Well, Stuart and I have and we are enthralled.
We heard about Twilight, the first book in the series, from Morgan – who had been trying (unsuccessfully) for months to borrow the book from our local public library.
It was only at Dymocks VIP shopping night in December, that I was ‘made aware or’ or ‘alerted to’ just how good this book was. I had no idea that there were 4 books in the series or what it was about. Stuart and I ended up buying Morgan a copy of the book for Christmas, on the recommendation of others.
I saw several updates on Facebook, from several people I admired about the book. On Christmas day, I asked Morgan if I could read his copy of Twilight.
It took me about 6 hours – and I was entranced. We went to Dymocks on the next trading day and asked them to order the next three books – they had sold out! It was worth the wait for the remaining books.
The Twilight series is the story of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen… no, I won’t give any spoilers here. I hate spoilers and the rule in my family is that until everyone has read a book, or seen a movie – no one gives away the plot.
I do provide a review of the Twilight Book on my Squidoo lens though, so feel free to have a read.
I’m not too keen to see the Twilight movie though… I can’t see how a book that has so many facets can be reproduced into a movie and do it justice.
I didn’t even have the same misgivings over Harry Potter – and I really loved that series. I could see how, with JK Rowlings input, the book could be reproduced into a movie.
Today, I’ll reserve my judgment on the conversion to a movie of Twilight.
All of my family, including my Dad, have read Twilight. Admittedly, Dad didn’t like it so much – but the rest of us have. Morgan and I have read all four books, Rhiannon is reading the series and Stuart is waiting for her to finish so he can catch up.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I really won’t say anything about what you’ll find except to say that the books are appropriate for 14 upwards (for all four books) and Twilight and New Moon would be appropriate for 12 to 14 year olds.
My synopsis on Twilight can be read at: