The Twilight Saga

Website review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Safe forums for vamp series attract passionate readers.
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Parents say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

The community is monitored for disrespectful comments and there appears to be an attempt to keep rabid fans at bay. The site's administration also is open to fan mail and messages to authors of Twilight books. There are also groups that allow members to share fan fiction, artwork, and poetry, which may give Twilight fans a good creative outlet.

Violence
Sex

Members openly swoon about characters with comments like "I would let Edward Cullen bite me any day.

Language

Posting guidelines insist on good manners and respect. Users who can't follow these rules risk a permanent ban. Because of this, users seem to keep their language in check.

Consumerism

This is the official site from the publishers of Twilight. But many users wouldn't know this just by visiting the site as its affiliation isn't clearly noted on the home page. Many of the publisher's Twilight-themed products are promoted here, but there is more to do on the site than just read ads.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site is run by Hachette Book Group, the publishers of the Twilight series. Because of this, be aware that there is a slew of promotion for the vampire franchise on the site, from the books to gift sets and companion readers. The site also features a social networking forum, very similar to sites like Facebook. Although there are strict guidelines for mannerly behavior, users who aren't old enough to join other social media, shouldn't become members of this site either.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 14 year old Written byameara12 January 18, 2011

Whatever

I don't necessarily enjoy the Twilight Saga. My mother seems to like it so I suppose it's alright, but nothing special for me. I've noticed that... Continue reading
Adult Written byOneOfTheConcerned November 21, 2010

Ghastly.

Hate it. I found the moderators actually had found the users on other social networking sites and had spies to feed them information through these sites. It wa... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old November 4, 2010
Teen, 15 years old Written byrobotashes15 July 20, 2010

Good for Teens 14+. Anyone younger not suggested.

The Twilight Saga, in my opinion, isn't appropriate for anyone under 14 or 15. Especially Breaking Dawn, the final book, due to the vivid imaginations of y... Continue reading

Is it any good?

Get as close to Edward and Bella as you can without visiting Forks, by stopping by the novel's official site. Here you can get the chance to communicate with authors and post your own fan fiction or just debate the finer points of the vampire love story. Created by the publishers of the Twilight saga, this site is the go-to destination for new products and author updates. But what Cullen fans will really enjoy is finding their own coven to chat with, as there are ample groups ripe for interaction, each focused on one of a nearly infinite number of Twilight niches.

Online interaction: This site is basically Facebook for Twilight fans. After creating a profile, members can make friends with other members, post pictures, videos and discussions. There are also groups to join, such as Team Bella or Team Jacob, which allow like-minded fans to discuss specific topics together.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about safe social networking habits. What information is OK to share with your online friends and what information is off-limits? What are some warning signs that someone you friended online is getting too personal?

  • Can you think of creative ways the Twilight franchise has been marketed? Is creating a social media site an effective way to market the brand to fans?

  • Families can also use kids' obsession with Twilight and New Moon as a starting point for discussing important relationship issues.

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