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
Basically, a crap book.

The main character of this horrific series is the not-too-feminist Bella Swan, who claims that should Edward McSparklepants (her very own twu luv) die, she would also take her own life. Apparently, she can't live without him. I mean, way to be independent. Plus, that's kind of the basic premise of all four books. Edward and Bella spend their time getting out of supposedly exciting situations, but while you're reading these, you'll want them to be over. And you're probably angry at all the purple prose that has made its way into this thing, and if you have to read about Edward's 'marble, beautiful, cold' body again, you will punch something. Violently.

Unfortunately, this book is wildly popular because Bella has no personality at all so you can step into her shoes. Everyone claims to want an Edward, but only few realize he's really a controlling jerk. He never lets Bella make any of the decisions, (nor should she, since she seems to have no common sense) and even takes the engine out of her car so she couldn't go see her best friend. Plus, he's a vampire (who fucking sparkles in the sun like Tinkerbell) and a 106 year old virgin, which is just plain scary. It's like Edward was completely asexual until Bella arrived, which is odd. He's battling the thirst for her blood or something like that. Whatever. They still have no chemistry whatsoever, and all they do is whine to each other about how it's dangerous for them to be together.

The plot is massively cliched, and done terribly.

So, um. It sucks. A lot. Please, spare your brain and don't read it.
Fangirl: Edward is so awesome. I know I'm not speaking in my typical terrible grammar, but this is only for those who can't understand chatspeak at all. Plus, it's a way to fill the example box.

by ThatGirl is over there, see? March 16, 2009
A horribly written novel with a multitude of grammar mistakes that is full of cliches and Mary Sues/Gary Stus. For no particular reason, a bunch of twitards become crazily obsessed with this book just because of "OMG SOOOO SUPER HOT!!" vampire Edward Cullen. However, Edward is a pathetic excuse for a vampire because he has tons of strengths and no weaknesses. He's not weak to garlic, sunlight, or ANYTHING vampires are weak to. There's also no plot, it's just Edward and Bella being lovey dovey. Bottom line: It sucks.
Actual crappy text from the last page of Twilight's epilogue:
"'Yes,' I whispered so my voice wouldn't have a chance to break. If he thought I was bluffing, he was going to be disappointed. I'd already made this decision, and I was sure. It didn't matter that my body was rigid as a plank, my hands balled into fists, my breathing erratic . . .
He chuckled darkly, and leaned away. His face did look disappointed."

Seriously, Stephenie? o_o
by UbernessBre March 04, 2009
Our brand of heroine.
Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight is a love story with a bite
by epicfail1918 December 25, 2008
I know that loads of haters will go aginst me but I don't care. Twilight is a book / movie about a girl named Isabella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington and meets the strange Edward Cullen. She knows that he is different and wants to find out what he really is. After he saves her from being crusshed by a car with inhuman speed and strength, she knows that he is not human. She finds out from her (soon to be werewolf) friend Jacob Black, that the Cullen family, supposedly consisting of two adults and five adopted teenagers, are vampires. Edward admits to it and tells her to keep away from him, as her blood appeals to him more than anyone else's. The Cullens are 'vegetarian' vampires, meaning that they don't drink human blood as they want to be good vampires. Of course Bella can't keep away from Edward, and her life suddenly becomes endangered when a sadistic vampire called James decides to kill her. her life is saved, once again, by Edward. The other books in the series are New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. The movie of the first book, the one I just described, Twilight, has been made and the others will be soon. In my opinion, the Twilight series are great and if you haven't read them, I would.
You should read the Twilight books and see the movie, they are all great
by Twilight Lover and Proud February 15, 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
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