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Book Talk Assignment #2

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Medgine Eliacin

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Stephinie Meyer
Stephenie Meyer, born on December 24, 1973, in Hartford, Connecticut, is the best-selling author of the Twilight book series. Inspired by a dream, she wrote the first book and attracted the attention of agent Jodi Reamer, who secured her a three-book publishing deal. The books have sold more than 250 million copies, been translated into 37 languages, and adapted for a hit film series that includes five installments.
About The Author
Reason's For The Book
Why I liked the book:
Other Books In The Series
Some other books in this series are Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, The short life of Bree Tanner and The official Illustraded Guide.
The Main Characters In The Book
The narrator of the story. She was 15, almost 16, when she became a vampire. Bree was introduced as a three month old newborn in Eclipse. Bree's father had been hitting her after her mother left them. She ran away from home and was living in the streets of Seattle when Riley found her.
By: Medgine Eliacin
Book Talk Assignment #2
I'm here once again for another book talk.
This time the book that I've been reading is a novel which is named
The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner.
In this presentation you will be hearing about...
The author of my book choice
Other books in the series
The main characters in the book
Reasons why I enjoyed book
Reasons why you would enjoy the book
And also summary of the book
The #1 New York Times Bestseller By Stephenie Meyer
(age 40)
Occupation: Novelist,Producer
Nationality: American
Notable works: Twilight, The Host
The series, charts a period in the life of Isabella "Bella" Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella's point of view, with the epilogue of Eclipse and Part II of Breaking Dawn being told from the viewpoint of character Jacob Black, a werewolf.
Bree Tanner:
Bree's friend, who eventually falls in love with her and is alluded to be her "mate." He was 18 when he was turned into a vampire. He was trapped in an alley when he killed the leader of a gang who killed his brother. He was rescued by Riley, who offered him a new life.
Riley Biers:
The leader of the newborns. He gets his orders from Victoria. He is responsible for finding troubled children and bringing them to Victoria so she can change them into vampires.
One of the leaders of a gang of newborns. Bree strongly dislikes him. He seems to have the power to attract people, although this power only seems to work on people who are dimwitted/dumb.
Freaky Fred:
Develops friendship with Bree. Fred has the power to repel others by making them feel repulsed by him. This is an illusion and therefore would not affect Bella. He uses this to keep other newborns away from him. Because of this they call him Freaky Fred.
Victoria gives Riley orders to create an army to battle the Cullen clan plus Bella. She gives directions which includes telling lies to the newborns but she also lies to Riley which is exposed in Eclipse: Victoria pretends to love Riley when she truly loves someone else.
Why you would enjoy the book:
Theme: Vampires
I personally loved the book because it was filled with adventure, it was partly funny and partly dramatic, really enjoyable, lively and amusing to read. The plot was great and entertaining, the characters were well described and the drama was endless.
The twilight series fall under the genre of young adult, fantasy, and romance. That doesn't stop it from being adventurous and lively. The book is well written and enjoyable for everyone to read, male and female.
Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had powerful senses, superhuman reflexes and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood… life before she became a vampire.
All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don’t draw attention to yourself and, above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn’t know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.
Then Bree finds an unexpected friend named Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they only know as her. As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagined, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?
The settings
The story mostly takes place in the street, and the city of Seattle.
Now to read a passage from my book...
The passage tells us ....
Not Everything you are told is true because there is always a bigger story behind someones eyes.
Why this is the Message ...
Riley has told the group many things that aren't true. One of these few things includes burning in the sunlight. Later on however, Diego and Bree found out that is not true. " ' No burn?' ' None. Light doesn't burn, it just... reflects off us. " (48) This line clearly showed that Riley lied to the group to keep them from going out during the day.

We are now at the end of my presentation. I hoped that you enjoyed it and I hope that I made the book/ series sound interesting enough to convince you to read it. It is a great book filled with adventure. thank you for listening and good luck on your presentations.
Lets now get started ...
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