The Resource Breaking dawn, Stephenie Meyer

Breaking dawn, Stephenie Meyer

Label
Breaking dawn
Title
Breaking dawn
Statement of responsibility
Stephenie Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fourth and final book in the #1 bestselling teen vampire Twilight Saga, questions will be answered and the fate of Bella and Edward will be revealed
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, 2009.
Review
  • Gr. 9-12 As the concluding book of the Twilight saga begins, readers find a happy Bella Swan getting ready to marry the love of her life, vampire Edward Cullen. Soon she will become a vampire, too, but first Bella wants to experience sexual love with Edward. It's a honeymoon night like no other, and it leads to a momentous event that becomes the catalyst for the rest of the story. It's odd to think of a 700-plus page book moving briskly, but except for some character-laden drag toward the end, that happens here, thanks to Meyer's fevered determination to tie up loose ends. Most pressing, of course, is the need to resolve the love triangle between Bella, Edward, and the werewolf Jacob. This is accomplished in a way that is consistent with what's happened previously, though some will find what takes place to be distasteful. Other plot points are checked off as well. For instance, Charlie is kept in the loop about his daughter's situation as long as he adheres to a don't ask—don't tell policy, and questions surrounding the wolf pack are answered, if rather surprisingly. Also problematic is the introduction of a major new character (to reveal who it is would be a spoiler). Everyone in the book finds her lovable, but many readers may have the opposite view. The most dismaying new story element, however, is the way domesticity replaces the heightened emotionality of Bella and Edward's love, even though there's now sex and plenty of it. (While the sex scenes aren't graphic, a birth scene is quite unsettling, and both may not be suitable for preteens.) For those who find it hard to say farewell to Bella and company, take heart: it may not be good-bye. Astute readers will see the potential for a series spin-off, complete with another love triangle, on the horizon. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 08-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number , p)
  • Gr 9 Up— Meyer closes her epic love story of a human, a vampire, and a werewolf in this, the final installment of the saga. The story opens with Bella and Edward's wedding, and relations between Jacob and Bella remain uneasy. On honeymoon and unshackled from any further concerns about premarital sex, Edward fulfills his promise to consummate their marriage before he changes Bella into a vampire. An unexpected conception throws their idyllic world back into chaos as factions (both wolf and vampire) battle over whether or not to destroy the potential monster that is killing Bella from within. The captivating angst, passions, and problems manage to satisfyingly fill pages where surprisingly little action takes place, even after the powerful child's birth brings the Cullen family under the scrutiny of the Volturi. The international cadre of vampires who come to the Cullens' aid are fascinating, but distract from the development of prime characters at a pivotal moment. The novel begins and ends with Bella's voice, while Jacob narrates the middle third of the tale, much like the final pages of Eclipse (Little, Brown 2007). While darker and more mature than the previous titles, Meyer's twists and turns are not out of character. Fans may distress as the happy ending for everyone, including a girl for Jacob, lessens the importance and pain of tough decisions and difficult self-sacrifices that caused great grief in previous books, but they will flock to it and enjoy it nonetheless.—Cara von Wrangel Kinsey, New York Public Library --Cara von Wrangel Kinsey (Reviewed October 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 10, p154)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
262321
Cataloging source
UPZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Stephenie
Index
no index present
Intended audience
690
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Twilight saga
Series volume
0004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Schools
  • High schools
  • Washington (State)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Breaking dawn, Stephenie Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Megan Tingley books."
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
756 p.
Isbn
9780316067928
Lccn
2008928027
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o229895748
  • (OCoLC)229895748
Label
Breaking dawn, Stephenie Meyer
Publication
Note
"Megan Tingley books."
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
756 p.
Isbn
9780316067928
Lccn
2008928027
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o229895748
  • (OCoLC)229895748

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