To put it mildly, i was completely enthralled by stephenie meyers writing and could not put it down. There are bits left out, or they are conveyed in an image without the entire thought process one that comes to mind is the scene wheremore not quite. Age appropriateness for story book content trudvang legends. However, a film such as twilight from the book by stephenie meyer can be used to discuss various themes, such as bullying, being different, coming of age, relationships, and unconditional love. Twilight what age is too young to read this series. Another benefit of using a film that is made from a book is the ability to have students read the book as well as view the film. Fiction after seventeenyearold bella begins living with her father in forks, a small town in the olympic peninsula, she is haunted by edward cullen, a mysterious and handsome boy at school who she later learns is a vampire. The first twothirds of twilight is a fairly engrossing, if not terribly imaginative, vampire romance, with lots of smoldering eyes, palpitating hearts, mood swings, and a nice touch of fantasy.
Christianity today those might not be the exact questions you would be asked on a facebook quiz to discover which new moon character you are, or whether you should have a team edward or team jacob graphic on your wall. I mean, it glorifies abusive relationships, obsessive lust. Twilight saga is the addictive story of two young people bella, a general young lady, and edward, a flawless courteous fellow and who likewise happen to be a vampire. Twilight is very age appropriate for an eleven year old.
I have read the book and when my almosttenyear old daughter asked if she could read it, i said yes enthusiastically. Twilight age appropriate showing 150 of 68 goodreads. Does anyone have any idea how mature andor grimdark the content of the story book will be in terms of language and thematic elements. Twilight tells the story of bella, an average 17 year old girl who moves to forks, wa to live with her father after her mother remarries a traveling minor league baseball pla yer. While some parents, teachers, and librarians suggest those ages are appropriate, others insist the books are not ageappropriate at all for younger teens and tweens. Plenty of kids can read percy jackson, or harry potter, or twilight. Aside from those few things, the book overall is a fun and entertaining read as long as the readers understand its just a story and not anything that applies to real life. There is no special age to see twilight films but the age certificate is 12 and anybody of any age can read the twilight books. In all of the descriptions i have seen of this book it has said for ages 12 and up.
Dec 14, 2008 comments from kids about the twilight series. Jun 09, 2009 rather, this site attempts to summarize issues of concern for parents and indicate if and how the book in question handles them. This is the kind of book you may read in only a couple of sittings, getting to be fascinated in its fantastical world and careless in regard to your physical environment. Twilight 2008 parental guide is this movie suitable. Eclipse is still fine for anyone over the age of 12, but breaking dawn is for a more young adult audience, like 1415 in my opinion. Rather, this site attempts to summarize issues of concern for parents and indicate if and how the book in question handles them.
My almost year old daughter read the book before i had a chance to read it first and she was really disturbed and upset by the events in the first few chapters. Well, as a fourteen year old, i think it was inappropriate for any impressionable teen or preteen girl. She is dying in the place of someone she loves, and the narrator does not regret any of the choices that brought her to this point. Twilight collectors edition by stephenie meyer, hardcover. The world rates its age appropriateness march 16, 2012 11. I know it is a teenage vampire love story, but am wondering about the appropriateness of it. Twilight, the first in the series, is the addictive story of two teenagers bella, a regular girl, and edward, a perfect gentleman, and a vampire. This romantic vampire fantasy book is the third in the twilight series by stephenie meyer and is published by little, brown and company, a division of the hachette book group. Should i let my 12yearold daughter read the twilight books. Read online twilight pdf by stephenie meyer for free. Stephenie meyers writing is very tasteful, and although she eludes to sexual behavior in the last book, she doesnt go into detail. At this point kids start reading it at the age of 11 and 12.
The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness. In the first book of the twilight saga, internationally bestselling author stephenie meyer introduces bella swan and edward cullen, a pair of starcrossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of smalltown suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This was all in an attempt to show that a boy could be just a vulnerable as a girl in the same situation. Appropriate definition of appropriate by merriamwebster. She is endangered after falling in love with edward cullen, a vampire. Twilight book series from the first time bella swan glimpsed edward cullen, millions of fans were hooked on author stephenie meyer s vampire romance saga. Twilight is the story of edward and bellas romance. So, a middle school staff member got me hooked on these books thanks leslie and now i notice that many of my fifth grade girls are reading them. Stephenie meyer changed the cliche of a parasitic vampire into a wonderful godlike animal with her twilight book. There are bits left out, or they are conveyed in an image without the entire thought process one that comes to mind is the scene where bella first sits beside edward in biology class, and wonders why he is.
Aug 03, 2008 breaking dawn has a lot more adult content than the first 3 books in the twilight saga. Mar 21, 20 that said the target audience is clearly that of a preteen to teenage market and although twilight has many shortcomings the inherent appeal of a forbidden vampire love story may well prove compelling enough for those who want to watch this movie to be able to overlook the fact that, when broken down, very little actually happens in twilight. Gregory maguires novel wicked colors in the background and provides a sensational history for many of the characters in baums classic 1900 novel the wonderful wizard of oz. The main character, cassia, is a more mature teenager than bella twilight, however. My friends daughter who is 11 wants to read the twilight.
Common sense media is the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families. First, it depends on the maturity of the child for twilight and new moon. According to the department of labor, american households. The book series by stephenie meyer and the movie adaptations have been wildly popular with that audience age. Common sense media editors help you choose twilight book series. The twilight series by marilyn stewart introduction when the book twilight broke onto the literary scene in 2005, author stephenie meyer, teenage heroine bella, and vampire boyfriend edward became overnight sensations. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. After seventeenyearold bella begins living with her father in forks, a small town in the olympic peninsula, she is haunted by edward cullen, a mysterious and handsome boy at school who she later learns is a vampire. A film adaptation of the novel was released on june 30, 2010. The book industry study group estimates that sales fell from 8. Readers captivated by twilight and new moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition eclipse, the third book in stephenie meyers riveting vampire love saga. Appropriate definition is especially suitable or compatible. This was a well written book, similar in setting to books like the giver lois lowry and the hunger games suzanne collins, but it will also appeal to fans of books like twilight, with a love story as the central theme.
In forks, she meets edward, a mysterious, gorgeous, private student, who tends to travel in a pack with his family. I believe that this book deserves a 5 star rating for its amazing imagery, plot line. As far as horror goes, there is nothing extremely grisly, mostly just suspense and surprise. The problem with this system is that it only measures decoding skills. I am looking for information on the book twilight by stephenie meyer. I havent been on for awhile and have just returned. One mother said her rule of thumb is that a book is most appropriate for a child or teen who is no more than three years younger than the main character. I finished twilight in less than a day and continued to read new moon and eclipse. I consider young adult to be with the 1116 age group.
The twilight series made the number five spot on the american library associations ala top ten list of the most frequently challenged books of 2009, for being sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and having a religious viewpoint. In my opinion 11 is a reasonable age to begin reading the first 2 books but the 3rd and 4th book are so not for kids. Should i let my 12yearold daughter read the twilight. It covers bellas arrival in forks, beginning school there, and meeting edward. Visually perfect, from the hardcover matching the hardback novels, to the sleeve that tied in with the next book. One thing i wanted to stress a bit more is the potential for teens to associate with elphabas feelings of being alone particularly when compared to her beautiful, popular friend, glenda and the implications of race, class, and gender on her life. From the first time bella swan glimpsed edward cullen, millions of fans were hooked on author stephenie meyers vampire romance saga. In a nutshell, it is the life story of elphalba, the wicked witch of the west. Nov 23, 2008 well, as a fourteen year old, i think it was inappropriate for any impressionable teen or preteen girl.
I think the age appropriateness of the series depends more on maturity and if your parents approve of you reading. Stephenie meyers twilight book series has a number of elements in common with j. This fantasyromance book is fourth in the twilight series by stephenie meyer and is published by little, a division of the hachette book group. The book is long, and wordy, but the storyline is compelling with well drawn and distinct characters. It is the first book in the twilight series, and introduces seventeenyearold isabella bella swan, who moves from phoenix, arizona to forks, washington. Like those films, the hunger games has managed to avoid an r rating in the u. It does nothing to determine the appropriateness of content. Edward is immediately repulsed by bela, and the two develop a mutual dislike for the other. Library of congress cataloginginpublication data meyer, stephanie, 1973 twilight. Eclipse is preceded by new moon and followed by breaking dawn. Once our kids reach an appropriate age choices about what they. I was very disappointed in this book, all it was is the original first book twilight rewritten with all the main characters having a sex change, so bella becomes a boy called beau, edward becomes a girl called edythe and so on.
Twilight stylized as twilight is a 2005 young adult vampireromance novel by author stephenie meyer. The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. It is an extremely intense, violent book and may not be appropriate for younger or sensitive readers. By then my daughter had devoured the first was immersed in the second book. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author. There is nothing inappropriate until part 4 once they have graduated high school. The graphic novel, volume 1 is pretty much what the title implies, the graphic novel adaptation of approximately the first half the twilight novel. What genres to avoid for sensitive readers, how to determine the social appropriateness of a book for a young reader and what to look for in historical fiction and animal stories. While some parents, teachers, and librarians suggest those ages are appropriate, others insist the books are not age appropriate at all for younger teens and tweens.
The twilight book series is targeted towards young adults. Aug 11, 2018 twilight, the first in the series, is the addictive story of two teenagers bella, a regular girl, and edward, a perfect gentleman, and a vampire. Forget any vampire romance you have read before, twilight is so unique it is almost like its in its own genre. This is the kind of problem that makes parents of my generation feel ancient and overprotective. If youre okay with your child watching endgame, then trudvang legends would be comparable as far as age appropriateness. The premise of the hunger games is how an oppressive government punishes its citizens and keeps them under control by forcing their children to kill each other as a form of sport and entertainment. When i picked up this book, i was a bit unsure as to how i would like it. Interest level, reading level, reading az, atos, word count. She is 12, but reads at a higher reading level than many 7th graders. Then in the final third it turns into an actionthriller, as another vampire sets his sights on bella. As seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger.
Nov 20, 2019 the book series by stephenie meyer and the movie adaptations have been wildly popular with that audience age. The twilight books are not in that category and miss meyers terrible writing. No bookseller, teacher or parent ever wants to be in a position of telling a young reader not to read a book, but i think the writer of ecclesiastes had a point. This is the type of book you might read in just a few sittings, becoming engrossed in its fantastical world and oblivious to your physical surroundings. I mean, it glorifies abusive relationships, obsessive lust, stereotyping and utter dependency on a boyfriend. It feels somehow both quaint and pathologically up to date for my wife and i to be devoting any serious thought at all to the question of whether to allow our 12yearold daughter to read stephenie meyers twilight books. The book was released on august 7, 2007, with an initial print run of one million copies, and sold more than 150,000 copies in the first 24 hours alone. Those might not be the exact questions you would be asked on a facebook quiz to discover which new moon character you are, or whether you should have a team edward or team jacob graphic on your wall. How to choose age appropriate books for advanced readers. Age appropriateness for story book content trudvang. My daughter and i both have read this series and saw the movie. My fear is twofold the first is they are coming to a good book too early. I am currently playing journeys in middle earth with my 9 and 11 yearold daughters they love it and they in general like adventurytype games. This romantic vampire fantasy is the first book in the twilight series by stephenie meyer and is published by little, brown and company, a division of the hachette book group.
No this book is not appropriate for a 10 12 year old. If they stumble five times and make a fist, the book will probably be too frustrating. Eclipse was the fourth bestselling book of 2008, only behind twilight, new moon, and breaking dawn. I was with my 10 year old son at cmon expo this year, and we asked eric the same question. Best known for her twilight series, stephenie meyers fourbook collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. The book is marketed at young adult readers but it has the ability to cross age barriers and will satisfy both teenagers and adults alike. Mar 30, 2012 this is a hot topic among parents of the upper elementary set and its gotten even hotter since the movie version of hunger games came out. My year old wants to read it, and i am unfamiliar with the content. However i was mature for my age and no other kid my age read it. I had the same concerns this summer after i realized that the book my daughter purchased at the school book fair was about vampires and other mature themes. The teen love story turned box office hit is part of a. I would recommend this series for girls ages and up, simply because the themes of. For the first 150 pages or so, everything that happens can be summed up in a sentence.1118 1361 119 413 760 393 1548 683 248 132 928 624 24 3 1360 1044 34 717 487 1236 1474 1213 1326 438 1499 1044 883 1216 444 1076 850 263