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Stephenie Meyer In the Twilight by James, Jr. Blasingame, Laura A. Walsh, Kathleen Deakin


Stephenie Meyer In the Twilight by James, Jr. Blasingame, Laura A. Walsh, Kathleen Deakin

Stephenie Meyer: In the Twilight looks at the life and work of this author, beginning with her childhood and covering her teen years and life before stardom. This volume also profiles Meyer's world since becoming a cultural icon. In addition, chapters discuss Meyer's writing style and explore each of her books, with a final chapter focusing on her presence in social media and public events.


The latest addition to the Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature series, this volume provides some key biographical information about Stephenie Meyer as well as an overview of her Twilight series Children's Literature Association Quarterly This Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature volume presents Meyer's journey from a mother who wrote 'just for fun
to pay off the family van to an unspoiled and sensitive international success surrounded by editors, publicists, and security guards. The authors acknowledge the widespread criticism of Meyer

's novels but point out that young adult authors focus on story and identification rather than long description or layered literary techniques. ... The chapters that focus on Meyer's positive yet self-effacing personality will provide writing inspiration and models of conduct for teen girls. The analysis is fair and balanced, and the chapters that trace her work are helpful to teachers and librarians who wish to discuss or incorporate them into the curriculum. If you have Meyer's works in your collection, you will want this guide. VOYA'

About the Author

James Blasingame Jr. is associate professor of English at Arizona State University, where he directs the program in Secondary English Education. Kathleen Deakin is assistant professor at Metro State College, where she teaches classes in English education. Laura A. Walsh is assistant professor at State University of New York at Potsdam, where she is the program coordinator for Secondary English Education.

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Publication date

7th June 2012


James, Jr. Blasingame, Laura A. Walsh, Kathleen Deakin

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Scarecrow Press


146 pages


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