The first book in the 4-book series by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, is outstanding. Bella Swan, a 16-year-old girl who is a known klutz from Arizona moves to a small town in Washington called Forks, where her father, Charlie Swan is the chief of police. She feels out of place, and immediately wishes she had been able to stay with her mother in Arizona, who had recently married a minor-league baseball player.
Shortly after arriving in Forks and starting school, Bella’s interest is piqued by a family of the most beautiful people she had ever seen — the Cullen family. In particular, Edward Cullen caught her attention. She was immediately drawn to Edward, even though he showed an emphatic repulsion toward her.
Twighlight’s Progression and Vampires
As the story progresses, we learn why Edward was at first avoiding Bella, and then later falling in love with her. Edward, along with his family, are vampires. They survive by consuming the blood of large wild animals instead of human blood, although they still have the desire to consume human blood.
Bella is embraced by the Cullen family, even though she is human, and the love between Bella and Edward begins to grow by the minute. Until a group of Nomad Vampires stumbles across Bella and the Cullens. The leader of the group of nomads decides he has to have Bella–and Edward and the rest of the Cullens aren’t going to let that happen.
Bella flees back to Arizona to avoid endangering the Cullens or her father. The tracker follows Bella, and claims to have taken her mother. She and Edward face the toughest test of their love during their time in Arizona, but true love always prevails. Bella learns the true value of her friendship with the Cullen family and her love for Edward, as well as for her mother and father.