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Eclipse Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Meyer, Stephenie
ISBN: 0316027650     ISBN-13: 9780316027656
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
    OUR PRICE: $15.29  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2009
Annotation: Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the 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?
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Vampires; Fiction.
Werewolves; Fiction.
Interpersonal relations; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2009020616
Lexile Measure: 670
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Twilight Saga
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" W x 1.75" (1.30 lbs) 629 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 116960
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 22.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q41959
Reading Level: 4.2   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 33.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

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 Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2007 August #3)

The legions of readers who are hooked on the romantic struggles of Bella and the vampire Edward will ecstatically devour this third installment of the story begun in Twilight, but it's unlikely to win over any newcomers. Jake, the werewolf met in New Moon , pursues Bella with renewed vigilance. However, when repercussions from an episode in Twilight place Bella in the mortal danger that series fans have come to expect, Jake and Edward forge an uneasy alliance. The plot patterns have begun to show here, but Meyer's other strengths remain intact. The supernatural elements accentuate the ordinary human dramas of growing up. Jake and Edward's competition for Bella feels particularly authentic, especially in their apparent desire to best each other as much as to win Bella. Once again the author presents teenage love as an almost inhuman force: "[He] would have been my soul mate still," says Bella, "if his claim had not been overshadowed by something stronger, something so strong that it could not exist in a rational world." According to Meyer, the fourth book should tie up at least the Edward story, if not the whole shebang. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 October)

Gr 8 Up— Picking up where New Moon (Little, Brown, 2006) left off, this book continues the tortured love story of a human teen and her vampire boyfriend. Having returned from a quick trip to Italy to retrieve an errant Edward, Bella finds herself severely grounded by her father and at odds with her friend Jacob, a werewolf and mortal enemy of Edward as well as being inconveniently in love with her himself. Adding to these complications are Bella's impending graduation and vampire transformation and a wild pack of vampire newborns on a killing spree. As in the two previous installments, it is Meyer's effective and intense portrayal of first love in all its urgency, passion, and confusion that drives the story along with the supernatural elements coming in a close second. For the three main characters, being in love, making a commitment, and choosing a future is literally a life-or-death situation and they constantly discuss, analyze, and describe their feelings for each other, giving readers a deep connection to them. Upping the emotional ante is an injection of heightened sexual tension and sensuality that hasn't been present in the series before. The story is slowed down in the middle by both the origin stories of the werewolves and vampires Rosalie and Jasper, and the vampire newborn subplot seems to be a convoluted add-in. However, all of these stories contribute in some way to Bella's epiphanies about her future. Meyer knows what her fans want: thrills, chills, and a lot of romance, and she delivers on all counts.—Anne Rouyer, New York Public Library

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