New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Second book in vampire series drips with action and romance.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 212 reviews

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age 14+

Twilight Saga: New Moon

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

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Too much violence
age 16+

Fluff and nonsense

More drama, more whining, more lies from Bella to everyone she knows. She also engages in self destructive behavior because Edward left. Bella begins a somewhat romantic relationship with Jacob, leading him on then dumping cold water on his head. Edward is also a drama king, with his "I'm going to stand in the sun at noon and sparkle so the Volturi will kill me." Why not just walk right up to Aro and start a fight? But then Alice wouldn't get to steal a car. :/ Then the Cullens and Bella leave the Volturi to eat the tourists. I have a moral objection to that. Plot holes galore, with vampires who sparkle in the daytime traveling by air from WA to Italy and back. Alice's powers are simply a plot device. Victoria's obsession with Bella makes no sense, and her ability to elude the werewolves and vampires is ludicrous. And did Bella quit going to school? Again- read it with your kids if you must so that you can help them become critical thinkers and intelligent readers. You don't want them to think that because these novels are popular money makers that they are quality literature.

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