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New Moon
Contributor(s): Meyer, Stephenie
ISBN: 0316024961     ISBN-13: 9780316024969
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
    OUR PRICE: $15.29  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: May 2008
Annotation: Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. 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 is well on its way to literary immortality.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Vampires; Fiction.
Werewolves; Fiction.
High schools; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2008013460
Lexile Measure: 690
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Series: Twilight Saga
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 1.50" (1.10 lbs) 563 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 108713
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 20.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q39519
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 29.0
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Contributor Bio(s): 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.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
To protect his girlfriend, Bella, vampire Edward leaves town. As a result, a broken-hearted Bella deepens her friendship with the earthier Jacob--who turns out to be a werewolf. Bella is little more than a passive stand-in for fantasy-happy readers, but the grandiose emotional arc begun in [cf2]Twilight[cf1] continues to entice, and Jacob's character development sets up a promising triangle. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2006 July #3)

Fans of Meyer's debut novel, Twilight , may be disappointed in this second book in a planned trilogy. It begins with a bang, on Bella's 18th birthday, when Edward Cullen sweeps her off to his unorthodox family home (in the first book readers learn that the Cullens are vampires who hunt animals rather than humans) for a birthday celebration. But when Bella unwraps a gift and gets a paper cut, her drops of blood set off a chaos that culminates in the Cullens leaving town. Edward exits on page 73, and does not reappear for nearly 400 pages, except for his voice in Bella's head when she embarks on dangerous adventures, such as motorcycle riding and cliff diving. Instead, this book focuses on Jake, her friend from La Push, who has some unusual traits of his own. A Quileute legend that he confides in Bella in the first book comes to the fore here (and ties in with the title), and Bella is tracked down by the "bad" vampires from the first book, who seek revenge for Edward's murder of their friend James. Long stretches in the book may make readers feel as if they're treading water, but the pace quickens when Alice Cullen sees a vision of Bella cliff diving and mistakes it for suicide. Edward then heads to the all-powerful Volturi vampires in Italy, seeking his own death. Will Bella get to Italy in time to save Edward? Will she remain human? Meyer answers the first question but leaves the second for the third novel. Ages 12-up. (Sept.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Review 2006 August)

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

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