In Twilight, the first of four novels in Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling Twilight Saga series, Bella Swan narrates her life after she moves from Arizona to the small town of Forks, Washington. Bella falls deeply in love with a teenage vampire who’s been hiding his identity for more than a century. The star-crossed lovers explore their unconventional attraction, touching on themes of forbidden love, free choice, and morality. Published in 2005, Twilight became an immediate best-seller. The film company Summit Entertainment adapted the series into a movie franchise that broke box-office records with midnight and opening-day screenings.


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