Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Plot Point Tuesday Twilight

I thought I was the last person in America to read Anna and the French Kiss, but I learned last week I'm not. So this week we're breaking down Twilight. If you want to know more about plot point Tuesday, you can read why we're doing this here. This will be the last plot point Tuesday until after  A-Z blogging challenge (so May).

If you feel this is incorrect, please let me know.

  1. Inciting Incident-- Bella meets Edward.
  2. First Turning Point-- After Edward holds a van up to keep it from crushing Bella she demands to know why. 
  3. Second Turning Point-- Bella realized that Edward is a vampire, but that she's in love with him anyhow.
  4. Midpoint-- In spite of the fact that Edward wants to drain her, Bella decides to pursue a relationship with him anyhow. (The meadow/Lion & the Lamb).
  5. Third Turning Point-- While playing ball with Edward and his family, a tracker happens on to Bella. He wants to kill her.
  6. Climax-- Bella goes to meet the tracker alone, because she is convinced he has her mom.
  7. Resolution-- Bella learns that she is safe, the tracker has been killed, and Edward promises to stay with her as long as it's in her best interest.

I saw something online that said the inciting incident of Twilight was the baseball game, but that doesn't seem right since it would mean there is 200 pages of backstory. Have you read Twilight? Is this how you break it down?

P.S. contest is still open until midnight March 31st. 


  1. I'm so bad at thinking analytically like this. I have only just started trying to break the books I read down like this. It is helpful though.

    New follower here. Nice to meet you!

    And now, since I just finished reading Anna and the French Kiss, I'm off to find the post you mentioned above.

    p.s. I love those little purple falling stars ;)

  2. I agree with how you have it broken down.

  3. Looks good to me! Like inluvwithwords, I'm not great at this kind of thinking, but you seem to have it down. :)

  4. Oh, I love it when a plot is broken down like this! Sometimes I have such a hard time dissecting what point is what. I read Twilight, and now that you've broken it down this way, I totally agree. And by the way, I haven't read Anna either!

  5. Interesting assessment of Twilight. I loved this book when I first read it. Hopefully Meyer will come up with a new series soon.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

  6. Sounds right to me. It makes me wonder though. If the inciting event is meeting Edward, there's an awful lot of other stuff going on before this. I always thought this book started slow and now I know why. :)

  7. This sounds about right, there's no way it can be the baseball game however as Sara said it I have always thought the book started slow. Of course, I prefer when books starts slower, I don't like to be thrust into action.

    Thanks for showing me this, I'm definitely using it to help plot!