Twilight, published in 2005, is the first of a four-book Young Adult series. Written by Stephenie Meyer, the book tells a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story between a teenage girl, Bella, and a Vampire, Edward. The book has spent several weeks/months on the New York Times best-seller list, as well as received many other praises. Twilight has also recently been made into a major motion picture that will be available on DVD in March.

Meyer, a mother of three and member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the idea for the book came to her in a dream, “In my dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl. Th e other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while B) the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately.” (

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