People have often heard about the Twilight Saga since the first movie debuted in the fall of 2008. The movies, (which are based off the books written by Stephanie Meyer) tell us the tale of Bella Swan, a 17 year old that falls in love with a vampire. The books are a great read because the reader gets to witness young love, good vs. evil, and prejudices- things almost anyone can relate to.
Isabella ‘Bella’ Swan knows the first moment she sees Edward Cullen that he’s different, and finding out that he’s a vampire is what drives them together. Little does she know that she will also fall in love with her best friend, Jacob – a werewolf. As the two fight for Bella’s love, she learns who she is and who her heart truly belongs to.
One of the many reasons these books are so beloved, are the scenes in which good triumphs over evil. Edward’s family, or the “Cullen Clan” as Twihard’s know it, are considered ‘good’ vampires. They are ‘vegetarian’ as Edward calls them because they drink animal blood and not human. The Volturi are like the government officials for vampires and are “original vampires” because Dracula himself created them. They make the rules and once they find out that Bella knows vampires exist, they become the villains in this series.
Finally, there’s the prejudices betweens the werewolves and the vampires. Jacob and his ‘wolf pack don’t believe it’s safe for any human, but especially Bella to be around vampires. The Cullens, believe the same about the ‘wolves. Just like the racial slurs we hear today about other races, the vamps’ and ‘wolves have names for the other, such as dogs and bloodsuckers. By having these it’s no wonder they don’t get along.
These books have been said to be “A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet- without the death”. The two are star crossed lovers in a sense that only reading the book can tell you. Hands down, these stories are a good read/watch.