Midnight Sun is the partially finished story of Twilight–-from Edward Cullen’s side. In 2008, a partially finished draft of Midnight Sun was illegally posted on the Internet and was distributed without the knowledge or permission of author Stephenie Meyer and without the knowledge or permission of her publisher.
After the leak of the unfinished draft, Meyer told fans “I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely.”
Meyer started Midnight Sun as a side project but the story grew bigger than she planned. According to Stephenie Meyer:
“I started to wonder how the first chapter of Twilight would read if it were written from Edward’s perspective. There is so much more to his side of the story than there is to Bella’s in that first chapter. After all, Bella only knows that an incredibly gorgeous boy is looking at her funny. Meanwhile, Edward is suffering through one of the most momentous days of his very long life! First there’s the shock and frustration of not being able to hear Bella’s thoughts, then the wild, monstrous reaction to her scent, followed by the incredible expenditure of self-control that it takes to not kill her… His side of Bella’s first day at Forks High School is a hundred times more exciting than her own.”
If you would like to download and read Midnight Sun, Edward’s version of Twilight, Meyer has made the draft available online for her fans. Go to her website www.stepheniemeyer.com to get your copy of Midnight Sun.
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