Let's try and not get a biased opinion, people, PLEASE.

Here goes...

A book series written Stephanie Meyer about a girl, Isabelle Swan, known as Bella, who decides to live with her father in Forks, Washington. There, she meets and eventually falls in love with the elusive and attractive Edward Cullen. Problem? Edward is a vampire who can barely withstand the scent of Bella's blood. Despite this, they begin a turbulent relationship leading into a chase for Bella's life against rival vampire James.

This book has become increasingly popular, especially with teenage girls or fangirls, and has been compared to Harry Potter in popularity and fan base. This series has spawned 3 sequels, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, respectively, as well as a movie, Twilight, along with its upcomign sequel, New Moon. Twilight t-shirts and other paraphernalia can be found almost everywhere, especially in Hot Topic, and is considered to be a better seller than many of the store's other products.

However, though there are many positive things to say about Twilight, there is also a downside. Many have criticized the style of writing in the series, more specifically, the details. Bella's VERY detailed descriptions of people (by People I mean Edward) can cause an annoyance to some readers (Ex: "Ok, you think he's hot. Move the fuck on!").

Secondly, the stereotypical (though not always accurate, bear with me here) Twilight fangirl is a girl ranging from 12-17 years of age who would be, when it comes to physical appearance, unnatractive. Because some of these girls know that they will not attract the attention of human male until later in life, Edward Cullen will have to do.

Fangirls will usually be seen with something pertaining to the series, whether it is one of the books itself, one of the Twilight tees from Hot Topic (see above), or other similar things of that nature. They will also post fanfics on FanFiction.net on how they would see this story or look up all things Twilight/Stephanie Meyer/Edward Cullen (or whomever the like best)on Google for hours.

Emotionally, Twilight fangirls can tend to have a holier (or in this case, Twilightier)-than-thou aura (think like certain scene girls). Fangirls will usually get into a long rant when one of the following occurs (but not limited to):

1. Someone has read only Twilight, and has no interest in reading the others for one reason or another (fanngirls might try to push you to read all of the others

2. Someone does not find Edward Cullen attractive (the girls who fit this category usually have a significant other, but the one way to piss a fangirl off is to say that you think Jacob Black (or even James) is hotter than Edward)

3. Someone who prefers seeing the movie, rather than read the book (fangirls will try to make you read the book first)

4. Someone who is simply uninterested in the series (fangirls WILL push you, if you're not interested, simply say so)

5. Someone who believes that Edward Cullen gives unrealistic expectations for men (that all men have to have sparkly skin, be poetic, heroic, etc.) and that the relationship between Edward and Bella is either unrealistic, soap-opera-esque, or simply cheesy. (We'll get to that later)

6. Someone thinks the movie was better than the book (Most fangirls believe that the movie was either as expected or god-awful)
However, there will be fangirls in relationships or pursuing someone. They will usually compare their relationship/crush to Edward and Bella's relationship, saying that they and their crush/boyfriend were "meant to be," despite that the crushes might want nothing to do with the fangirl.

But don't think that all of this only applies to girls. Boys, though very few, DO read Twilight for entertainment.

In conclusion, Twilight is a pop culture fixture that everyone will remember and either love, hate, love to hate, or hate to love.
cullengrl108 (Caroline, fangirl): Hey Chels! I'm going to the book signing for the new Twilight novel!!! OMFG I CANT WAIT!!!

denimanddiamonds (Chelsea, normal girl): LOL i know how much you love Twilight, but i can't go. ive got a date with ross tonight. were going to go see the new blockbuster.

cullengrl108: WHATTT???? U CANT B SERIOUS!! i know ross is hot an all but EDWARD is HOTTER!!!!!!

denimanddiamonds: i do find him attractive, but car, when are you going 2 see that there are real life edward cullens in front of you, like tom.

cullengrl108: tom and i arent meant 2 b like edward and bella r. u know that

denimanddiamonds (in a sarcastic tone): whatever you say, car, whatever you say
by twilight guru January 24, 2009
A captivating book by Stephenie Meyer, but a bit in the blue about the muddled description of vampires. I'm guessing that she either did not research vampires and vampirism carefully or did not care about the myth-facts, for there were several gaping plot holes throughout the book. Also, it took several exact elements from Anne Rice's book The Vampire Lestat, my point being the trite unoriginality of Edward and Bella's relationship and the too exact similarities between Edward Cullen and Lestat DeLioncourt. The precursor to the sequal New Moon.
"You are exactly my brand of herion. . . " - Edward Cullen, Twilight.

"This is a. . . .um. . . . *big* Jeep you have," Isabella Swan, Twilight.
by Mushroom Hat May 07, 2007
The first in a series of books by Stephenie Meyer,it has quite a mixed reaction with millions of teenage girls seemingly obsessed with Bella's love interest Edward Cullen and millions of older more mature people thinking the book is a pile of crap. I'm one of those teenagers who loved the story between Bella and Edward and is it really that bad to hope their is a boy out there who could treat us like that? take the stick out of your ass, no one forced you to read the book!
'twilights amazing'
'no its crap and false'
'oh shut up its my opinion shitprick!'
by victoriaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa09 January 04, 2009
Best book ever made! Its about a 17 year old girl who moves to another town called Forks to live with her dad. At Forks, she falls in love with a vampire.
so the lion fell in love with the lamb.
what a stupid lamb.
what a sick, masochistic lion
~Bella & Edward from twilight
by Yeah Bro December 14, 2008
A fairly incredible book written by author Stephenie Meyer, which although apparently lacks literary devices is still fairly captivating. It is important to note that not all fans are obsessive preteen little girls who are infatuated with Edward Cullen - the fact that these people even exist annoys the living hell out of me, because it ruins the book's reputation and makes it seem like these are the only types of people interested in the story.
I'd like to bring up the fact that not all that many romance novels are original when it comes to vampire/human relationships - the only reason Anne Rice did such a good job was because she was practically the trend-setter; it hadn't really been done before, so how could it be cliche?

The fact that people here are complaining first that Meyer was unoriginal but then that she 'changed' how vampires were supposed to be is incredibly contradictory - make up your minds, is she meant to stick with what's there or change it to be original?

I honestly think that the movie will ruin things even more, because the crowds there will be a prime example for all of you to rub in the faces of the 'sane' people that enjoy the series.

For all of you that think that there is no character development, or that the same things happen from one book to another, read 'Breaking Dawn'.

Ignorant individual who hasn't read more than half of Twilight - 'Psh, look at that, that fan is an idiot so therefore only idiots like the book, also it is cliche and because vampire/human romances have never been done before that just means the book is stupid and lacking talent'

knowledgeable person who has looked at all the facts, read all the books and managed to stay a sane individual lacking an Edward Cullen obsession - The girls mad about Edward Cullen are just preteen kids ruining it for the rest of us, and the 'higher-than-thou' attitudes of those people who dislike the books probably only do so because they're reading for literary devices, not a captivating story.

Grow up already, stop trying to act better than other people because you can diss out a book because it wasn't written in the 1800's, and just read to enjoy the damn book.
Or, don't read it, but stop insulting all of those people that do.
by I.defeated.the.system September 15, 2008
Teh Hori King
I Am Teh Hori King :)
by Twilight December 04, 2003
Literary perfection.
Twilight is fricken' literary perfection!!
by Wish I was Bella Swan December 18, 2008
the 21st century bible
in sunday school we read form the twilight.
by ry lingg September 22, 2008

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