Nov 24, 2009

Review | Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT by Brian Leaf

Can you resist the allure of Edward’s myriad charms—his ocher eyes and tousled hair, the cadence of his speech, his chiseled alabaster skin, and his gratuitous charm? Will you hunt surreptitiously and tolerate the ceaseless deluge in Forks to evade the sun and uphold the facade? Join Edward and Bella as you learn more than 600 vocabulary words to improve your score on the *SAT, ACT®, GED®, and SSAT® exams!
Thoughts: I didn't so much as read this, but more of skimmed it, since it is a workbook and not a reading book, and I really didn't want to re-read Twilight to follow through with it.

First, I want to say that I think that the idea is great, if not the book so much. The Twilight Saga are some of the most popular books out there right now, and who is mostly reading them? Tweens and Teens.
So you pick up your copy of Twilight as well as Defining Twilight and as you read you correspond each word to the sentence while you try and give it your own definition. The answers are provided in the next few pages so you don't have to go looking for them to see if you really knew what you were talking about. Its simple and easy to use, and each chapter is more or less the same thing, so the repetitiveness makes it easy to follow through.
Its less than 200 pages long so its something small to carry around, and its a great way to just brush up on some vocabulary if you're not planning on testing anytime soon like me. This should not be the only tool used to study for a test, but I think its a great way for tweens and teens to learn some new words while reading something they enjoy.


  1. Haha same, I skimmed it as well! And I haven't done it either...but I'll do it sometime.
    Nice review :)

    Ooh and I just noticed: 1 more follower and you have a hundred! Yay!

  2. Interesting book. I've heard about it, but never really knew what it was. Thanks for posting!

    I'll probably skip reading this one, but it sounds useful.

  3. Interesting always wondered what it was all about.