By Harvard Lampoon
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307476104, 154pp.)
Publication Date: November 3, 2009
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And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the "Harvard Lampoon"'s hilarious send-up of "Twilight."
Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events-Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch Edwart saves her from a flying snowball -Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?
Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, "Nightlight "is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.
"Bloody funny. . . . A pitch-perfect spoof. . . . This comedic takedown . . . captures the hysteria of teenage longing and first love with just the appropriate amount of satire and quick wit." -The Observer's Very Short List
"Worth every pseudo-bloodsucking, angst-ridden page." -Entertainment Weekly
"Mocks All Things Vampire." -The Wall Street Journal