the short second life of bree tanner - by Stephenie Meyer
It's hot off the press and today until July 5 it's available free online here.
The book is a novella, only 178 pages, and its protagonist is one of the minor characters from Meyer's earlier novel, Eclipse.
Bree Tanner is a "newborn vampire," whose life is dangerous and ultimately tragic. The book is told through her voice, giving Twilight fans a chance to look at Eclipse in a completely different light.
As a parent, you should know that your girl will definitely want this book. That Chapters/Indigo is selling it for $9.99 when you purchase another teen book. And that it's available online for free until July 5, 2010.
Even if you're not planning on reading this book, check out the free online version - the technology is pretty interesting. You can increase the size of the print, view it as a one-page or two-page spread, and choose individual pages to read or just go through it all page by page.
If you've got a reluctant reader, this may be just the ticket. It's a short book, full of action, easy to read and it's online. Until July 5.
I bought the book yesterday and it only took me - I tend to be a very slow reader - an hour or so to get halfway through it. It's interesting and it clips right along. And I like that Stephenie Meyer lets her readers into her thought process (in the Introduction) in terms of the way she thinks about her characters. She may get kids writing as well.