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 July 18th issue of Entertainment Weekly, featuring Stephenie Meyer, the author of hit vampire series and its upcoming movie, Twilight, I had a wakeup 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. Even the director of Borders’ Books told EW he thought that there would never be another phenomenon like Harry Potter.
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