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  1. This book has taken off among our 5th yr pupils as a word of mouth hit. Now lots of them want to do it for their personal study, and we're not sure if it has sufficient literary merit. Amazon lists it as a children's book and there's a quote from a review on the jacket calling it "the new Harry Potter". Any thoughts? Hazel, you've read it and you've tutored Higher English - would you recommend it? ETA: this post, and those which follow, are referring to a different book called Twilight - by Stephenie Meyer.
  2. Officially this is an adult book, but I thought it was much more likely to be read by teens, and personally I couldn't see why it would be classified as an adult book. The Host is set in a dystopian American world, which has been taken over by these small creatures which are implanted into the necks of humans. The host body and mind is then controlled by these friendly altruistic creatures, who are trying to rescue our world from our violence and destruction. Wanda is implanted into Melanie, but Melanie (unlike most humans) fights back, she battles to gain control of her body and fights
  3. Picked this up at the weekend and read it in half a day - a must for Twilight fans, but don't bother if you haven't read Eclipse! Because I enjoyed it so much as a Twilight fan, I can't tell if it was actually a good book or not - my feeling about the whole Twilight series is that Meyer's writing improves hugely as we get to book 4, and I loved the Host. I have a feeling this is not her best work, but as I say, still loved it for the links to Eclipse and extra insights it gave.
  4. The last in the Twilight Saga finds Bella and Edward getting married. We are treated to their extended honeymoon where Bella finally gets her wish. Well, one of them - the obvious one, the make-me-a-vampire wish still hangs in the balance. However, as a result of her honeymoon wish being fulfilled, Edward and Bella have to deal with an unexpected result. Oh yes, the blue line appears. It is clear that this is no normal event and Bella's life hangs precariously in the balance (when does it not?), and the only way to save her is...yes, you guessed it...to fulfill her second greatest wish.
  5. Book 2 in the so-called Twilight Saga. New Moon, follows on from where Twilight left of. It's Bella's 18th birthday and she really does not want to celebrate. For one, she is getting older, which Edward will never do, but more importantly she is now officially older than Edward, and that's not going to change. The Cullens, who stopped celebrating birthdays in 1935, throw a spectacularly intimate party for Bella. Clumsy as usual she gets a paper cut opening her gifts. Something you don't want to do around a group (clutch, swagger, coven...yes, coven is better), coven of vampires. To say t
  6. The third book in the 'Saga'. Again, it's too long. We get a 3 sentence description about magnets. Yes, really. This book is where the grosser aspects start to come in. We get characters forcing themselves on other characters and Bella becomes incredibly annoying. It does have more of a plot- a spattering of killings- though it's forgettable. Best from a laughable/repulsive point of view but doesn't have the romanticism of New Moon which saves the book from the darkest abyss of drossiness. And the censor doesn't let me write a word because it contains a racist term in it, even th
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