The Free Press, Mankato, MN

July 7, 2008

HELP US: Fans of Twilight

It’s a month away. So close, yet so much time to wait before we catch up with Edward Cullen and Isabella Swan in the book “Breaking Dawn.”

Don’t know who they are? Ohhh ... you should. If you’re in your teens or older, that is.

Stephenie Meyer is the author of three young-adult fiction books that have blown up into a crazy frenzy of happy teen reading. It all started with “Twilight,” which introduced us to the clumsy and somewhat plain Isabella Swan and the gorgeous vampire, Edward, who would soon become the love of her life, however long that might be. Then came “New Moon” and, lastly, “Eclipse.”

But enough of the synopsis. This is a call for those of you who already know exactly what we’re talking about.

We’d like to get the discussion going in anticipation of the book release Aug. 2. (At midnight, by the way, for those diehards out there.)

Do you think Bella will go through with marrying Edward?

What will become of Jacob Black, her werewolf best-friend?

About this whole becoming a vampire thing. Do you think she’ll go through with it?

And lastly, what will pose the biggest threat to Bella in “Breaking Dawn”? The Vultori? A new enemy we haven’t met yet? Herself?

Talk to us. If you have opinions on any of these questions, e-mail Amanda Dyslin.

Do not post your comments below. Just e-mail, please.

Your comments could be used in a story about “Breaking Dawn.”