Thursday, November 20, 2008
Twilight Countdown--The Witching Hour Nears
The buzz surrounding the midnight premiere of Twilight, the movie based on Stephanie Meyer's best-selling book by the same name hasn't escaped Lockport. The topic of conversation as my 16-year-old found her seat on the bus this morning was the same as it has been for the last month or more--the latest on the books, the upcoming movie and the film's male lead, Robert Pattison, the former Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter, and newest heartthrob to hit the scene since Zac Efron. The phenomenon has so engaged teen readers, I'm rereading Meyer's Twilight series, anaylyzing her dialogue, themes, setting, characterization, etc. to gain insight into the magic that is one of the most wildly popular teen action/adventure/love stories seen in years.