The Sunday Salon ~ June 8th, 2008

What is he?  That’s my biggest question since I started reading Stephenie Meyer’s hit novel “Twilight” on Friday evening.  I am just enraptured with this book!  I love the main character Bella and I am as curious and taken with Edward Cullen as Bella is.  I know he’s supposed to be a vampire but to what level?  Is he good or is there some evil behind his changing eyes?  I look forward to finding out as the week progresses.       Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)       
Reading this book has taken me to a place that I haven’t thought too much about in a while.  High School.  I graduated from high school in 1992 and though I had a wonderful high school experience, I still remember wondering where I fit in sometimes.  I was a chorus and theatre geek but had friends in all the different clicks so I considered myself a bit of a chameleon for those four years, 9 – 12 grades.  

I did do a little research and found out the the town where “Twilight” is set in, Forks, WA, is a real place.  My folks are from the Seattle area originally and one summer, when visiting the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, we took a vacation to Kalaloch Beach on the west coast of Washington State.  I can still remember the beauty of the beach and the drive up being surrounded by lumber trucks.  It makes it a little easier to picture the area’s described in the book with my memory of that summer.  Kalaloch is further south along the west coast of Washington State from Forks, but it’s still part of Olympic National Park and gorgeous.