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Review of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Reviewed by sk8tergirl

The Story

Twilight is about a high school girl who moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington to live with her dad. . . and ends up falling for a boy at her new school who turns out to be a vampire.


Bella Swan

Edward Cullen


5 stars! Plus googleplex stars!

What I liked

O.M.G.! I LOVE this book SO much! Twilight has it all: suspense, action, and drama all together! Even a little mystery. Not so good for guys, though. Really mushy, lovey-dovey. Cliff-hangers. Edge-gripping. CAN’T PUT IT DOWN! I liked the first book the best.

Other Books in Series

I could not put Twilight down, and I read the first book in one day.  I tried to get the next one at the library . . . but was number 422 on the waiting list at the LA County Library! The suspense was killing me, so  I had to go out and buy book 2.  Read that in one night.  Found I would have hundreds on the waiting list in front of me at the library for book 3, so I went and bought that one, too.  And then book 4.  You can now buy the series as a collection on Amazon, and if you do not have any of the books yet, that is what I would do. You save a lot of money that way.  And believe me, you are going to want them all right away!

New Moon


Breaking Dawn

The Movie

Twilight the movie
The movie was a hit and now it’s out on DVD. I can’t wait to see it. You can get it now through the first link at Amazon. Or pre-order the Amazon exclusive Blu-ray collector set version at the second link.

The Author

Stephenie Meyer

According to her official bio, Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She lives with her husband, an accountant, and three young sons in Phoenix, Arizona. The idea for Twilight came from a dream she had, and she did most of her writing for the book, her first, at night after the kids were asleep. She finished the first draft in just a few months.  She is in her 30s and is Mormon.

Awards and Praise

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
  • An Amazon “Best Book of the Decade…So Far”
  • A Teen People “Hot List” pick
  • An American Library Association “Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults” and “Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers”
  • Has been translated into 20 languages

Accelerated Reading

Level 4.9

Points 18

Number of pages



Little, Brown Young Readers

  • ISBN-10: 0316015849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316015844

If you just want to get the first book in paperback, here’s the link.

See my review of Indie Girl.

Amazon has some cool Twilight merchandise. Here are my favs.

Review of Indie Girl by Kavita Daswani

Reviewed by sk8tergirl

The Story

Indie Girl is about an Indian girl who absolutely loves fashion. So when the editor of her fav fashion magazine comes to her school, she will do anything to try to land a summer internship with her . . . even babysit the administrator’s two-year-old son. When Indie finds out the magazine is going down the toilet, she finds out some juicy info. She saves the fashion diva’s job! But the editor gives no thanks. Indie’s parents do not approve of her choice to help. Indie wonders: will Aaralyn, the diva editor, ever see her as anything more than “the sitter.”

The Characters

Indie Konkipuddi, a 15-year-old girl who has always dreamed of being a reporter.

Aaralyn Taylor, the fashion editor of Celebrity Style, who visits her school for an assembly.


4 stars

What I liked

Great plot.  Even though it was about celebrity fashion, the book had a new twist because the main character is Indian. You learn about a whole new culture. I loved Indie Girl.

The Author

Kavita Daswani started her writing career when she was just 17 in Hong Kong. She moved to Los Angeles when she married.  She has been a fashion correspondent and has written several books including For Matrimonial Purposes, Salaam, Paris and The Village Bride of Beverly Hills.

Daswani also writes articles in our hometown newspaper, The Los Angeles Times.

Accelerated Reading
AR Quiz No. 119691 EN Fiction
Level 6.5 – AR Pts: 9.0


Simon and Schuster, 2007

Kindle Version

See my review of Twilight.