TWILIGHT, by Stephenie Meyer
Interest Level: Middle/Upper Grades
Audiobook Available in HS Library
Bella and Edward are drawn together in ways neither of them can explain. Each knows, without a doubt, that they have found their soul mate in the other. This would be great in a perfect world, but this book is not set in a perfect world. While Bella is a normal, human teenage girl, Edward is a vampire, whose thirst for Bella’s blood is always under the surface, threatening both of them. When Bella is captured and bitten by a rival vampire, Edward saves her human life by sucking the venom out of her veins. This upsets Bella because she knows that if he would have let the venom work, she would have become a vampire as well, and they could have been together forever. In the end, this is exactly what appears to happen, as the book closes with Edward lowering his lips to her throat. This is a fantastic love story that will enthrall teens— it is beautifully written and a definite page turner.