I'm worried that Midnight Sun won't be as rewarding as Twilight itself. What's your opinion on that?I'm worried that Midnight Sun won't be as rewarding as Twilight itself. What's your opinion...

I'm worried that Midnight Sun won't be as rewarding as Twilight itself. What's your opinion on that?

I'm worried that Midnight Sun won't be as rewarding as Twilight itself. What's your opinion on that?

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Noelle Thompson eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hmmm, experience shows that sequels are very rarely as well-received as the original work.  Expectation has a lot to do with that.  Then again, Harry Potter has broken that cardinal rule, hasn't he?  : )  As a literature teacher, I am interested in the book being told from a different perspective.  Although I am THRILLED that these novels are getting students to read, I am fairly convinced that they won't go into the literature books someday.  (Sorry if I burst anyone's bubble.)  I had an interesting argument with a friend my own age the other night.  (He liked the movie, and I thought it was "okay."  I was the only one who had read the book, which was better than the movie.)  We talked a lot about suspension of disbelief.  He argued that the movie was a wonderful representation of what he called "teenage angst."  I just laughed and said, "You want to see teenage angst?!?  Don't watch Twilight, watch Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo and Juliet!!!"  We did.  He had to admit that I was right.  Anyway, the Twilight series is definitely an awesome representation of pop culture, . . . I'm just not convinced it will stand the test of time.

slchanmo1885 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think we'll all read it and buy it just because everyone wants more Edward! I am interested to read the familiar scenes from Edward's point of view, because we don't get a lot of what goes on in his mind and what he thinks in the Twilight series. I also think it is a great writing exercise, to write from another character's perspective. This book could have some educational merit from a writer's perspective. It will be interesting to see how the story changes told in a different point of view. Sometimes a story told from a varying point of view can make or break a book.

dbrooks22 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think it will be good. It gives a different perspective since it is from Edward's point-of-view. It develops his character more and lets the reader see what is going on in his mind and what he does while he is away from Bella.

There is a link on Stephenie Meyer's webpage that has a working draft of a few chapter of Midnight Sun. I found them very interesting and am looking forward to reading the published book.

Here is the link:


amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Sometimes, when we have expectations that are too high, we find ourselves disappointed.  By the same token, sometimes sequels and related books that follow a huge success are also let-downs.

I read the first book and then watched themovie with my neice.  We were both disappointed with the film...they just are never as good as the book.

So, my opinion regarding your question is this:  take each work for its own merit and don't judge by the books that came before it or the movies. 

litchick2011 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I do not think it will be quite as thrilling as Twilight since we already know the story, but I think it will be interesting to see things from Edward's point of view, and if Stephanie Meyer is able to, perhaps that shift in perspective will be exciting enough to keep her readers, not just Twilight fanatics, satisfied.

zumba96 | Student

I believe there won't be a continuum because Stephanie Meyer's was really mad about it getting leaked on the internet since it is basically a violation of her rights and it is completely wrong. I know it has gotten a popular response but I'm not sure if she will release it in the future. 

udonbutterfly | Student

I read Midnight Sun and I have to say for the past couple of years I have been thirsting for more haha. If only a couple of more chapters were written like up into the meadow part I would've been at least somewhat content. Now I just wonder all the time what if it was never leaked. In my opinion Midnight Sun is just as rewarding as Twilight even though it's not even complete. It's nice to see the other half of the really feels instead of getting it second hand through Bella.

norahs | Student

If you have read stephenie's draft and love it like i have, then it will be even better than the draft. becuase remeber, she said that this draft wasnt as good as the official story would be. So yes, i think that Midnight Sun will be Very much rewarding.

iluvtwilight | Student

I read the draft and it is so good that I think it will be better than Twilight. Its cool to see the story from Edwards point of view and to understand what he was thinking.

tricia89 | Student
I'm worried that Midnight Sun won't be as rewarding as Twilight itself. What's your opinion on that?

I'm worried that Midnight Sun won't be as rewarding as Twilight itself. What's your opinion on that?

I've read the first chapter of Midnight Sun and I love it so far. I think it's wonderful to see everything in Edward's perspective. He's the one who can read everyones mind so you get the gest of what everyone around him is thinking. An you can tell more of the struggle he has being around Bella, with desiring her blood. An you'll be able to understand his feelings on everything that they go threw and how it affects him.

boryung | Student

I'm definitely looking forward to Midnight Sun. In fact, anything that expands on the Twilight series would make me happy right now. I don't want it to be over, and as a fan, I will accept any new material.

zales90 | Student

I love twilight however i think midnight sun will in a way complete it. Edward is such an interesting character not to mention a huge factor in the series yet we know so little from him as an individual. Sure we read descriptions and keep up with dialogue, but being able to really read what is going on is very interesting.

Plus I love the fact that he can read minds, so the entire time you learn so much from everyone.

vini14 | Student

I read the manuscript of Breaking Dawn on Stephanie Meyer's website and omg, it is so interesting. I think it will be better than Twilight. But thats my opinion. But if you want to read the manuscript go to:


xfrozenpetalx | Student

I personally love Edward :)

I think Midnight Sun would be interesting, because we can see how much he loved Bella in the beginning, and the sort of issues he had to go through to resist her blood. From what I've read from the draft, I think is amazing and sweet :) haha can't wait for more.

And whether or not it is better then Twilight is just opinion really...I mean same goes for no one can judge which Twilight book is the best by FACT.

skelly80 | Student

Can I just say that i have recently read all of Stephanie Meyer's books and they are one of the best fantasy series i have ever read, they kept me enthralled the whole time.  I have recently read the couple of chapters she has posted on her site for Midnight sun and I would say without a doubt that they compliment the first book 'Twighlight'  I loved to read Edwards version, it somehow makes it all complete.  

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