The novel is the perfect recipie that has inspired teen interest throughout the world. The story focuses on a small town named Forks. The daughter of the Chief Inspector, Bella Swan comes to live with him after her mother re-marries. Bella is an average looking girl who is a little clumsy when she walks around. On the first day of her school she notices a stunning, mysterious family of five sitting apart from everyone else in the lunch room. She particularly likes the boy who seems single and younger than the others. She later finds out that his name is Edward Cullen, the adopted son of Charlisle Cullen. Carlisle Cullen is married to Esme Cullen and they have adopted five children. Edward, Alice and Emmett Cullen, and Rosalie and Jasper Hale. Rosalie and Emmett were seeing each other and so were Alice and Jasper.
When Edward passes by Bella, she notices as if he feels repugnant by her. In Biology class too, where she is made to sit by Edward he tilts towards the opposite end of the table , far away from Bella. The same situation continues until one day Edward resues Bella from a car accident through his bare hands , stopping the huge van from his shoulders and still being unhurt. Bella smells something suspicious and asks Edward but he refuses to tell. Days go by and Edward realizes that he is falling in love with Bella. Everyday he visits her in her room and goes away unnoticed in the morning due to the fluid quality of his movements.
Bella one day goes to shopping with her gffs when she gets lost and seeing her alone a group of rapists attack her. Edward who is stalking Bella the whole time to be sure that she is well rushes to her rescue in his silver volvo. It is then that Edward admits to Bella that he likes her very much and that he is a vampire.The reason he seemed so reluctant of her was that he was madly attracted by the scent of her blood. And that he was balancing himself very fragiley on the equilibrium of two extreme emotions of madly loving her while pulled by the savage urge to drink her blood.Bella doesn't seem bothered by the fact because she had fallen in love with him by the time. This makes Edward fall more in love with her. Edward then tells her his family secrects. That they have certain rules like not drinking human blood. He also tells that every vampire comes with a certain set of qualities , his were : Mind reading and Speed. Alice could predict the future. Jasper could alter people's moods. Emmett was super strong. Rosalie was extremely beautiful. Bella seems unnerved by the description. In the course of the next few days Edward warns Bella that it is better to stay away from him but she doesn't listen. They fall more and more in love with each other.
Edward takes Bella to meet his family. When Rosalie realizes that she knows their secret it enrages her.However, the rest of the family , especially, Alice welcomes her with open arms. Alice warns Edward that she sees one of the two futures for Bella. Bella as killed by a vampire or Bella turned into a vampire herself.
The Cullens take Bella to their unique baseball match. When all of a sudden three vampires, two males and a female, cross their path. They too get attracted by Bella's unique lood scent. Cullens come infront of Bella in an act of defending her. The visiting vampires, get scare by their number and decide to take Bella afterwards. Alice sees this in her visions and tells the family. Cullens decide to send away Bella and hunt the vampires before they could hurt Bella. They send Bella with Alice and Jasper. While the rest go out on a hunt for the vampires.
Bella then receives a call from her mother asking for her to come to her. She seems very upset. Bella decides to trick Alice and Jasper and for once save many of her loved once life as it seemed that her presence has put many of her vampire friends, her parents and most importantly her love, Edward's life in danger.
Bella goes to the Ballet Studio, the place where James , the vampire who was hunting her had kept her mother. When she reaches she realizes that it was all a trap and James never got his hands on her mother. Edward through Alice's visions' help reaches the studio and kills James but he already had bit Bella. Edward sucks out his venom from her blood. Bella gets saved but has to be put in observation in a hospital for a few days.
In the end, Edward takes Bella to the Spring Dance with a plaster on her leg. She asks him to make her like him but he refuses. The novel ends with both of in each others arms rejoicing each other's eternal love while hoping for a better future.