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New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Second book in vampire series drips with action and romance.

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 12+
best book out of the saga! This deals with the loss of romance and how sometimes its hard to cope with the situation.. and way more intense and action packed compared to the first/.
age 14+

Twilight Saga: New Moon

The second book in the popular Twilight Series has some mild violence.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (24 ):
Kids say (183 ):

If the plot summary sounds a little silly, that's because ... well, it is. But it's terrifically readable silliness, which is a good thing, since NEW MOON is even longer than Twilight, its overlong predecessor. It also has lots more action and plot, though not until Bella mopes around, pining after Edward for 200 pages.

Fans of the first novel may be disappointed that Edward is hardly in this one, which focuses on the flatter personality of Bella. But author Stephenie Meyer does pining as well as she did true love in the first book: It's exaggerated but engrossing -- at least until you put down the book and think about what you've been reading. But the target audience, teen girls, won't mind. Romantic misery has its appeal, and this author does it better than most, all the while keeping the objectionable content low and the suspense and excitement rolling.

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