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Choosing Love Over Death
by Makassia; March 30, 2009



Quite the question! Read Makassia's review to find out more about a popular novel about vampires with a different kind of secret!

“I would rather die than to stay away from you.” Would you say such a thing to someone who could kill you at any minute? Would you risk everything you have including your live to stay with a beloved one who is not human and though choosing to stay with him or her, is like choosing death?

Set in Forks, a small rainy city in Washington, Stephenie Meyer’s novel Twilight is the story of a seventeen year-old girl who falls in love with a mysterious guy who turns out to be not human.

When Isabella “Bella” Swan moves from Phoenix, Arizona to live with her father in Forks, she sees a handsome boy named Edward Cullen at school and feels a strong attraction to him. Then she learns that he is from a vampire family who called themselves “vegetarian” because they drink animal blood instead of human. They both fall in love with each other, while Edward struggles with his instinct not to kill Bella by drinking her blood.

In one scene, the Cullens invite Bella to a baseball game, but because of her clumsiness, Bella decides to be an audience instead. During the game, three vampires from a different coven (who drink human blood) give the Cullens an unexpected visit, leaving them no time to hide Bella, the only human there.

James, the head of the other coven is very drawn to drinking Bella’s blood, and he, seeing the Cullens hover over just a simple human who is a prey to him, makes the whole thing his “favorite game." That is where Bella’s trouble begins. Will the Cullens be able to save her or will James have her as a snack?

This book shows us that love is irrational and that the choice of staying with that beloved one can be risky in some situation. Twilight is the most popular book I have read and it is very easy to read despite its size. There is also a movie with the same title, but many scenes in the book were not in the movie version. People who love vampire and romance novels should read this book.