What age group do you think is an appropriate age to read this book. I know it says young adults and I LOVE it !! How young would you reccomend . Just interetsed in hearing other peoples input....

What age group do you think is an appropriate age to read this book. I know it says young adults and I LOVE it !!

How young would you reccomend . Just interetsed in hearing other peoples input. Include age and reason!! Thanks!!

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linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It is written at a fairly low reading level, about fifth grade. However a fourth grader could probably handle it. And as many mentioned before, adults enjoy it too! My real concern would be in the last book, when there are some slightly more adult themes. I think middle school age is where it would be most appropriate to start reading this series.

Maybe the author thinks that her readers will grow up with the books, that by the time they get to the 5th book they'll be more mature. I've heard so many girls say that these are the first books they've ever read or that they've never read anything bigger than 100 pages. For struggling readers, it may take some time to get through all the books.

linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think that if a student is a good reader and they are interested in reading the series, they should read it. It is difficult to motivate students to read for fun. I think age 10 or older would be appropriate due to the content of the books. I am a first grade teacher with a 17 year old son...If he is interested in something I always encourage him to read about it!

I was in line at Books a Million yesterday. My niece, who claims that she hates to read, begged me to get her the whole Twilight series. Unfortunately, the store was sold out. We finally found a Target that still had them.

You're right.

tpisano eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I am not sure if I would want my ten year old reading this series.  I do agree that they can decode it easily, but it has some "adult" content in it.  The last book is not school appropriate at all, in my honest opinion, and I do not feel comfortable allowing students to read it for independent reading  in my class. 

I think it is a great series and I am thrilled it has kids reading, but because of the content I would say eighth grade and up.

Noelle Thompson eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hmmmm, I've been thinking a lot about questions like this lately.  This is because I find it disturbing that many five-year-olds are immersed in the teenage world of Hanna Montana.  Therefore, I think teens and up should be reading this book.  It is appropriate for any high school age teenager, and perhaps eighth graders preparing for high school.  Earlier than this, I'm just not sure that children need to be thrust into the world of teenage angst too early.

slchanmo1885 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It is written at a fairly low reading level, about fifth grade. However a fourth grader could probably handle it. And as many mentioned before, adults enjoy it too! My real concern would be in the last book, when there are some slightly more adult themes. I think middle school age is where it would be most appropriate to start reading this series.

skia | Student

I too love this book.  I would recommed it for students 10 and older who are at a higher reading level.  I teach middle school English and Reading and I have many of my 11 year olds (7th graders) who love the Meyer's series.  I notice that the 7th graders are curious and want to read it but the 8th graders (Age 12-14) are better off discussing it.  My nephew's girlfriend is 18 and also a huge fan.  I would say that 12 and up is probably the best target age group.

beckychauncey | Student

I did a readibility study and a fifth grader can decode it easily; however, the interest level is preteen (12) on up to middle age (I'm in my 50's).  The author has broad appeal!

zumba96 | Student

Young adults. Kids who are in advanced reading can read these books but some parts of the books are partially inappropriate and I do not think it is a good idea to let them (under 13) read these books that have some sexual content at a younger age. 

udonbutterfly | Student

The first three books I think are appropriate for middle schoole kids. However with Breaking Dawn it can be a little trickier. I think when Meyer was writing this series many started to read it between the ages of 12-15 and through the years they grew with the series and then Breaking Dawn was sort of catering to the maturity that the group grew into.

dead-romace91 | Student

Really if you love reading there is no age limit for this book!

iluvtwilight | Student

I think its ok for 6th grade and up. I was in 7th when I read it and some of my friends read it in 6th. I dont think it would be good for Elementry students to read it.

chocco-latte | Student

I'm twelve, but I started reading it at eleven! I understood most of it, but some complex words I had to look up in the dictionary. I don't know if it is because I am particularly mature, but I have been told I have a gift in English.

tiffany0202 | Student

Hello, I am 9 and is a student. I am getting the new Twilight book today after reading all the posts on this topic I choosed #4. Because she said 10-9..... And also the movie may had no BAD things. Maybe some kissing but still. And plus there was no wrong language or anything.... It also isn't even scary they just try to make you scared..... In my defense I say #4 is the best post so far.

cemorris24 | Student

While the reading recognition level may be around a 5th grade level, I would not recommend ones reading this young.  I would say the youngest would be middle school.  The books are not "bad" persay.  I do agree there are a lot of adult themes in the book that I would not want my elementary child reading.  I am 25 and a teacher and have read all the books and LOVED them!!!!  

 I would still probably be a little indifferent about middle school.  Proabably would depend on the childs maturity level.  The 4th novel gets somewhat detailed towards the beginning.  There are some discussions on sex and different things.  If I were a parent or teacher wondernig about this, I would make sure and read the books first, then decide what was appropriate for the individual child.

nlagmay | Student

I think that if a student is a good reader and they are interested in reading the series, they should read it. It is difficult to motivate students to read for fun. I think age 10 or older would be appropriate due to the content of the books. I am a first grade teacher with a 17 year old son...If he is interested in something I always encourage him to read about it!

twilighter | Student

Well I agree on 10...maybe 9 because I have cousins.But every one I know and I started reading it on summer & when I got back to school everyone talked about it even in 6th.But We 7th graders actually kinda gossip about the book.LOL.Even guys okay.And 8th I don't see so much,but they are getting involved.

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