A guy reads Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2009-2011)

Reading Twilight: Chapter 21 (Phone Call)

The song for this chapter is Broken by Seether and Amy Lee (suggested by Sarah)


Thanks to the many suggestions of snacks I should try for the next chapter of Twilight, I have taken one I got by email and consumed it: cereal. I know, how abysmally boring. But, a snack nonetheless, and one to add to my list as I venture into the serious and interesting business of Chapter the Twenty-First!

Somehow deep down I knew that James would find a way to get Bella’s mother before they had a chance to save her. The visions seen by Alice spelled to me that he has been lurking in the area, and it was only a matter of time before he found the only hole in the Cullen’s plan: no one was watching Renee. After all, there are only so many vampires to go around, and us weakling humans haven’t a chance to fend for ourselves. It is in times such as these that one wishes there was at least something resembling a Vampire Police Force to be called, in order to deal with this odious hunter.

Vampire Police Force

Now there’s a scary thought

The truth of the matter is that Bella has already seen the powers of vampires through Edward: actually, she’s seen quite little of it due to Edward’s reservations from hurting her, but what she has seen is enough. She knows well what James could do if he wanted. And she knows she has no choice but to go to him.

It would be a strange feeling, knowing that you are walking towards your death, with little or no hope for something happening to save you. In the back of Bella’s mind, I know she wishes that Edward would show up: but the other side of her knows that if he did, he might be killed with her, and her mother– and anyone else James might strike out against in revenge. The feeling that your hunter will kill you no matter how much you try to fight him is one that usually only resides in nightmares.

I can remember a very odd dream I had when I was about 10, and it was so terrifying I remembered it when I thought about Bella in this chapter. I was lost in a labyrinthal house, and no matter which hall I went down, I was always turning in the wrong direction. I could see through windows outside to a very bright desert, but I just couldn’t get out. What made it worse, however, was that the hallways were made of old wood and were so thin I had to squeeze through in places. And, not to be left out: the woman hunting me in the halls with the pitchfork, who literally said her name in the dream and still sends shivers down my spine when I think of it.

The feeling was one of utter lack of hope of every getting out: very vividly that I had no other option but to stay in that house and die. It immediately makes me think of Bella now, who is on her way basically to be killed: and not only that, but to be killed by a vampire who is a hunter.

It might just be misguided, but in my mind a Hunter won’t just kill his prey. More than likely, he will want to chase her down, like a lion hunting a mouse. Already, it seems that he actually enjoys the hunt far more than the kill itself, and I gravely doubt also that he plans to let Renee go after Bella arrives.

We shall see in the next chapter.


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86 Responses

  1. I can’t believe you are reading one chapter at a time it would kill me

    read faster!!!

    There are so much i want to discuss with you about things that happen in eclipse (MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK…until Breaking Dawn at least)

    People think I am strange maybe you won’t

  2. well there does happen to be a vampire ‘police force’ (coughvolturicough) except they arent very helpful..
    ok ill stop being a spoiler, u’ll love the next chapter!

  3. Oooh, once, I had a dream that’s somewhat related… these huge crabs were dragging me through METAL hallways to dump me in a huge metal pit where THINGS were. The worst part about it was that my sister and pregnant mother were sitting there doing nothing. I’ve never forgotten that dream!!

  4. Your dream sounds really creepy.
    I like the fact that vampire police require monocles. Does that magnify their dazzle abilities?

  5. Ah, you’re almost at the most important chapter!!! Hurry up!!
    And I shall say what pretty much everyone else has said: your dream sounds really scary. I once had a creepy dream that took place in a real place that’s right next to my school and every time I drive by it it scares me.
    Oh, and I went to your youtube page, and it made me really sad because you took off your 50th subscriber-that was me!! I liked going there and seeing my name on your page, but now it’s not there anymore. Which makes me sad.
    You’re almost done! Hurryyyyyy!!!


  6. There IS a sort of vampire police force. You’ll find out about them in new moon. Lol I love your commentary on the book. X)

  7. HAHA we all simultaneously thought the same thing.

    “Wait until he reads New Moon!”

    Get ready for a twist in the next chapter. You will flip :]

  8. James is an evil mastermind, keep that present with you and if you read between the lines of Alice’s visions you would know…Well I really shouldn’t tell you. All I will say is that things may not be what they seem;-)

  9. I have no clue how you have the strength to restrain yourself from reading the rest of this book. I started it at the beginning of a school day. BIG mistake. I couldn’t concentrate all day. It actually physically pained me to put the book down. Yes, it caused me actual pain. I got home and read the whole book in 7 hours (for me, that is VERY impressive).

  10. Once I actually had a dream where I was being hunted by Victoria. Scary beyond belief. And I recently had a dream where I was in a house that somewhat resembled the Cullen house, only the vampires inside were planning on barbeque-ing me and my family. Watching Rocky Horror before bed makes for some interesting dreams.

  11. How about this for a dream.
    You have wings. But you CANT FLY. Everyone else around you that has wings has no problem flying but oh nooo its only you that can’t fly.
    NOT TO MENTION that things were chasing you and the only way to get away from them was to fly.
    And after dark is when they started chasing you and you *ALMOST* got caught by them.
    That was an amazing dream. It had the perfect amount of suspense, fear, and excitement.

    naughty naughty.
    okay im done now.

  12. Oh, Kaleb, you’re so close! I can’t wait to read your reaction to the last chapters!!!

    It’s been fun to share this journey with you. (I started following this site regularly when I read about you on Stephenie’s MySpace, but I’ve never commented before.) When I’ve enjoyed a book or movie, nothing pleases me more than being able to share it with somebody and watch their reactions in experiencing it for the first time. 🙂 Thanks for allowing us that chance.

  13. ohhhhh kaleb! how are you not finishing it?!?! i read twilight in one day, from the beginning of school until about 10pm. i made dinner while reading. thats talent. 😀

    oh i cant wait for you to get to the end! you are gonna flip.

  14. Kaleb, I don’t know how you are able to put the book down at this point, in fact I don’t know how you can put the book down at all. I know I couldn’t, I read it in 2 days on vacation. When you get to New Moon you won’t be able to stop at chapter 1 though.

  15. Ok. Kaleb I love your site and is killing me since Im in Mexico and don^t have acces to internet every day uggrrrr I miss reading your post.

  16. Hey dude–what was the name of the lady? In your dream, you said she said her name.

    Also, Bella walking to meet her death made me think of Aslan.

  17. lol
    You’re amazing!
    I don’t know how you can just stop reading at that intense part of the book!!!!!
    That’s funny that you mentioned the Vampire Police… You’ll find out about that in New moon!!!!
    I can’t wait for your next post!!!!!

  18. I had a dream the other night that I was an animal running away from the Cullens…

  19. You’re almost to the end! Woo! I admire your self-control…by the time I got to this part of the book the first time I read it, I couldn’t put it down. *applauds*

    And you’ll be seeing the Vampire Police Force in New Moon…:D

    I recommend Lay’s Cracker Crisps. I’ve just recently become addicted to them…they’re amazing.

    I look forward to the next post!

  20. wow! a guy is reading twilight. ur the second GUY i heard read/reading it. my friend read it and he said it was ok. i think he was shy to say what he really thought about it cuz his guy friends were around! anyway ull luv it finish and move on they only keep getting more interesting!!! but twilight was my favorite!!!! … Edward;)

  21. lol well now you’ll love the twist as you continue on to the next chapters! None of us had captured this as we read Twilight for the first time!

    oh and great song choice I love that song. The lyrics go well with the chapter

  22. Haha, vampire police force, huh? I’m sure you’ve heard this already, but you’re a little ahead of yourself! You’ll know what we’re all laughing about when you reach New Moon.

    I really admire you for doing this website. It’s not so common to see anyone who reads Twilight in my town, let alone a guy (I am working on that though. Five friends in a month started reading the series after my intense badgering, they all love it!). I was talking about the books at dinner one night, trying to convince my parents to send Breaking Dawn to me while I;m at camp, and my dad had heard many rants about the series. He had asked questions when I discussed it with my friends, he had suggested other vamp books I might like, and so on. So, that night my mom said, “You should try these books, they sound like you might like them” to my dad. She had missed all the romance parts. And he doesn’t like romance. He likes history books, like 1462 (or whatever it’s called!). BUT he said he might and if I had the book. Unfortunately, my friend was borrowing it.

  23. *Shudder* I don’t usually have dreams where I’m being chased but, when I did, they were about werewolves. Seriously, no idea why but I never had nightmares about vampires or anything. Just werewolves. Maybe that’s why I’m Team Vampire? Ahaha.
    Don’t know what else to say. Huh…
    Uh, good luck with reading… I think you’re currently reading New Moon, if my sources (this page) are correct.

  24. Wow. I would have recommended that song as well if I had known about this site earlier. I also recently unconvered ‘Twilight’, and Im usually listening to my I-Pod when im reading, and that song just so happened to some on in that chapter. Hm.
    It alwasy reminded me of Bell’s and Ed’s realtionship in Twilight. If I could, Id vote it for the entire book. 😛

    “It is in times such as these that one wishes there was at least something resembling a Vampire Police Force to be called, in order to deal with this odious hunter.” LMAO wait till New Moon you'll look back on this comment and laugh. then you'll laugh even more when you get to Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. =P


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