November 30, 2008

Officially In Love

Have you read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight? If not, you really ought to!

I admit that I was initially uninterested in reading a story centered around a young girl falling in love with a vampire. I've never really been a big fantasy reader (though I did enjoy the Harry Potter series), so I had no intention of picking up this series (Twilight is the first in a series of 4).

My students, though, are completely obsessed with these books. They are impossible to find in our school library or even in the local public library due to such a high demand. My students are reading these books furiously, and the proof is in the numerous vocabulary words they point out each day as they read (they get points for each word they find for their class competition)!

When my co-workers couldn't stop gushing about Edward Cullen and planned a girls night out to see the new movie, I decided it was time to give the book a try. I decided Thanksgiving weekend would be the perfect time for some leisurely reading.

Well, folks. It's official. I, too, am in love with Edward Cullen! If you haven't yet, you need to read this book! I literally couldn't put it down.

I'm scared to see the movie, though, for fear that it will ruin the image I have of Edward in my mind. I don't think any director could fulfill the standards I have set for Edward. Have you seen it? What do you think?

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