Lisa Albert (lisaalbert) wrote,
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Stoked! Great review of the Stephenie Meyer biography!

This review from the Twilight Examiner at Examiner.com has me smiling! :-)
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Stephenie Meyer biography is a comprehensive and enjoyable read for Twilight fans (review)

June 18, 2009
 
 

If there was ever any doubt that an entire book could be written about Stephenie Meyer’s rise to success, let it be forever put to rest. Lisa Rondinelli Albert’s biography of Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series and The Host, is a fluid and comprehensive presentation of that very story.

Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga is part of Enslow Publishers' Authors Teens Love series (within which Albert has also penned a biography of Lois Lowry, and others have written about anyone from Roald Dahl to Isaac Asimov).

The book is thorough, well-paced, and unendingly interesting.

Beginning with Meyer’s early days, Albert traces the arduous and prolific steps that went into making Stephenie Meyer the iconic literary hero that she is to so many. From her high school prom to her post-Twilight life as a mother, Albert misses nothing in bringing to life the details on Meyer’s accomplishment (both professionally and personally) in breaking into and so impressively embracing the world of literary authorship.

It is clear from the text that Albert has both respect and understanding for Stephenie Meyer and her fans. She also clearly appreciates what Meyer’s fans are already going to know and is careful to bring the story as a drastic cut above a simple synthesis of public information.

What Albert offers to Twilight and Stephenie Meyer fans in her book is an excellent overview of all of the warm and compelling details that have gone into making Stephenie Meyer’s “a life that most people can only dream of.” Tempered and timely, Albert’s work on Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga is also a wonderful way for Twilight and Stephenie Meyer newcomers to catch up, in one fell swoop, on the details of Meyer’s career.

One of the most fascinating parcels contained in the book is the original voice that Albert is able to transcribe without taking a first-person stance at all – how unique and special Stephenie Meyer’s story is as an author.

Clearly latent throughout the text is an admiration, astonishment, and appreciation for what Meyer has been able to accomplish with the Twilight series. From an authorial and publishing stance, as reflected in this piece, the view is very clear – this is a fascinating success story that just has to be told.

Bright, cheerful, and extremely nostalgic, Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga is certainly a positive and enjoyable read for any fan of Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight series.


For the record, I do not know this columnist. :-) She's made my day, though! Here's link: http://www.examiner.com/x-4908-Twilight-Examiner~y2009m6d18-Stephenie-Meyer-biography-is-a-comprehensive-and-enjoyable-read-for-Twilight-fans-review

~Lisa
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