Monday, 4 June 2012

A book review: Breaking Down, by Stephanie Meyer

Breaking down's front cover

Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final novel in The Twilight Saga written by American author Stephanie Meyer. Divided into three parts, the first and third sections are written from Bella Swan's perspective, the protagonist, and the second is written from the perspective of Jacob Black.

At the beginning of the book, Bella and Edward get married; they get married in an awesome wedding organized by Alice, Edward’s vampire adopted sister. Afterwards, Bella’s and Edward’s honeymoon starts. They travel across America by plane, and finally they arrive to Río de Janeiro. When Bella asks Edward: “Río de Janeiro? Are we gonna stay here?” he answers: “No, just a stop along the way”, then they arrive to the docks to travel by boat. Twenty minutes later from the beginning of the journey, Edward said: “Bella, look there” while he was pointing straight ahead.
Bella saw only blackness at first, and the moon's white trail across the water. But she searched the space where he pointed until she found a low black shape breaking into the sheen of moonlight on the waves. As she squinted into the darkness, the silhouette became more detailed. The shape grew into a squat, irregular triangle, with one side trailing longer. They were in Isle Esme.
The honeymoon was being perfect; also, Bella got what she wanted: have sex with Edward, a reckless topic. They stayed there for a long time, three weeks approximately, but an incident broke their cloud of love and happiness. Without knowing how, Bella was pregnant.
Then, they had to go home.

Bella has got inside an unknown creature; she has got inside a half-blood, part human, and part vampire. The fetus was growing very fast, breaking at the same time Bella’s ribs.
Finally, Bella is transformed into a vampire and gives birth to a baby girl. Now, Bella is brilliant, she discovers she has a special power, she has a mental shield. She can protect everybody’s mind if she wants. Then, all is perfect, all is balanced and the happiness is in the air, but something dangerous is coming. The Vulturi, the vampire family, comes to attack Cullen’s family. Finally it all ends successully.

In conclusion, I think that this book is really awesome and terrific. Personally, I think the book has got a good structure and, honestly, is my favorite book. I totally recommend it.

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