Thursday, November 02, 2006
Isabella Swan (Bella, please) is just your average American teenager. She was living in Phoenix but when her mother remarries and moves to Florida, Bella goes to live in Forks, Washington with her father, Charlie. Bella is absolutely miserable. She soon finds herself embroiled with a family of unbearably beautiful people, The Cullens. There are five Cullens in the school and she becomes quite taken with Edward. After he saves her life but is uninjured himself, Bella begins to wonder about what he could possibly be. After a talk with a member of the Native American tribe of Forks she comes to realize what The Cullens are. Vampires. This is an intriguing twist on the old vampire myth. Meyer's insistance on describing everyone's dialogue is rather tedious but easily ignored. I look forward to seeing what is in store for Bella and the Cullen family next.