fp August 2008
For Bella Swan, life is anything but ordinary. She has agreed to marry the one and only person whom she could ever truly love, Edward Cullen (who happens to be a vampire), and her best friend Jacob Black (who happens to be a werewolf) is in love with her. Despite her intense passion for Edward, she can’t help but guiltily have subdued feelings for Jacob too.
As Edward jets Bella off to a secret destination for their honeymoon, which Bella soon learns is an island owned by Edward’s ‘mother’, Esme, things are going beautifully for the pair. That is until Bella learns something is wrong. Somehow, Bella is pregnant.
Pregnant with a child that should not exist, a creature virtually unheard of. And that’s not the worst of it either. Bella’s child is growing far too fast inside her, breaking her fragile bones and weakening Bella to the point of near death. As Bella refuse to kill the child, Edward knows what he has to do… Bella must become a vampire to survive.
Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final instalment of the Twilight saga, is a riveting novel that will tear you from reality and thrust you into Bella’s world to truly learn what it is like to have the ones you love in danger all because of yourself. This novel also encapsulates the emotions of Jacob Black, as the narrator in the second section of Breaking Dawn.
I was completely gripped by this novel, and like many readers, I was unable to believe that Stephenie Meyer was capable of writing something as dramatic and brilliant as the last book in the beloved series.
This is a classic love story, and I would recommend it one hundred percent to any teenage readers who have read the previous books in the saga. I would definitely rate Breaking Dawn a 10 out of 10.
Tasha, Year 8, Canberra, Australia
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