Girls, Great books

Newest Twilight book – free

the short second life of bree tanner – by Stephenie Meyer

It’s hot off the press and today until July 5 it’s available free online here.

The book is a novella, only 178 pages, and its protagonist is one of the minor characters from Meyer’s earlier novel, Eclipse.

Bree Tanner is a “newborn vampire,” whose life is dangerous and ultimately tragic. The book is told through her voice, giving Twilight fans a chance to look at Eclipse in a completely different light.

As a parent, you should know that your girl will definitely want this book. That Chapters/Indigo is selling it for $9.99 when you purchase another teen book. And that it’s available online for free until July 5, 2010.

Even if you’re not planning on reading this book, check out the free online version – the technology is pretty interesting. You can increase the size of the print, view it as a one-page or two-page spread, and choose individual pages to read or just go through it all page by page.

If you’ve got a reluctant reader, this may be just the ticket. It’s a short book, full of action, easy to read and it’s online. Until July 5.

I bought the book yesterday and it only took me – I tend to be a very slow reader – an hour or so to get halfway through it. It’s interesting and it clips right along. And I like that Stephenie Meyer lets her readers into her thought process (in the Introduction) in terms of the way she thinks about her characters. She may get kids writing as well.


  1. PragmaticMom

    I wanted to share my list of Favorite Books for Reluctant Boy Readers Grades 3-5th at

    Pragmatic Mom
    Type A Parenting for the Modern World
    I blog on children's literature, education and parenting

  2. Joyce Grant

    There are some great ideas for boys here. Thanks!
    I'm going to try to make the link active (fingers crossed):

    PS: Is the Judy Blume selection also geared towards boys? I haven't read it yet so I don't know. It would be wonderful it she's got some boy-oriented books now.

  3. Joyce Grant

    Yeah… link didn't work. Sorry!

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  6. ハイジさん、こんにちは。40歳、1歳の息子がいます。不妊治療は辛いですね;_;私の場合は、友人の配慮のない子供自慢が一番辛かったです。それと、主人がデリケートな人で、子供はほしいのに、治療にはあまり協力してくれず(できず?)、それも悩みでした。最初はタイミング療法だったのですが、次回あたりから人工授精へのステップアップになりそうという時期に、ある決断をしました。主人の性格を考えると、精子を病院に持参…は無理だなと思い、ステップアップを言われた段階で諦めようと思ったのです。その矢先に、先生の排卵予測ミスがあり、自分たちでタイミングを計ったところ、奇跡の妊娠。先生には「たいしたもんです」と言われました。今思うと、その時期の私は肩の力が抜けて、リラックスしていたんだと思います。先生にも、諦めた時とか、お休みすることを決めた時にふっと授かること、多いんですよね。おそらく主人もリラックスしていたんだと思います。予測ミスとわかった時には拍子抜けしました。先生がとても明るい方だったので、みんなで笑いました。私たち夫婦に子供が必要なら授かるし、授からなければ必要ないってことだろう、と不思議と、そんな穏やかな気持ちになっていました。子供がいないと、経済的にも時間的にも余裕のある暮らしができるのは確かです。ワンランク上の暮らしの中で、穏やかにゆとりをもって暮らす、それもいいなと思っていました。もちろん、子供がいる今、とても幸せです。でも、そうでない人生がどうだったかは、今となってはわかりません。主人と寄り添ってステキな日々を送っていたのではないかと想像します。(余裕がなくなったせいか、子供が生まれてから、主人との衝突は増えましたので^^;)妊娠は、精神面も大いに関係するように思います。お母さんが追い詰められていたら、子供も安心して生まれてこれない面もあるような気がするのです。受験と違って、自分が努力したら結果が(ある程度)出るというものではないのが、本当に辛いですよね・・・ハイジさんが、少しでもリラックスして、楽しく毎日がすごせますように。そして、一日も早くコウノトリさんがやってきてくれますように。1f42

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