Escaping the Vampire: Desperate for the Immortal Hero
Since 2005, the wildly popular Twilight saga has sold more than 42 million copies—20 million in 2008 alone—with translations into 37 different languages around the globe. Millions of teen girls are fanatical about these books. Vampire lit is hot. But why is that?
Kimberly Powers knows that at the core of every young woman's heart is a longing to be truly, madly, deeply loved. And that's what's so compelling about the Bella / Edward story—the fantasy of a hero who is eternally attracted, fiercely protective, and passionately committed. Powers taps into this, using the vampire allusion to help girls explore what it is about the story that has captured their hearts. Weaving vampire lore with biblical truths and real-life stories, she helps girls move beyond the fantasy to discovery of the true Lover of their souls.
David C Cook
Colorado Springs, CO
Creative Writing | Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender and Sexuality | Nonfiction
Powers, Kimberly (Sweet), "Escaping the Vampire: Desperate for the Immortal Hero" (2009). Alumni Book Gallery. 149.