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Twilight: The Graphic Novel by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim

28 Feb

Title: Twilight: The Graphic Novel

Author: Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim

Publisher:Yen Press 2010

Genre: Graphic Novel

Pages: 224

Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Reading Challenges: Vampires; Amazon – Customer Favorites; Support Your Local Library; A to Z Titles: T

I’ll admit it right away, I liked the Twilight series.  Some of my former students shoved them at me until I finally read the entire series in about a week just in time for the release of the first movie.  I saw the graphic novel listed on the Amazon Customer Favorites list and thought I would check it out.  I didn’t expect it to be good.  I expected it to be a cartoon, a kid comic book, with kiddie style graphics and text.  I was wrong.  I loved it.  It was a great reimaging of the novel.  More in line with how I saw the characters and scenes (not the movie’s interpretation).  Specifically it included my favorite scene in the first novel, where Bella faints in biology class and is “rescued” by Mike than intercepted by Edward.  I was so disappointed that the movie cut that scene out.  As to the style, I didn’t think I would like the black and white scheme when I first started reading it, but it really grew on me.  And reading the book, spots of color appear in the most unexpected areas, appropriate but still surprising.  I loved it.  My only problem: it ends right after Bella finds out that Edward is a vampire.  The ending seems too abrupt…

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