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Twilight the Graphic Novel 1
Contributor(s): Meyer, Stephenie, Kim, Young (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0759529434     ISBN-13: 9780759529434
Publisher: Yen Pr
    OUR PRICE: $17.99  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: March 2010
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Annotation: A beautifully rendered first installment in a graphic novel series based on the best-selling Twilight series recounts the tale of Isabella Swan, who moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysteriously alluring Edward Cullen, an occurrence that causes her life to take a thrilling and terrifying turn.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Graphic novels.
Vampires; Fiction.
High schools; Fiction.
Dewey: 741.5/973
LCCN: 2010513755
Lexile Measure: 440
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Twilight
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" W x 1.25" (1.15 lbs) 216 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 137396
Reading Level: 3.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 1.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): ephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona. After the publication of her debut novel, Twilight, booksellers chose her as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (Publisher's Weekly).

Young Kim graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in painting from the College of Fine Arts. She has worked on numerous animation and cover illustration projects and currently makes her home in Yongin, Korea.


Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2010 March #5)

The Twilight Saga continues as the world's most beloved teen vampire story arrives in yet another package: the graphic novel. The story has remained the same: girl meets vampire, girl falls in love with vampire, vampire loves her back and almost gets her killed. Meyers's trilogy has captured by storm the anguished hearts of teens and romance readers—not to mention the jealous attention of the rest of the publishing industry. With each book in the saga, Meyers has built a devoted audience with an insatiable appetite for her series. Yen Press is clearly capitalizing on that audience with this graphic novel adaptation. The hardcover presentation and price-point signal that the book is intended as a collector's item and, at its best, another way to relive the Twilight experience. Unfortunately, this first half of the two-volume adaptation of Meyers's first book brings nothing new to the table. While Young Kim's paneling isn't terrible, her pacing is off, and the book reads unevenly. The dialogue is stilted and the characters come across as annoying rather than expressing longing. Twilight: The Graphic Novel reads like a first draft where all the pieces are there, but have yet to meld to one another and actually fit. There are certain angles and physical poses that Kim has not yet mastered, and they stand out starkly in this book. Nevertheless, retailers will be hard-pressed to keep copies of this book on their shelves. (Mar.)

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