this is the most criticized part. Somewhere inside the "I love you"'s, Bella and Edward go into a meadow....which puts him in direct sunlight. When vampires are in direct sunlight (according to Meyer), they start glowing. Like with the light of a thousand glittering jewels. (Yeah...awkward.) That's the stupid part. What Bella and Edward say and what they do inside the meadow isn't that bad (just more "I love you"'s), but honsetly, glowing? That's a little too much.
Well there you have it: Twilight, the first book, for you...it's not horribly obsessive, but it isn't as long or as action-packed as Eragon so that way you can remember everything that happened.