TS-001: Twilight - Milestones

Yes, I've read the whole dang saga--and milestoned it, too. It's a painful reread (mainly because there's nothing much for my brain to do as I revisit every told detail of Bella's passion for Edward and confusion over Jacob), but it's well-structured.

The Hook (prologue) sets up the Resolution (and a little misdirection). Despite the misdirecting nature of the reference to love, we get that we're reading a passionate love story. The Inciting Incident brings Bella and Edward together as mortal and superhuman, setting off Bella's quest to figure out what Edward is--and to understand his aversion to her.

The First Plot Turn brings in Jacob and pushes Bella toward realizing that Edward is a vampire. The First Pinch Point establishes the saga-level tight rope walk between vampires and shape shifters, and the conflict between romance and nature.

The Midpoint establishes the romance. The First Pinch Point establishes challenging boundaries to and potential dire consequences of the romance.

The Deciding Incident brings in the first external threat to the romance and to Bella's life. The Conclusion shows the romance as a done deal with lots of potential for conflict and development.

Page Calc Pages Milestones Quote Range MaL Range MiL Range MiH Range MaH
End page 1 Hook Bella is about to die for love. She has experienced a dream so far beyond her expectations that it is unreasonable to grieve at its ending.     16.53125 32.0625
498 62.25 Inciting Incident (56) Edward stops a van from crushing Bella. (64) Bella confronts Edward about his speed and strength. 31.1875 46.71875 77.78125 93.3125
First page 124.5 Plot Turn 1 (124) Jacob tells Bella about the wolves and vampires. 93.4375 108.9688 140.0313 155.5625
1 186.75 Pinch 1 (186) Bella learns that the Quileutes (team Jacob) and Cullens (team Edward) have an uneasy truce. (187) Bella gets a hint that her budding romance with Edward must end. 155.6875 171.2188 202.2813 217.8125
Prepages 249 Midpoint (248) Bella senses a pivotal day and is terrified of turning away from Edward. 217.9375 233.4688 264.5313 280.0625
0 311.25 Pinch 2 (310) Edward tells Bella that sex with him could be fatal for her and that he must be in constant control for fear of breaking her with an innocent touch. 280.1875 295.7188 326.7813 342.3125
Page total 373.5 Plot Turn 2 (371) Alice senses another coven in the vicinity. (372) The foreign coven changes path to approach the Cullens (and Bella). (373) The approaching coven may be thirsty. 342.4375 357.9688 389.0313 404.5625
498 435.75 Deciding Incident (434) Alice senses something wrong with the plan to rescue Bella's mother from James. (435) Bella and crew head for the airport. 404.6875 420.2188 451.2813 466.8125
  498 Conclusion Bella and Edward dance. Although disappointed that Edward refuses to make her a vampire, Bella allows that just being together is enough for now. 466.9375 482.4688    
Av Distance              
62.125              
Min Range              
15.53125              
Max Range               
31.0625              

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