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 piece of shit, Nuff' said.
"Hey I just took a huge Twilight and forgot to wipe my Colon ( Culle ).
by /Squeeks13 May 16, 2009
A book written by Stephane Meyer that features a girl named Bella Swann and a 108 year old vampire named Edward. Being the new girl in high school, she completely falls in love with him, and being a vampire, he has to resist drinking her blood because she smells so damn good. At first he warns Bella about his dangerousness, but then succumbs to his love for her and he and his vampire family protects her from these tracker vampires who want to kill her.

Well, isn't that the most retarded piece of shit I've read. I honestly can't believe people consider this good literature. The author describes Edward more times than you can talk words in a minute and the saddest thing about it that it is a best seller. Twilight is not deep, its not philosophical and it sure as hell not fucking romanace with its 2-dimensional, half assed crap. This being compared to Harry Potter is incredible, since JK Rowling actually put CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT and PLOT in the fucking story. The author contridicts her own canon to fit Bella. It saddens me how Americans think this is so good.

Too many people take it seriously because its so dark and amazing. The characters are shit with the exception of Jasper and Alice, the only two interesting characters in there who are completely overshadowed by Edward and Bella's romance.

Oh and by the way, vampires sparkle. IN sunlight. They don't burn. Oh great.

Bella from Twilight able to control herself when she was a newborn but Jasper couldn't? He won't stand for this mind-fuckery.

by Fairy-Peacock April 20, 2009
A beautiful song by Elliott Smith. Probably one of my favourites. The way he sings it (in barely a whisper) you get this eerie feeling like it IS twilight, and you're in the woods alone somewhere. Simple, but infinitely beautiful.
Because your candle burns too bright
Well, I almost forgot it was twilight
Even if I think that you are right
Well, I'm tired of being down, I got no fight

You're wonderful, when it's beautiful
But I'm already somebody's baby
And if I went with you I'd disappoint you too
Well, I'm already somebody's baby
Already somebody's baby
by lexieeeee June 26, 2007
A popular book about True Love and 'vegetarian'Vampires by Stephanie Meyer. It is commonly agreed as lacking any literary skill, from prose to characters to plot. This does not stop girls the world over (and according to statistics that may be lies, a lesser amount of boys) from liking it.

Like all popular things the loudest fans are the most annoying ones (in this case girls demanding the world over recognize Edward Cullen as hotness) and sadly make the rest of the fans who'd like to just enjoy a bad book (much like people enjoy Jerry Springer) look like raving psychos by association.

Twilight managed to fill the void of Harry Potter for a short amount of time (much to the anger of Harry Potter fans and as so says the literary bible, 'lo, there was much bitching'). Now the literary world is left wondering what next will catch the eye of teens the world over and become so popular that even those who like to claim illiteracy to get out of responsiblity towards school, spelling or grammar will read it on the sly when no one's looking.

Studies have been made investigating the idea of Twilight as a parable of Mormon faith (the religion of the author). Stephanie Meyers claims this is not so, but studies find otherwise. If you're wondering why Edward is a cocktease to Bella, it is because he's secretly Mormon--ignore the fact he's connected to Vampires who live in the Vatican. The fact those Vampires are the Evil Vampires may or may not be an attack on Christianity. Meyers says this is not so.

She also says there were not enough sparkles on the Vampires in the 2008 movie of the first novel.
Consumer: Do you have Twilight by Stephanie Meyers? I hear it is a read of many lols.

Book Store Clerk: I'm afraid due to the publishers being on crack they didn't think there'd be a holiday rush--I can offer it to you in Spanish?

Consumer: I am enraged over this. My teenage daughter needs this Twilight book for Christmas. You've done this just to spite me; I will never shop at this store again.
by daltypalty December 11, 2008
The most horrid book series alive today. It's completely anti-feminism, despite Stephenie Meyer's claim. There is NO plot line, NO real reason for the book except to make loads of cash and make tweens cream themselves. If the way she described Edward (he's just so damn amazing *sarcasm*) was made into a drinking game with a shot glass full of Bourbon, you would be dead by the end of the book. While you read, it kills the brain and the soul. It is polluting the worlds teenagers and many adults who are still single.
"Edward was amazing, spectacular, beautiful, perfect... ect."
Twilight makes me full-out sick.
by c. f34rs0m3 February 10, 2009
A book which is part of a series so horrible it could kill chuck norris.
Twilight Fan: Omgomg twilight rox!!! -starts reading it outloud-

Chuck Norris: aiiiii i'm dying! what the fuck is this bullshit?!!!
by linesoncars September 06, 2009
1.The time before sunrise and after the sun sets.
2. A book which people won't shut up about.
Almost every single girl I know won't stop reading the fucking thing.
1. It must be about twilight hour.
2. (Irrelevant example for twilight goes here.)
by Unimportant Name November 21, 2008

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