Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

About the Book
Title: Twilight
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Series: The Twilight Saga, Book 1
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publishing Date: October 5, 2005

Pages: 498 (Hardcover)

Goodreads Summary: Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

Isabella "Bella" Swan: Main protagonist and narrator of the story. She moves from Phoenix, AZ to Forks, WA to live with her father after her mother remarries.
Edward Cullen: Male protagonist. Edward is a seventeen-year-old vampire born in 1901. He became a vampire in 1918, when he was dying of Spanish Influenza. He has the ability to read minds, but he is unable to read Bella's.
Jacob Black: Fifteen-year-old member of the Quileute tribe. He is the one who told Bella the Quileute Legends about werewolves and vampires.

Charlie Swan: Bella Swan's father.
Jacob Black: Fifteen-year-old member of the Quileute tribe.
Carlisle Cullen: Edward Cullen's adoptive vampire father. Married to Esme Cullen.
Esme Cullen: Edward's adoptive vampire mother. Married to Carlisle Cullen.
Rosalie Cullen (Hale): Edward's adoptive vampire sister. She's technically a Cullen, but for the sake of appearances goes by Hale. She hates Bella Sawn. In a relationship with Emmett Cullen.
Emmett Cullen: Edward's adoptive vampire brother. Buff and super strong. In a relationship with Rosalie Cullen.
Alice Cullen: Edward's adoptive vampire sister. She can see the future. In a relationship with Jasper Cullen.
Jasper Cullen (Hale): Edward's adoptive vampire brother. He can change a person's mood. In a relationship with Alice Cullen.
James: One of three in a group of vampires (others: Victoria, Laurent). He tries to kill Bella, manages to lure away, but ends up being killed. Mate: Victoria.
Victoria: James's mate, her location is unknown after his death at the end of Twilight.
Laurent: Part of the vampire group, he chooses not to help James and Victoria. Instead, he goes to the Denali coven in Alaska (a group of "vegetarian" vampires similar to the Cullens).

The novel is primarily set in Forks, Washington. But there are scenes in areas such as Port Angeles, WA, Phoenix, AZ and La Push, WA.

Where The Book Left Off
After her accident (in which James almost killed her and she almost turned into a vampire), Bella decides she wants to stay in Forks with her father, resulting in upsetting her mother for a short amount of time. Fast forward a few months and Edward surprises Bella by taking her to prom. At the prom, Jacob comes to pass on his father's message to "beware of Edward" (he was bribed with car parts). Edward and Bella dance outside, and he asks her what she thought they were going to be doing that night. Embarrassed, Bella admits to her assumption that'd she be changed into a vampire. Edward gets upset, but then teases her by kissing her neck and asking "Did you really think I'd give in that easily?" The book then ends with Bella and Edward looking out at twilight, and the question: Did he turn her or not?

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