Friday, July 2, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
So, I bought this book mainly because I felt it completed my collection of Twilight novels. (BTW: This novella is 178 pages; I generally think of them as being 75-125 pages. It totally rocks that S.M. can convince 14-year-olds that 178 pages is a novella when I couldn't even get them to read a 10-page short story for homework. I suppose this is a result of writing 500-page novels. Yay for S.M.!) I even mentioned this book, pardon me, novella, to Dawn Wenning, and she responded with a remark about Bree's apparent insignificance in the novel Eclipse. I totally agreed until I read this novella. It totally rocks!
  • If you have already watched the movie (this is Friday, it came out Wednesday) but maybe didn't remember who Bree was from when you read the novel two years ago (like yours truly), Bree is the young-ish girl in the newborn army that the camera focuses on every now and then who is ultimately taken care of by Felix.
  • If you haven't read the portion of a novel (though not a novella!) that is Midnight Sun, read it ASAP! Go to to read the story of Midnight Sun and then choose the appropriate link. While not quite the same as the light shed on Alaska and the Cullen's family life in MS, I feel this novella sheds similar light on dark places of which I had no idea they even existed in Eclipse.
  • It took me a while to get to a place in this novella where the story started to interact with interesting characters from the novel.

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