Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

We just had a ton of new books donated by Readbahamas.org, including Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume One. I added this book to our wishlist out of curiosity. My students are obsessed with Twilight and also with graphic novels. This combination was irresistible.

Some may wonder, why buy this when everyone's already read the novels and seen the movies? Some might think it is just essential for the die hard fans. Actually, there are a lot of students who haven't read it yet. These are the seventh graders who have seen the movies, but aren't at the reading level where they can digest the books.

I have to admit, I was excited to see how artist Young Kim rendered the characters and, of course, the infamous Edward-sparkles-in-a-field scene. The illustrations are gorgeous and combine manga style with photographs and mix color in with the black and white. It is a beautifully, well done work.

Something to note is that this volume only tells the story through Bella and Edward's date in the woods. I guess I'll have to add Volume Two to the wish list! Another exciting item is that Stephenie Meyer's novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is available online through early July for free!

1 comment:

  1. I think that fans will love to read it for the same reason that it is fun to read other perspectives, such as the draft that Meyer started of Midnight Sun. When you love a book, it is fun to see it from different angles/formats.

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