Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

(Summarized by Casey Giglio)


The book is told in first-person point of view by Bella Swan, the main character. She has recently moved to Forks, WA to live with her father. Her mother is married to a baseball player who travels a lot. Living with her father will allow Bella to have a more stable home life. Her father, Charlie, is the Cheif of Police in Forks.
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Bella Swan: She is the main character and narrator. Bella lives with her father in Forks. She falls in love with Edward, who is a vampire.

Charlie Swan: He is Bella's father. Charlie is the chief of Police in Forks. He is on the hunt for "animals" who have started attacking and killing some of the residents.

Edward Cullen: Edward is a handsome "teenager", or so people think. He is in love with Bella and will stop at nothing to protect her.

Jacob Black:

Rosalie Hale:

Alice Cullen:



There are several conflicts in the book. The two main conflicts in this one are Edward trying to protect Bella from a tracker vampire, James, and Bella trying to decide whether she should stay human and risk losing Edward, or become a vampire and lose her family and friends. The first conflict is man vs. man because the two characters are battling one another; this is an external conflict. The second conflict is man vs. himself because Bella is fighting her emotions; this is an internal conflict.

The Plot!

1. Bella moves to Forks to live with her dad, Charlie.

2. Bella attends Forks High School where she meets Angela and Jessica, who become her friends.

3. Bella meets the Cullens and is instantly drawn to Edward.

4. Jacob Black, a family friend, reunites with Bella.

5. Bella goes to the beach with friends, and Jacob tells her the story of "The Cold Ones".

6. Bella does some researching and finds out Edward is a vampire, and she's in love with him.

7. Animal attacks begin to occur, and some people are killed.

8. Edward's family figures out that the attacks are really some nomadic vampires, whom they eventually meet up with.

9. James, a tracker vampire, goes after Bella.

10. James injures Bella, despite Edward's efforts to keep her safe.

11. James is killed by Edward's family. and Bella has recovered from her injuries.

12. Bella is in the hospital after James almost killed her.

13. The book ends with Bella and Edward going to the prom after Bella has recovered from her injuries.

14. Jacob warns Bella at prom that his tribe is "watching" her and Edward because the vampires and Quileute Indians are enemies.

15. Victoria, James' mate, is on the lose and out for revenge.

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" About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him-and I didn't know how potent that part might be-that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him" (Meyer, 106).
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Citation for picture

(O'Connor, 2012)

Works Cited

Meyer, Stephanie. "Twilight". Hachette Book Group, New York. 2005. print

O'Connor, Clint. "Twilight Creator". Plain Dealer Publishing Co., 9 Nov. 2012. <>