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In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest ...

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Overview

The movie tie-in edition of the #1 bestselling trade paperback includes a collectible full-color, fold-out poster with photos of the movie cast on both sides.

In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for New Moon:
"Teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more."—Booklist

"New Moon piles on the suspense and romance." - USA Today

"Vampire afficionados will voraciously consume this mighty tome in one sitting, then flip back and read it once more. It maintains a brisk pace and near-genius balance of breathtaking romance and action."—VOYA

"New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third."—School Library Journal

"An exciting page turner...This tale of tortured demon lovers entices."—Kirkus

Publishers Weekly
Not since TV's Buffy "the Vampire Slayer" Summers battled demons in the halls of Sunnydale High has a teenager faced the number of monsters that Bella Swan does in Meyer's melodramatic sequel to Twilight. Bella's vampire boyfriend Edward and his unusual clan are joined by an ancient pack of werewolves-also with connections to Bella-in a story that's got romance, adventure, thrills and even a quick detour to Italy. Thanks to Kadushin's who also read Twilight consistently smooth delivery and her plausibility as a teen navigating heartbreak, hormones and confusion, listeners are likely to hang on for the many fever-pitch moments of suspense here, even if the lengthy tale could have used some pruning. Ages 12-up. Oct. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Leslie Wolfson
What's a girl to do when her choices of guys to date are either a vampire or a werewolf? Teenaged Bella does not seem to make wise choices when it comes to boyfriends in this sequel to Twilight. The original book focused on Bella's relationship with her "good" vampire boyfriend, Edward. Nevertheless, in this novel, the vampires only appear in the beginning and the end; in the middle, the action grinds to a halt. The story starts out with Bella and Edward splitting up; Bella spends the next 100 pages or so mourning his loss. Gradually, the sullen teen rekindles her interest in a friend, Jacob Black, who lives on a nearby Indian reservation. Still depressed over Edward, she initially resists Jacob, and just about the time she wonders if she might be falling in love with him, she finds out he is not quite who or what he appears to be. The last portion of the book primarily focuses on Bella in a race against time, trying to locate Edward. Edward believes that Bella has died when she has not--ala Romeo and Juliet--and he is determined to end his vampire existence. Readers who have not read Twilight may find some of the references to previous relationships and plotlines hard to follow. This is an overly long novel with a minimum of action. The ending makes it clear that there is another sequel to follow.
VOYA
Readers return to the Pacific Northwestern hamlet of Forks in Stephenie Meyer's sequel to her debut novel, Twilight Little, Brown, 2005/VOYA October 2005. Human Bella remains incredibly enamored with her vampire boyfriend, Edward Cullen, and continually hints at her desire to become a fellow nosferatu. A disastrous birthday celebration leads to the Cullens' exodus from Forks, leaving behind a devastated Bella. Morose and depressed, she discovers that reckless activities elicit auditory hallucinations of Edward chastising her to stay safe. Bella's new friend, Jacob Black, helps bring her out of her melancholia. As their friendship begins to shift into something deeper, Jacob himself undergoes an unexpected metamorphosis. Misunderstanding and miscommunication lead to Bella's flight from Forks and into the clutches of the Volturi, an influential vampire family in Italy. From its orchid-embossed cover to the epilogue, vampire aficionados will voraciously consume this mighty tome in one sitting, then flip back and read it once more. It maintains a brisk pace and near-genius balance of breathtaking romance and action. While certainly better written than its predecessor, it may leave the reader wishing for something different-a more empowered and self-assured heroine, comic relief to balance the perpetually brooding Edward, fewer references to the vampires' innate beauty. Meyer is at work on the third addition to the Forks saga so there is hope these transformations can occur. Despite the flaws, expect this book to remain checked out by its legions of fans as they await the third novel's release. VOYA CODES: 4Q 5P J S Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Every YA who readswas dying to read it yesterday; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12. 2006, Little Brown, 563p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Angelica Delgado
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Recovered from the vampire attack that hospitalized her in the conclusion of Twilight Little, Brown, 2005, Bella celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend Edward and his family, a unique clan of vampires that has sworn off human blood. But the celebration abruptly ends when the teen accidentally cuts her arm on broken glass. The sight and smell of her blood trickling away forces the Cullen family to retreat lest they be tempted to make a meal of her. After all is mended, Edward, realizing the danger that he and his family create for Bella, sees no option for her safety but to leave. Mourning his departure, she slips into a downward spiral of depression that penetrates and lingers over her every step. Vampire fans will appreciate the subsequently dour mood that permeates the novel, and it's not until Bella befriends Jacob, a sophomore from her school with a penchant for motorcycles, that both the pace and her disposition begin to take off. Their adventures are wild, dare-devilish, and teeter on the brink of romance, but memories of Edward pervade Bella's emotions, and soon their fun quickly morphs into danger, especially when she uncovers the true identities of Jacob and his pack of friends. Less streamlined than Twilight yet just as exciting, New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third.-Hillias J. Martin, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
All is not well between demon-magnet Bella and Edward Cullen, her vampire Romeo. An innocent papercut at Edward's house puts Bella in grave danger when various members of the Cullen family can barely resist their hunger at the smell of blood. The Cullens promptly leave town, afraid of endangering Edward's beloved, and Bella sinks into an overwhelming depression. Months later, she finally emerges from her funk to rebuild her life, focusing on her friendship with besotted teen Jacob from the reservation. Bella's unhealthy enthrallment to Edward leads her into dangerous and self-destructive behavior despite her new friends, and supernatural complications are bound to reappear. Bella's being hunted by an evil vampire, and Jacob's adolescent male rage turns out to be incipient lycanthropy: It seems many Quileute Indians become werewolves in the presence of vampires, their natural enemies. Psychic miscommunications and angst-ridden dramatic gestures lead to an exciting page-turner of a conclusion drenched in the best of Gothic romantic excess. Despite Bella's flat and obsessive personality, this tale of tortured demon lovers entices. (Fantasy. 13-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316075633
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: Twilight Saga Series , #2
  • Edition description: Movie tie-in, with poster
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 323,734
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 5.56 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.

Biography

According to Stephenie Meyer, the idea for her sensational debut novel, Twilight, came to her in a vividly detailed dream in 2003. Over the course of three months, writing at night when her children were in bed, the young Mormon mother of three developed that dream into the spellbinding story of 17-year-old Bella Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona, to the tiny town of Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a beautiful, mysterious vampire named Edward Cullen. After feverish writing, painstaking editing, and a brief but frustrating round of queries, submissions, and rejections, Meyer finally connected with an editor at Little, Brown who fell in love with the manuscript and signed her to a three-book deal.

Twilight debuted in October, 2005. An immediate sensation, it appeared on several year-end best books lists and earned its author a rabid cult following among teenage girls. Since then, Meyer has continued Bella and Edward's story in bestselling sequels that have proved equally successful. Young readers cannot get enough of these riveting novels -- a captivating blend of vampires, romance, and suspense -- and parents rest easy knowing the books do not contain the graphic language and sexually provocative material that pervades some YA series.

Whether or not the Twilight Saga proves to have "Harry Potter legs" remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Meyer continues writing. She forayed into adult fiction with 2008's The Host, a chilling science fiction tale about the end of humanity, told from the perspective of an alien invader. And she makes it clear the door is open for further installments in her vampire romance. Clearly, this talented author has many more stories to tell.

Good To Know

Here are some fun facts from Stephenie's "unofficial" biography on her website:
"The unusual spelling of my name was a gift from my father, Stephen ( + ie = me ). Though I have had my name spelled wrong on pretty much everything my entire life long, I must admit that it makes it easier to google myself now."

" I met my husband, Pancho (his real name is Christiaan, but no one calls him that—it's not a long story, but it is a stupid one, so I'll skip it), when I was four, but we were never anywhere close to being childhood sweethearts. In fact, though we saw each other at least weekly through church activities, I can't recall a single instance when we so much as greeted each other with a friendly wave, let alone exchanged actual words.

This may have been for the best, because when we did eventually get around to exchanging words, sixteen years after our first meeting, it only took nine months from the first "hello" to the wedding."

" I am also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that has a huge influence on who I am and my perspective on the world, and therefore what I write (though I have been asked more than once, 'What's a nice Mormon girl like you doing writing about vampires?')."

"I can't write without music, and my biggest muse is the [British rock] band Muse."

A transcript of the dream that inspired Twilight appears in the book as Chapter 13, "Confessions."

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    1. Hometown:
      Phoenix, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 24, 1973
    2. Place of Birth:
      Hartford, Connecticut
    1. Education:
      Brigham Young University, Bachelor's in English.
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New Moon


By Stephenie Meyer

Little, Brown Young Readers

Copyright © 2006 Stephenie Meyer
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-316-16019-9


Chapter One

Party

I was ninety-nine point nine percent sure I was dreaming.

The reasons I was so certain were that, first, I was standing in a bright shaft of sunlight-the kind of blinding clear sun that never shone on my drizzly new hometown in Forks, Washington-and second, I was looking at my Grandma Marie. Gran had been dead for six years now, so that was solid evidence toward the dream theory.

Gran hadn't changed much; her face looked just the same as I remembered it. The skin was soft and withered, bent into a thousand tiny creases that clung gently to the bone underneath. Like a dried apricot, but with a puff of thick white hair standing out in a cloud around it.

Our mouths-hers a wizened pucker-spread into the same surprised half-smile at just the same time. Apparently, she hadn't been expecting to see me, either.

I was about to ask her a question; I had so many-What was she doing here in my dream? What had she been up to in the past six years? Was Pop okay, and had they found each other, wherever they were?-but she opened her mouth when I did, so I stopped to let her go first. She paused, too, and then we both smiled at the little awkwardness.

"Bella?"

It wasn't Gran who called my name, and we both turned to see the addition to our small reunion. Ididn't have to look to know who it was; this was a voice I would know anywhere-know, and respond to, whether I was awake or asleep ... or even dead, I'd bet. The voice I'd walk through fire for-or, less dramatically, slosh every day through the cold and endless rain for.

Edward.

Even though I was always thrilled to see him-conscious or otherwise-and even though I was almost positive that I was dreaming, I panicked as Edward walked toward us through the glaring sunlight.

I panicked because Gran didn't know that I was in love with a vampire-nobody knew that-so how was I supposed to explain the fact that the brilliant sunbeams were shattering off his skin into a thousand rainbow shards like he was made of crystal or diamond?

Well, Gran, you might have noticed that my boyfriend glitters. It's just something he does in the sun. Don't worry about it ...

What was he doing? The whole reason he lived in Forks, the rainiest place in the world, was so that he could be outside in the daytime without exposing his family's secret. Yet here he was, strolling gracefully toward me-with the most beautiful smile on his angel's face-as if I were the only one here.

In that second, I wished that I was not the one exception to his mysterious talent; I usually felt grateful that I was the only person whose thoughts he couldn't hear just as clearly as if they were spoken aloud. But now I wished he could hear me, too, so that he could hear the warning I was screaming in my head.

I shot a panicked glance back at Gran, and saw that it was too late. She was just turning to stare back at me, her eyes as alarmed as mine.

Edward-still smiling so beautifully that my heart felt like it was going to swell up and burst through my chest-put his arm around my shoulder and turned to face my grandmother.

Gran's expression surprised me. Instead of looking horrified, she was staring at me sheepishly, as if waiting for a scolding. And she was standing in such a strange position-one arm held awkwardly away from her body, stretched out and then curled around the air. Like she had her arm around someone I couldn't see, someone invisible ...

Only then, as I looked at the bigger picture, did I notice the huge gilt frame that enclosed my grandmother's form. Uncomprehending, I raised the hand that wasn't wrapped around Edward's waist and reached out to touch her. She mimicked the movement exactly, mirrored it. But where our fingers should have met, there was nothing but cold glass ...

With a dizzying jolt, my dream abruptly became a nightmare.

There was no Gran.

That was me. Me in a mirror. Me-ancient, creased, and withered.

Edward stood beside me, casting no reflection, excruciatingly lovely and forever seventeen.

He pressed his icy, perfect lips against my wasted cheek.

"Happy birthday," he whispered.

I woke with a start-my eyelids popping open wide-and gasped. Dull gray light, the familiar light of an overcast morning, took the place of the blinding sun in my dream.

Just a dream, I told myself. It was only a dream. I took a deep breath, and then jumped again when my alarm went off. The little calendar in the corner of the clock's display informed me that today was September thirteenth.

Only a dream, but prophetic enough in one way, at least. Today was my birthday. I was officially eighteen years old.

I'd been dreading this day for months.

All through the perfect summer-the happiest summer I had ever had, the happiest summer anyone anywhere had ever had, and the rainiest summer in the history of the Olympic Peninsula-this bleak date had lurked in ambush, waiting to spring.

And now that it had hit, it was even worse than I'd feared it would be. I could feel it-I was older. Every day I got older, but this was different, worse, quantifiable. I was eighteen.

And Edward never would be.

When I went to brush my teeth, I was almost surprised that the face in the mirror hadn't changed. I stared at myself, looking for some sign of impending wrinkles in my ivory skin. The only creases were the ones on my forehead, though, and I knew that if I could manage to relax, they would disappear. I couldn't. My eyebrows stayed lodged in a worried line over my anxious brown eyes.

It was just a dream, I reminded myself again. Just a dream ... but also my worst nightmare.

I skipped breakfast, in a hurry to get out of the house as quickly as possible. I wasn't entirely able to avoid my dad, and so I had to spend a few minutes acting cheerful. I honestly tried to be excited about the gifts I'd asked him not to get me, but every time I had to smile, it felt like I might start crying.

I struggled to get a grip on myself as I drove to school. The vision of Gran-I would not think of it as me-was hard to get out of my head. I couldn't feel anything but despair until I pulled into the familiar parking lot behind Forks High School and spotted Edward leaning motionlessly against his polished silver Volvo, like a marble tribute to some forgotten pagan god of beauty. The dream had not done him justice. And he was waiting there for me, just the same as every other day.

Despair momentarily vanished; wonder took its place. Even after half a year with him, I still couldn't believe that I deserved this degree of good fortune.

His sister Alice was standing by his side, waiting for me, too.

Of course Edward and Alice weren't really related (in Forks the story was that all the Cullen siblings were adopted by Dr. Carlisle Cullen and his wife, Esme, both plainly too young to have teenage children), but their skin was precisely the same pale shade, their eyes had the same strange golden tint, with the same deep, bruise-like shadows beneath them. Her face, like his, was also startlingly beautiful. To someone in the know-someone like me-these similarities marked them for what they were.

The sight of Alice waiting there-her tawny eyes brilliant with excitement, and a small silver-wrapped square in her hands-made me frown. I'd told Alice I didn't want anything, anything, not gifts or even attention, for my birthday. Obviously, my wishes were being ignored.

I slammed the door of my '53 Chevy truck-a shower of rust specks fluttered down to the wet blacktop-and walked slowly toward where they waited. Alice skipped forward to meet me, her pixie face glowing under her spiky black hair.

"Happy birthday, Bella!"

"Shh!" I hissed, glancing around the lot to make sure no one had heard her. The last thing I wanted was some kind of celebration of the black event.

She ignored me. "Do you want to open your present now or later?" she asked eagerly as we made our way to where Edward still waited.

"No presents," I protested in a mumble.

She finally seemed to process my mood. "Okay ... later, then. Did you like the scrapbook your mom sent you? And the camera from Charlie?"

I sighed. Of course she would know what my birthday presents were. Edward wasn't the only member of his family with unusual skills. Alice would have "seen" what my parents were planning as soon as they'd decided that themselves.

"Yeah. They're great."

"I think it's a nice idea. You're only a senior once. Might as well document the experience."

"How many times have you been a senior?"

"That's different."

We reached Edward then, and he held out his hand for mine. I took it eagerly, forgetting, for a moment, my glum mood. His skin was, as always, smooth, hard, and very cold. He gave my fingers a gentle squeeze. I looked into his liquid topaz eyes, and my heart gave a not-quite-so-gentle squeeze of its own. Hearing the stutter in my heartbeats, he smiled again.

He lifted his free hand and traced one cool fingertip around the outside of my lips as he spoke. "So, as discussed, I am not allowed to wish you a happy birthday, is that correct?"

"Yes. That is correct." I could never quite mimic the flow of his perfect, formal articulation. It was something that could only be picked up in an earlier century.

"Just checking." He ran his hand through his tousled bronze hair. "You might have changed your mind. Most people seem to enjoy things like birthdays and gifts."

Alice laughed, and the sound was all silver, a wind chime. "Of course you'll enjoy it. Everyone is supposed to be nice to you today and give you your way, Bella. What's the worst that could happen?" She meant it as a rhetorical question.

"Getting older," I answered anyway, and my voice was not as steady as I wanted it to be.

Beside me, Edward's smile tightened into a hard line.

"Eighteen isn't very old," Alice said. "Don't women usually wait till they're twenty-nine to get upset over birthdays?"

"It's older than Edward," I mumbled.

He sighed.

"Technically," she said, keeping her tone light. "Just by one little year, though."

And I supposed ... if I could be sure of the future I wanted, sure that I would get to spend forever with Edward, and Alice and the rest of the Cullens (preferably not as a wrinkled little old lady) ... then a year or two one direction or the other wouldn't matter to me so much. But Edward was dead set against any future that changed me. Any future that made me like him-that made me immortal, too.

An impasse, he called it.

I couldn't really see Edward's point, to be honest. What was so great about mortality? Being a vampire didn't look like such a terrible thing-not the way the Cullens did it, anyway.

"What time will you be at the house?" Alice continued, changing the subject. From her expression, she was up to exactly the kind of thing I'd been hoping to avoid.

"I didn't know I had plans to be there."

"Oh, be fair, Bella!" she complained. "You aren't going to ruin all our fun like that, are you?"

"I thought my birthday was about what I want."

"I'll get her from Charlie's right after school," Edward told her, ignoring me altogether.

"I have to work," I protested.

"You don't, actually," Alice told me smugly. "I already spoke to Mrs. Newton about it. She's trading you shifts. She said to tell you 'Happy Birthday.'"

"I-I still can't come over," I stammered, scrambling for an excuse. "I, well, I haven't watched Romeo and Juliet yet for English."

Alice snorted. "You have Romeo and Juliet memorized."

"But Mr. Berty said we needed to see it performed to fully appreciate it-that's how Shakespeare intended it to be presented."

Edward rolled his eyes.

"You've already seen the movie," Alice accused.

"But not the nineteen-sixties version. Mr. Berty said it was the best."

Finally, Alice lost the smug smile and glared at me. "This can be easy, or this can be hard, Bella, but one way or the other-"

Edward interrupted her threat. "Relax, Alice. If Bella wants to watch a movie, then she can. It's her birthday."

"So there," I added.

"I'll bring her over around seven," he continued. "That will give you more time to set up."

Alice's laughter chimed again. "Sounds good. See you tonight, Bella! It'll be fun, you'll see." She grinned-the wide smile exposed all her perfect, glistening teeth-then pecked me on the cheek and danced off toward her first class before I could respond.

"Edward, please-" I started to beg, but he pressed one cool finger to my lips.

"Let's discuss it later. We're going to be late for class."

No one bothered to stare at us as we took our usual seats in the back of the classroom (we had almost every class together now-it was amazing the favors Edward could get the female administrators to do for him). Edward and I had been together too long now to be an object of gossip any more. Even Mike Newton didn't bother to give me the glum stare that used to make me feel a little guilty. He smiled now instead, and I was glad he seemed to have accepted that we could only be friends. Mike had changed over the summer-his face had lost some of the roundness, making his cheekbones more prominent, and he was wearing his pale blond hair a new way; instead of bristly, it was longer and gelled into a carefully casual disarray. It was easy to see where his inspiration came from-but Edward's look wasn't something that could be achieved through imitation.

As the day progressed, I considered ways to get out of whatever was going down at the Cullen house tonight. It would be bad enough to have to celebrate when I was in the mood to mourn. But, worse than that, this was sure to involve attention and gifts.

Attention is never a good thing, as any other accident-prone klutz would agree. No one wants a spotlight when they're likely to fall on their face.

And I'd very pointedly asked-well, ordered really-that no one give me any presents this year. It looked like Charlie and Renee weren't the only ones who had decided to overlook that.

I'd never had much money, and that had never bothered me. Renee had raised me on a kindergarten teacher's salary. Charlie wasn't getting rich at his job, either-he was the police chief here in the tiny town of Forks. My only personal income came from the three days a week I worked at the local sporting goods store. In a town this small, I was lucky to have a job. Every penny I made went into my microscopic college fund. (College was Plan B. I was still hoping for Plan A, but Edward was just so stubborn about leaving me human ...)

Edward had a lot of money-I didn't even want to think about how much. Money meant next to nothing to Edward or the rest of the Cullens. It was just something that accumulated when you had unlimited time on your hands and a sister who had an uncanny ability to predict trends in the stock market. Edward didn't seem to understand why I objected to him spending money on me-why it made me uncomfortable if he took me to an expensive restaurant in Seattle, why he wasn't allowed to buy me a car that could reach speeds over fifty-five miles an hour, or why I wouldn't let him pay my college tuition (he was ridiculously enthusiastic about Plan B). Edward thought I was being unnecessarily difficult.

But how could I let him give me things when I had nothing to reciprocate with? He, for some unfathomable reason, wanted to be with me. Anything he gave me on top of that just threw us more out of balance.

As the day went on, neither Edward or Alice brought my birthday up again, and I began to relax a little.

We sat at our usual table for lunch.

A strange kind of truce existed at that table. The three of us-Edward, Alice, and I-sat on the extreme southern end of the table. Now that the "older" and somewhat scarier (in Emmett's case, certainly) Cullen siblings had graduated, Alice and Edward did not seem quite so intimidating, and we did not sit here alone. My other friends, Mike and Jessica (who were in the awkward post-breakup friendship phase), Angela and Ben (whose relationship had survived the summer), Eric, Conner, Tyler, and Lauren (though that last one didn't really count in the friend category) all sat at the same table, on the other side of an invisible line. That line dissolved on sunny days when Edward and Alice always skipped school, and then the conversation would swell out effortlessly to include me.

Edward and Alice didn't find this minor ostracism odd or hurtful the way I would have. They barely noticed it. People always felt strangely ill at ease with the Cullens, almost afraid for some reason they couldn't explain to themselves. I was a rare exception to that rule. Sometimes it bothered Edward how very comfortable I was with being close to him. He thought he was hazardous to my health-an opinion I rejected vehemently whenever he voiced it.

(Continues...)



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    I agree with many of you that this is the least favorite book of the series. I am sure this is mainly due to the fact that I am a member of Team Edward. I can understand how people with abandonment issues will always be a Team Jacob member though. This book is very important to the series, however, since we needed to be introduced to the key players for the rest of the series. Most importantly -- to Jacob Black and the wolf pack. If it wasn't for this book we wouldn't understand why and how Jacob became such an important part of Bella's life. We are introduced to someone that we all wish we could have in our lives. A warm, compassionate, devoted friend. Someone that truly listens to what we say and sometimes even to what we don't say. Someone you can be yourself around and not worry about what they will think about you. The book is excellent in its own way and does end in a way that is totally appropriate. The more times I read the series the more I like the book. I was very depressed the first time I read it and couldn't wait to finish it so I could move on to a happier book. Since then I have read the series a few more times -- okay 7 more times, and have come to appreciate it immensely.

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  • Posted November 3, 2010

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    this book stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this book stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    Have not read this book yet, still reading the frist one (twilight).

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

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    Just plain fun!

    The saga continues. In the sequel to Twilight, Edward has withdrawn from Bella, and as a result Bella develops a deeper friendship with her Quileute friend Jacob. I'm afraid to say too much, as I don't want to spoil the story.

    I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first, but it's interesting and enjoyable. It really is disturbing how attached Bella is to Edward and her family. It's really unhealthy. Bella doesn't seem quite stable. She is such a "needy" character. Even her moments of recklessness and strength seem to be motivated by her own need to feel close to Edward. I mean, talk about "co-dependent"-- Bella is the epitome of it! She's in a co-dependent relationship with her mother, with Charlie, with Edward and Jacob. She is the typical "caretaker". There are moments when she is so needy that I just want to shake her and tell her to toughen up! She is a total defeatest-- she just gives up on life when Edward isn't there, and literally believes that she is incomplete without him. Come on, Bella! Be your own person!

    The writing really is kinda "simplistic". (Typical YA) There is nothing complex about it, which can be a good thing. It is a good read when you're just looking to escape and don't want to think too much.

    So I still like the sequel, but a little less than the first. I am concurrently touched by Bella's devotion to Edward while being repelled by her neediness. So I have something of a love/hate relationship with Bella, as I do with Edward. Jacob is a character that I really like, although he is immature at times. And the book did its job, leaving me wanting for more, and eager for the third book and the final conclusion to this whole soap opera!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    Excellent 2nd book

    enjoyed reading this one too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2010

    Good read

    This book is well written just as this first book, Twilight. It is written with such emotion it keeps the reader on the edge of the seat. New Moon is a bit slow getting going but has a good story line. The series is very attractive to tween and teen audiences.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    A developing theme

    Stephenie Meyer's New Moon was leaps and bounds better than her first outing with Bella and the Cullen clan. It seems that with each installment of the Twilight Saga, Meyer is capable of finding a writing style she is more comfortable with giving the reader a better experience with each subsequent volume. If you are like me and found the first volume to be somewhat tedious...keep reading. They get much better.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    Great Book

    I am not into vampires and would normally not have read this, but I had so many friends that said it was such a great Series of books and that it is not what I thought it was and they were right! I really loved this book and all the books in the series!! This book was so much fun and very quick to read! Do not be scared off by the amount of pages because when you read it you even wish that it was longer and cannot wait to read the next book!!

    I completely recommend this book! ENJOY!

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    NEW MOON is a very good book, but I'm strong Team Edward; and I missed Edward's presence. But Edward's story at the end of the book made up for his absence.

    NEW MOON is another sweet love story because the reader can see how much Bella loves Jacob before she ever realizes it herself. Jacob is a lovable character and you feel sorry for him because he loves Bella so much, but you know that she loves Edward more.

    I really felt for Bella, especially for those months that were just blank pages in the book because she was so out of it in her grief. I was glad when her dad instigated her return to the living by threatening to send her to live with her mother. That, to me, was the beginning of her really living again.

    I felt bad for Jacob when she left him to go rescue Edward, but I knew something like that would be coming.

    As Stephenie Meyer writes, you can just tell that Edward and Bella have a love that will outlast any trials. I just wish she'd write some sequels so we can see how their love story continues to develop and to tie up some of the loose ends for the other characters.

    I have read the books three times and will probably read them again. I saw TWILIGHT 3 1/2 times (had to return the DVD). I've seen NEW MOON twice already and it didn't feel at all repetitive the second time. Even though the books and movies are about teens and younger twenties, I really connected with them; and I'm an olllllllllllllllder adult.

    Keep 'em coming, Stephenie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2009

    New Moon

    Overall I really liked this book. The only thing I did not like was that Edward left which made Bella really depressed. Then Jacob really helps her. But she just takes Edward back so easily after all he put her through. It is so obvious that Stephenie Meyer is on Team Edward. It seems a little weird that she wrote the book and is on a side. I am on Team Jacob so that part was kind of depressing.

    GO TEAM JACOB

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

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    New Moon

    This is my second time reading New Moon,the first time was like last year so i only had a pretty vague idea of the story and i just finished it today,Wow!,i have to say Stephanie Meyer has created a masterpiece.This book was serious and the staring was filled with heartbreak and trying to cope,the part i really enjoyed was when the wolf pack was introduced because they made the story a whole lot lighter and funnier,seriously i laughed at some parts and the race through Volterra was crazy and exciting,honestly i was hanging on to every word!One of my favorite novel in the Twi-saga cause so much important stuff happened.A must read for every Twi-fan and i can't wait to catch the movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

    HORRIBLE BOOK! Sorry girls but the author killed vampires by making them sparkle. There is no such thing as a sparkling vampire. WHERE'S VAN HELSING WHEN YOU NEED HIM!!!!!! I'm on Team Harry Potter, GO WIZARDS!!!

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  • Posted November 20, 2009

    The book i fell in love with!!!!

    New Moon by Stephenie Meyer is a great romance book. It has action, love and major heartbreak. New Moon is a fantastic book. When I read the book I couldn't put it down. I think New Moon is a fantastic book because it has suspense and romance. New Moon takes place in Forks, Washington and Volterra, Italy during the present time.
    In this book the major conflict is that Edward leaves Bella because he thinks that she doesn't belong in his world but she knows she belongs with him. Bella tries to get him back. She tries to get him back by being dangerous by riding motorcycles and cliff diving with no on there. Bella tries to deal with the conflict by sometimes hanging out with her friends. She also starts to hang out with Jacob Black and his friends. Bella tries anything to forget about what Edward had done but nothing will work. Every night Bella has a nightmare about how she can find nothing and then she will wake up screaming. Also every time she thinks about Edward or if someone says his name she has horrible pain in her chest its like her heart is breaking right then and there.
    New Moon is told from Bella's point of view. This makes the reader feel what Bella felt, hear what Bella hears. It is amazing of how that can happen. Also Stephenie Meyer uses so much detail that I feel like I'm in the book. Stephenie use so much detail to describe something or someone. The people who should read this book are the people who like love, action and heartbreak. If they read this book they could feel sad and happy. The book made me cry when Edward left Bella. So the book is for people who like drama and romance. so if you like that kind of stuff New Moon is the book for you. Wait read Twilight before New Moon so you know everything!

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    Love The Twilight Saga - MUST READ!!!

    This is probably the most emotional and heart breaking book in the Twilight Saga, but its an important piece to the puzzle. I've read and reread the book at least 5 times. Stephenie Meyer how the power of expression and the words in this book are like poetry. It changed my life<3

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  • Posted November 3, 2009

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    ****New Moon****

    I honestly hated the fact that edward left i thought myers was plain dumb for letting him leave. New moon was the worst book in the series, until i re-read it, i realized it was my favorite books! I don't think bella was annoying at all I think i would have reacted the same way if my true love left me too. But i think that if you didn't like this book its not because of the contains in the book but the fact that it is realist but has a fanasty twist on it. I love this book you feel the emotions Bella feels you go through the same things she does. Don't get me wrong there is some stuff i hated but i recommend this book(series) to anyone who likes:
    The Vampire Diaries
    Wake and Fade
    Libba Bray
    **i read a lot and this is by far the besst series**
    best of luck
    read the book you won't regret it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2009

    Loved it.

    Love the series! I think it took about 4 days to read all of them. Couldn't put them down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    New moon

    i love the twilight series!! i cant wait until new moon comes out in the theatre's. the cover is amazing i love it so much. and then i just found out there is another cover which i want to get next. but i would come back here to order the books cause they are cheaper here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2009

    this book was awesome!

    i love this book.i love how jacob was there for bella after what happened to her.i read this book in one day.i could not put it down for nothing.it just draws you in..i love the relationship that happens bewteen jacob and bella..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2009

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    New Moon Fan

    New Moon is the best out of the whole Twilight series. Jacob Black was pretty awesome in the book. Edward was horrible in the whole book. New Moon was more like a love story to me. The way Jacob came in the book was totally a love story! By the way New Moon comes out in theaters November 20th 2009!I'm so excited for it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2009

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    Loved It

    Once I started reading the Twilight series, I could not stop. I finished Twilight, and quickly rushed to find this novel. I read the book in less than three days, every second I could get, I would spend reading. Although, a bit slow at the beginning and emotional, the middle and end are really thrilling. I would recommend New Moon to anyone who loves vampire novels, and/or romantic series.

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