If two years ago someone would have told me there would be another craze similar to the Harry Potter frenzy, I would have said, “Yeah, right! That will never happen!”
Well, I may have been wrong! After reading the hit vampire series Twilight (for ages 12 and up) I had a wake-up call! This book and movie are already generating tons of buzz. I realized that the publishing world may have another hit on its hands.
WHY — you ask? Other than the millions of copies the series has already sold and the gatherings of teenage girls that have devoutly followed each and every detail to a tee, the book has also generated an older crowd of fans. Interesting, huh? I’ve even found websites selling Twilight-inspired t-shirts and jewelry.
So, let’s compare the two!
Book and then Movie – True for both
Wizards vs. Vampires – Both mystical topics
Cedric Diggory vs. Edward Cullen – Both played by the same actor: Robert Pattinson
Love interests & romantic aspects – True for both
J.K. Rowling vs. Stephenie Meyer – Both mothers
Harry vs. Edward – Both are played by amazing actors in the movie
Products based off of the books – Both have them
Crazed fans! – Um . . . YEAH!!!
Looks like the similarities are there! Now let’s just wait and see if Twilight can even come close to Potter-mania.
What do you think? Will Twilight be the next Harry Potter, or not even come close?
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer