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|