'Twilight' Author Gives Bella & Edward a Makeover in New 'Reimagined' Novel

Stephanie Meyer announces new bookTween and teen readers rejoice! Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has announced she's written a new novel in her beloved vampire series: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined

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Reimagined how, you ask? Good question! The prolific writer explains that in honor of the book's 10th anniversary she decided to flip the genders of the main characters. Huh?

In other words, Edward Cullen is now a gal named Edythe and Bella is a fella called Beau. So just what made Meyer decide to pen this 442-page switcheroo -- aside from the fact that it will no doubt put millions into her pockets? 

It turns out the author says she wanted to retell the tale pointing out that Bella isn't really a damsel in distress, but rather, a human surrounded by both the good and bad forces of the supernatural. Meyer also didn't like how some readers believed Bella was too caught up in love and that stemmed from her gender -- as if a man can't just as easily lose his head once he finds his soul mate.

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For parents who love to see their kids facedown in a book, this is good news. It's also interesting for young readers to see gender stereotypes turned on their heads.  

Well, it'll certainly be interesting to see if this novel, which is available now, resonates with fans the way Meyer's other books have! And, if so, can a film be far behind? 

 

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