Parents' Guide to

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Twilight series offshoot has heavier doses of horror.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Great for Twilight Lovers

If you are a fan of the Twilight Saga you will not be disappointed with this book.
age 14+

It wasn't as good as the other Twilight books, but interesting. Sad and pretty violent. My 13 yr old hasn't read any of them yet, but I think I might let her read the first one if she asked.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (41 ):

It's tragic, it's short, it seems like a good idea for a story, but Bree's life before she is turned is never explored. Her intense but innocent romantic interlude (gotten over with right at the beginning) mimics all the other romance in the saga, and the vampire violence is heavier and darker with none of the redeeming sympathy we came to feel for the Cullens. An interesting new vampire, Fred the freak, is introduced, but like Diego, we never learn where his supernatural power came from or who he is.

Fans looking for more Cullens will get a glimpse of them near the book's end. The rare fan who's in it for the horror and battle scenes will get a big build-up to the final battle.

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