The story starting in Twilight brings a young girl, Bella to live with her father in small town- Forks, WA. While she struggles to fit in with her new life, she comes across the mysterious and intoxicating Cullen Family. Bella's relationship with the undead continues to grow as throughout the books she moves farther and father away from the essence of being mortal.
I had a very, very hard time putting down these books long enough to deal with real life. From the very first page, you cannot help but be drawn into this somewhat fictional world Meyers has created. I love these books not necessarily on any level of academia, but in moments of relaxation achieved through reading the series.
Because this series is so new in the realm of literature, it would be interesting to try and analyze the stories using various ideals and theories. Maybe an analytical reading would help bring these books out of the shadows of banned reading into the light of real literature. Like I said earlier, in a 100 years, the dark and light love story of Bella and Edward could be deemed the new Catherine and Heathcliff. Which is ironic to say the least since we know Meyers already has made indirect reference to this in Bella's mention of this novel in the first book.