FC: Connor Smith 5th period English I
1: New Moon
2: Stephenie Meyer Genre: Romance/Horror
3: Setting: Forks, Washington La Push, Washington Rome, Italy
4: It's Bella's18th birthday, which she hates because Edward stopped aging at 17. At her party, everything goes wrong. A small paper cut which sends jasper into a frenzy becomes a bloodbath on her arm. This changes everything. Edward tells her they're leaving. not only because of that, but because they've been in Forks too long. his leaving sends Bella into a long deep depression. But, she starts hanging out with Jacob Black a lot, who makes her happy and forget, at least for a while. She starts becoming an adrenaline junkie when she realizes that it triggers hallucinations of Edward. Soon later, Jacob leaves her as well. He's become a part of a werewolf cult with Sam Uley. This puts another "hole" in Bella's heart. It turns out that the gang of werewolves hunt vampires. They're "the bloodsuckers" mortal enemy. But an even bigger problem is that
5: Edward thinks Bella is dead due to reckless stunt to start one of her hallucinations. Edward doesn't want to live anymore, so he goes to Rome to visit the Vampire Council called the Volturi. He wants them to kill him, so he decides to break one of the vampire laws, revealing himself in sunlight. Before he can, Bella and Alive arrive to save him, to show him that Bella is still alive. they find their selves in a room with power vampire lords. Bella seems to be immune to their powers, which intrigues the head vampire, Aro. Alice uses her future seeing ability to get them out of the situation, after some violence occurs between Edward and the other vampires. They are able to leave, everyone unharmed. The story ends with the big question: Will she choose Edward or Jacob? She of course, chooses Edward.
6: Characters Bella Swan- Edward's human girlfriend. She starts to like Jacob Black, but wants to just stay friends with him. She also starts becoming an adrenaline junkie. Edward Cullen- Bella's true-love vampire. He moves from Forks with his family. Since he's a vampire, he doesn't age. Jacob Black- A 16 year-old werewolf. Has a huge crush on Bella. Hates the Cullens. Charlie- Bella's father. He's a police officer. He often worries about Bella. Alice- Edward's "sister". She's a vampire that's dating another vampire named Jasper. She loves Bella and her dad. Billy Black- Jacob's father. He's in a wheelchair. He knows all about the wolf clan, and helps Jacob keep it a secret.
8: Conflicts and Resolutions External: Edward is leaving. Resolution- He ends up coming back. Internal: Jasper tries to attack Bella when she cuts her finger. Resolution- Edward protects her, and Carlisle gets the glass out of her arm. Internal: Bella is depressed because Edward leaves. Resolution- She starts hanging out with Jacob Black, who makes her forget.
10: About the Author Stephenie Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut on December 24, 1973. She was raised mostly in Phoenix, Arizona. She is now a wife, and a mother to 3 boys. Her career launched because of a dream. One night she was dreaming about a bunch of characters. The next morning she went to her computer and started typing about them. This is how the "Twilight" Saga started. Stephenie Meyer's books have sold over 85 million copies worldwide, and have been printed in 37 different languages. Stephenie Meyer has become a cultural icon.
11: Recommendation This story resembles Bridge to Terrabitha a little bit to me. When Bella and Edward meet in the woods it makes me think of when the kids do. thought this was better than Twilight because it has more action. The only thing I didn't like was when it went on and on about Bella being depressed. It seemed a little self-pitiful. After a while, it just got annoying. But other than that, I enjoyed it. I would recommend that anyone who liked Twilight, or likes Romance/Horror.