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New Moon is a romantic fantasy novel by author Stephenie Meyerand is the second novel in the Twilight series.
New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2
The novel continues the story of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen 's relationship. When Edward leaves Bella after his brother attacks her, she is left heartbroken and depressed for months until Jacob Black becomes her best friend and helps her fight her pain. However, her life twists once more when Jacob's nature reveals itself and Edward's sister decides to visit.
According to Meyer, the book is about losing true love. Writing the book was difficult for Meyer as she feared the readers' reaction to the book and often cried as she described Bella's pain. The book was originally released in hardcover on September 6, with an initial print run ofcopies.
A film adaptation of the book was released on November 20, Reception for New Moon was more positive than that for its predecessor. Some criticized the middle section's pacing; critics generally, however, argued the novel was more mature in tone, praising the character development and its depiction of human emotion.
On Bella Swan 's eighteenth birthday, Edward Cullenthe vampire she loves, and his family host her a birthday party at their residence. While unwrapping a gift, Bella receives a paper cutwhich causes Edward's adopted brother, Jasper, to be overwhelmed by her blood's scent, and attempts to attack Bella. Trying to protect her, Edward and the Cullens move away from Forksbut in an attempt to encourage Bella to move on, Edward tells her it is because he no longer loves her.
With Edward's departure, Bella suffers severe memory loss and depression for several months. In the months that follow, Bella learns that thrill-seeking activities, such as motorcycle riding and cliff-diving, allow her to "hear" Edward's voice in her head through her subconscious mind. She also seeks comfort in her deepening friendship with Jacob Blacka cheerful companion who eases her pain over losing Edward.
Sometime after losing Edward, Bella starts to enjoy Jacob's company and friendship. After spending some time with Bella, Jacob starts experiencing some unexpected and drastic changes with his mood swings, body, and personality.
As Jacob undergoes a very long, painful and life-altering transformation, Bella and Charlie become concerned. A few weeks later, Bella notes that Jacob isn't as happy-go-lucky as he once was.
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She isn't so comfortable with Jacob's recent changes, and shortly thereafter, she discovers that Jacob has unwillingly become a werewolf, and that there are other tribe members who are werewolves too.
Jacob and his pack protect Bella from the vampire, Laurentwho was a part of James' coven, and also Victoriawho seeks revenge for her dead mate, Jameswhom the Cullens had killed in the previous installment.
Jacob starts developing physical emotions towards Bella, but she doesn't feel the same after experiencing a life-changing breakup with Edward. This makes him horribly sad and envious of Edward. Jacob then saves Bella from drowning after jumping off a cliff and almost kisses her in the events following. Meanwhile, a series of miscommunications leads Edward to believe that Bella has committed suicide by jumping off a cliff.
Distraught over her suspected suicide, Edward flees to Volterra, Italy to provoke the Volturivampire royalty who are capable of killing him, though they refuse, deeming his mind-reading ability to be too valuable. In contrast to Edward's rash reaction to the news of Bella's death, Alice Cullen cleverly makes a surprise visit to Bella's house, which overwhelms Bella.
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Bella asks a series of questions, and Alice tells her that she saw Bella trying to kill herself. As Alice's visions about Edward change rapidly, Alice and Bella are unable to clearly understand whether Edward is or will be safe.
They rush to Italy to prevent Edward from revealing himself to humans so the Volturi are forced to kill him, arriving just in time to stop him.
Before leaving Italy, the Volturi tell Edward that Bella, a human who knows that vampires exist, must either be killed or transformed into a vampire to protect the secret.
When they return to Forks, Edward tells Bella that he has always loved her and only left Forks to protect her. She forgives him, and the Cullens vote in favor of Bella being transformed into a vampire, to Rosalie and Edward's dismay.
However, Jacob sternly reminds Edward about an important part of their treaty: if the Cullens bite a human for any reason, the treaty is over and the wolves will attack. When Bella reminds him that it's none of his concern as being a vampire is what she wants, Jacob reveals it is his business as she doesn't understand what's going to be at stake for her and the Cullens.
Before he can continue warning her, they hear Charlie asking Bella to get inside the house at once. Jacob apologizes to Bella once more before leaving, and the story concludes with Charlie grounding Bella for running off to Italy. After Meyer finished writing Twilightshe found herself writing multiple, hundred-page epilogues, and has said, "I quickly realized I wasn't ready to stop writing about Bella and Edward.
Meyer wrote New Moon in five months. She found the editing process "much longer and more difficult than the same process with Twilight. However, Meyer considers Jacob to be her favorite gift the book gave, as she liked the character a lot and wanted to expand his role and presence.
Reading of "New Moon," Chapter 12: Intruder. **THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BOOK 2**
The confrontation with the Volturi in the clock tower at the end of the book was the first scene Meyer wrote. She did not want to use a real city as the location for the Volturi's residence, as she did with Forks. Therefore, she chose Volterra and called it "a pretty creepy coincidence.
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The first draft of New Moon differed significantly from the manuscript published. Originally, Bella never found out that Jacob was a werewolf, and as a result, the seventy pages following Bella's discovery of Jacob's nature were missing.
The epilogue was also different in title and content. According to Meyer, the story was inspired by Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet. Meyer has expressed on numerous occasions that she had no hand in choosing the cover,  and said that she does not like it. She described it as "a very lovely ruffled tulip that means nothing at all".
However, the artwork team that designed the cover chose the image of a tulip losing one of its petals, aiming to represent Bella losing a drop of blood. When Meyer finished writing the book, she wanted a title that referred to a time of day to match Twilight. As it reflected the mood of the sequel, she titled the novel New Moon"the darkest kind of night, a night with no moon", to refer to the darkest period of Bella's life. It spent over 47 weeks in total on the list.
ByPublishers Weekly reported that New Moon had sold 1. The novel received mostly positive reviews with some critics feeling that it dragged in the middle. Hillias J. Martin of School Library Journal praised the book, saying, "Less streamlined than Twilight yet just as exciting, New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third".
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