Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn.
- What does the apple on the cover symbolize?
- Edward is ferociously attracted to Bella by her smell. That may make his love unconditional (because she can't change the smell of her blood), but does it make it less admirable since it's not based on character? Why is it that Bella's blood calls to Edward more than anyone else?
- Is Rosalie's dislike of Bella justified? Why or why not?
- Why does Bella accept that fact that Edward is a vampire so quickly?
- Are these types of vampires that Meyer created better or less believable when it comes to the vampires that have been displayed in movies and previous books?
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
This follow-up novel to the "New York Times" bestseller "Twilight" proves to be another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. Star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward face new obstacles in this vampire love story.
- Why does Bella believe Edward so quickly? Have you ever been in a relationship, romantically or a friendship, that you felt was uneven? How did it turn out?
- How are Edward and Jacob alike and how are they different? Did you expect Bella to give in? Did you sympathize with her or did you think she was making a mistake?
- How do you explain those voices in Bella's head? What did you think they were?
- Did Bella lead Jacob on? Was it selfish of her to continue the friendship when she knew their feelings for one another were not the same?
- Was Edward’s decision to leave the right one? And how do you feel about how he handled the situation— especially convincing Bella that he didn’t love her? What else could he have done?
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. 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. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
- The cover of this book has a red ribbon that has begun to tear. What do you think is the significance behind the cover?
- What do you think about the friendship between Edward and Seth? How does this relationship differ from other relationships in the story?
- What are the differences between the vampires and the werewolves in the story?
- Bella is eager to spend eternity with Edward, yet reluctant to the idea of marriage. How do you feel about the prospect of Bella’s marriage versus her impending transformation into a vampire? Do you think Bella’s feelings are reasonable?
- What do you think about Bella’s relationships with Edward and Jacob, and the way they treat her? What do you think the way they treat her says about the way each of them feels about her?
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight tempted the imagination. New Moon made readers thirsty for more. Eclipse turned the saga into a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the book that everyone has been waiting for... Breaking Dawn, the final book in the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga, will take your breath away.
- Did the title give you any clues as to what would happen in the fourth book?
- Upon finishing the book, what was your initial reaction? Do you feel satisfied with this final installment in the Twilight Series? Why or why not?
- When Bella and Edward consummate their marriage, Bella ends up bruised and beaten, yet incredibly happy. What was your reaction to this?
- How did you feel about Bella’s pregnancy? Did you agree with Rosalie’s camp, which fought to keep the baby, or did you agree with Edward and Carlisle about terminating the pregnancy? Did you reaction change as Bella grew?
- Do you think that Bella is a strong woman? How does her character fit with your view of feminism?