Breaking Dawn Book Summary and Study Guide

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A girl who dates a vampire turns into a vampire. A girl named Bella and a vampire named Edward get married and have a wedding. On their honeymoon, Bella finds out that she is pregnant with Edward's baby. Edward and Bella are shocked because it is impossible for a human to get impregnated by a vampire. Bella and Edward return home from their honeymoon.
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There are a pack of ware wolves that kill vampires. They live near Edward and Bella. The wolf pack finds out that Bella is going to give birth to a human-vampire baby. The wolf pack considers human-vampire babies to be very dangerous so they decide to kill Bella before the baby is born.

Jacob is a wolf from the wolf pack who is in love with Bella. He goes against his own wolf pack because he doesn't want them to hurt Bella.

Bella dies while giving birth to the baby named Renesmee. Jacob gets angry that Bella died because of Renesmee so he goes to kill Renesmee. When Jacob is about to kill Renesmee, he looks into her eyes and falls in love with protecting her. This is called imprinting and it is done by ware wolves when they find the person they love the most and want to protect.

The wolf pack comes to kill Bella. A battle ensues between the wolf pack and Edward's family. However, the wolf pack must retreat from fighting because Jacob imprinted on Renesmee. The wolf's code is that they can't hurt anyone that another wolf has imprinted on.

Moments after Bella dies, Edward bites her and turns her into a vampire. Bella wakes up and begins adapting to her life as a vampire. She spends time with her daughter Renesmee.

A group of evil vampires who consider themselves leaders of the vampire race want to kill Renesmee because they believe that human-vampire babies are dangerous. Edward and Bella must gather as many people as they can to stand against them.
Best part of story, including ending: What I really liked about this story was that Jacob imprinted on Renesmee and the wolf pack couldn't hurt her. This was a good part because it was a big twist that Jacob went from wanting to kill Renesmee to imprinting on her.

Best scene in story: My favorite part was when they got married. I liked this part because it was very descriptive and brought the scene alive.

Opinion about the main character: What I liked most about Bella was her special abilities. She was a very powerful newborn who had great powers.

The review of this Book prepared by Alex Peterson a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Human/magical couple?    -   Yes Type of couple:    -   She's a human, he's a magical being

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   healing


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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