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TWILIGHT BY STEPHENIE MEYER: ONLINE BOOK SUMMARY

KEY FACTS

Title:
Twilight

Author:
Stephenie Meyer

Date Published:
2005

Meaning of Title:
The span between daylight and evening, which Edward calls the safest time.


Setting:
Primarily Forks, Washington and its environs, but also Phoenix, Arizona.

Genre:
Supernatural horror, romance, young adult

Protagonist:
Bella Swan

Antagonist:
Edward Cullen

Mood:
Serious, at times melodramatic

Point of View:
First person, specifically Bella Swan's

Tense:
Past tense

Exposition:
Bella moves from Phoenix to Forks and falls in love with the mysterious Edward

Rising Action:
Bella discovers Edward and his family are all vampires

Climax:
The tracker vampire James hunts down Bella in Phoenix and lures her into a trap

Outcome:
The Cullens save Bella and kill James, Edward takes Bella to the prom

Major Themes:
Love and Romance, Change and Risk, Humanity and Mortality, and Family

Minor Themes:
Popularity and Beauty


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