Audiobook CD - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2005
ISBN: 9780307282965
Branch Call Number: CD YA MEYER
Characteristics: 11 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Kadushin, Ilyana


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Vampire Edward Cullen was born in 1901 but he's stuck at the age of 17.

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Nov 18, 2019

I think that this book is a little bit underrated. The storyline is kind of cheesy, and some of the characters can be annoying, but the writing is not as bad as everyone makes it sound, and the plot is still interesting. While this book is by no means the best I’ve ever read, I found it entertaining and enjoyable to read. The plot is unique, and I like stories with supernatural characters like vampires and werewolves. It got slow moving in certain parts, but overall this book is entertaining to read and I think more people should give it a chance. 7/10 stars
- @Bookworm123 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 11, 2017

Girl moves to Washington state to live with her dad. Girl sees boy. Girls desires to be close to boy. Girl learns that boy is seemingly untouchable. Boy notices girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl falls in love with boy. Girl becomes suspicious that something is different about this boy. Girl learns that boy is a vampire. Girl begins to discover all kinds of weird, mythical things around her that turn out to be real.

Ok. Although that description is very blah, it just about covers it, right?! I don't make it sound very appealing, but I actually found it to be very addictive. Was it because of the amazing writing? Definitely not. I wouldn't consider Stephenie Meyer to be a good "writer" per say as she can't seem to get away from the use of the same words (muttered, murmured, etc), but she does put together a good story. I mean, what girl doesn't fantasize about an amazingly good-looking guy that only has eyes for her? And beyond that, he's not he only one that wants her....& bad! And the 2nd guy that has fallen for her is equally as attractive. SCORE! Throw in the fact that the reader is whisked away to a fantasy word of dangerous, yet sensual creatures, & you have the makings of an un-put-down-able book!

Age recommendation: 14 & up

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 8.

Aug 06, 2013

The movie sucked the books better

Jul 06, 2013

it was the best book i have ever read! thanks to my home library for having it!

Mar 18, 2012

Not sure if it was the book or if it was the narrator but it was a little slow at first. I would say that by the time I got to about have way through the CD's I was thoroughly hooked. Compared to the movie the book, was much better.


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Jul 11, 2017

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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