How Many Words in the First 'Twilight' Book?

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Celebrities attend the "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Los Angeles premiere at Mann's Village Theatre in Westwood, CA. ( pics »
According to, the first Twilight book had 130,000 words, which is hefty for a first-time novelist. (It equates to about 500 pages.) Stephenie discussed the long novel on her official website:
My big break came in the form of an assistant at Writers House named Genevieve. I didn't find out until much later just how lucky I was; it turns out that Gen didn't know that 130,000 words is a whole heck of a lot of words. If she'd known that 130K words would equal 500 pages, she probably wouldn't have asked to see it. But she didn't know (picture me wiping the sweat from my brow), and she did ask for the first three chapters. I was thrilled to get a positive response, but a little worried because I felt the beginning of the book wasn't the strongest part.  More Stepehnie Meyer pictures:
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'Twilight' Book Summary

Late to the world of Twilight and wondering what all the fuss is about? You're in good company. Stephenie Meyer's wildly successful book series continues to gain diehard fans years after its release.The series' seminal book, Twilight, can be summarized thusly: Isabella "Bella" Swan arrives in the town of Forks, Washington, to live with her father, a cop named Charlie. Her mother is traveling with her new husband Phil... Read Full Story

'Twilight: New Moon' Book Summary

New Moon was the second novel in the now massively famous Twilight series, written by Stephanie Moyer. It was published in 2008 and sold over 5.3 million copies, peaking at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and if you're wondering what it's all about, well, here's a summary for your convenience. The story starts out with Bella Swan (who in the film is played by Kristen Stewart) celebrating her 18th birthday. When she goes to open a birthday present, she gets a papercut, which would be normal in the real world, but in the vampire world.... Read Full Story

'Eclipse' Book Summary and Character Descriptions

Eclipse is the third novel in the Twilight series written by Stephenie Meyer. Quick synopsis: The third book, which follows New Moon and Breaking Dawn, continues to center around the romance between 18-year-old Bella Swan and her vampire love interest, Edward Cullen. In the beginning scene, Edward realizes that Seattle, Washington has been hit by a large number of murders, which he suspects is a result of a new vampire looking for human blood. Edward and Bella... Read Full Story

'Breaking Dawn' Book Summary

Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final book in the Twilight series. It's broken up into three parts, the first of which describes the wedding and honeymoon of Bella Swan to Edward Cullen. The second part focuses on Bella's pregnancy and the birth of her and Edward's half-vampire daughter, Renesmee. The third part... Read Full Story
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