Sacred “Moon”: Reveling in the Twilight phenomenon By Susan Richards Also appearing in the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor I considered whether or not to review “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” this week because, well, it would mean coming completely out of the closet. Yes, I’m one of those sane, rational women who woke up one day inexplicably obsessed with a series of books about teenagers, supernatural and otherwise. By the
Last night, or rather, this morning, I attended the midnight premiere of “New Moon“ with several Twi-hard friends. I was expecting screaming, crying and gnashing of teeth, but I was let down. Yes, excitement was in the air, but the crowd wasn’t nearly as electric as I thought they would be. Amazingly there were a few teenage boys in the crowd – must have been trying to impress their
Synopsis: Bella jumped off a cliff. Yes! But unfortunately, Jacob saves her. Also unfortunately, Alice sees it and thinks Bella has died. Alice tells Rosalie who then informs Edward, who has banished himself to South America. Alice decides to make a trip back to Forks in order to check on Bella, only to find her alive. But Edward has made a horrible decision. Like Romeo, he cannot live without
Synopsis: Trying to behave like a regular teenager, so her father won’t worry, Bella puts together a movie night with her high school friends, who she’s been ignoring due to her excessive wallowing. The night turns awkward when most of the invitees can’t go because everyone is sick. In the end, only the two boys with crushes on Bella, Mike and Jacob, can go. Oh Bella, you big tease!
Synopsis: With Edward gone Bella is a wreck, but she tries to snap out of it when her father threatens to send her back to her mother. Bella discovers she can hear Edwards voice when she does something dangerous, like chatting up men outside a bar in Port Angeles. So Bella decides to pursue rushes of adrenaline. In her quest she finds a couple of run down motorcycles, but unable
Synopsis: In Chapter 1 of “New Moon“ Bella faces her eighteenth birthday and the fact she will grow old and gray while Edward will stay handsome and forever seventeen. Her realization makes her angry and she doesn’t want to celebrate her birthday, but her vampire friends have other plans. They throw a party at the Cullen mansion where bumbling Bella gets a paper cut. At the sight of her
Synopsis: Bella has gained the unwanted attention of a hungry vampire “tracker,” and has to go on the run with two of Edward’s “siblings.” Alice and Emmett take Bella to Phoenix, Arizona, while the other Cullens try to throw the tracker off track. It doesn’t work. The tracker outwits the clever Cullens and the witless Bella, who ditches her chaperones when the tracker claims he is holding her mother hostage.
Synopsis: Edward and Bella have now declared their love for one another. There’s a romantic scene in a meadow, where Bella discovers vampires twinkle in the sunlight. She meets Edward’s entire family of beautiful vampires and discovers they do not sleep in coffins. Edward struggles to keep control over his instinctual desire to suck Bella’s blood. Bella continues to worry her father will find out about the vampire
Why are bad boys so attractive? Synopsis: While on an outing to the beach, Bella learns the Cullens are possibly vampires. It’s ancient Native American legend, and Bella believe this may explain Edward Cullen’s looks and behavior. After some online vampire research, Bella becomes more confused and curious about Edward, who continues to haunt her dreams. On a girls’ trip to Port Angeles, Bella is separate from the group and
The saga begins… Synopsis: Bella has moved from Phoenix, Arizona to the tiny town of Forks, Washington. The sun-loving girl isn’t too happy about the move, but it’s a self-imposed exile from her mother and her mother’s new husband. At Bella’s new high school, she is a bit of a novelty. Before long, several boys are vying for her attention, but those aren’t the boys appearing in her dreams. It’s