The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

Title: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 

Author: Stephenie Meyer

IBSN: 0316067938

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Copyright Date: 2008

Genre: Romance

Reading Level: 5th grade

Interest Age: 9 yrs. +

Challenge Issues: Some of the violence and sexual content may be offensive.

Curriculum Ties: N/A

Information about author: Stephenie Meyer was born in December 24, 1973.  She was born into a Mormon family and her upbringing does influence her work. She received her Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University. She did not consider being a writer instead became a full time mother.

Stephenie Meyer is the author of seven books. She is widely known for the The Twilight Saga. It consists of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Although it is not part of the Twilight saga, she wrote The Short Second Life  Of Bree Tanner. In addition to those books, she wrote the adult science fiction series of The Host and The Soul.

Plot Summary: In this part of the series, Bella marries Edward and becomes pregnant with their half-human, half-vampire child, Renesmee. To save Bella from a difficult childbirth Edward coverts Bella into a vampire and both survive. Jacob imprints on Renesmee and Bella becomes frustrated. While Bella, Jacob and Renesmee are hunting, another vampire sees them and reports to the Volutri that they are violating the vampire law. Once again the werewolves and vampires join forces to battle the Volutri, but are ultimately saved by Bella’s protective shield.

Critical Evaluation: I thought that it was a good, but yet surprising end to the story. I was surprised to find that Jacob imprinted Renesmee. I hope that Meyer can continue writing about these characters in future books.

Reader’s annotation: Will Edward and Bella get their happily ever after?

Book talk ideas: The dramatic conclusion of the Twilight series does not disappoint. The ending is just as unique as the beginning. Both fans and readers will keep turning their pages to find out what happens.

Why did you include this book?: The Twilight series is very popular among teens.

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