From Loudmila, Teen Book Reviewer
author: The Harvard Lampoon
Nightlight : a parody
I know that many of you are aware of the Twilight series. Stephenie Meyer
really can capture someone within her writing. The Harvard Lampoon’s
Nightlight A Parody was trying to have the same purpose. In my personal opinion, after reading the Twilight series, Nightlight just doesn’t seem right. It seems as if the writers were truthfully, trying too hard to make a funny book; make the characters and plot more of something not expected after reading Twilight.
At first, it seemed as if this would be a good book. Reviewers said that
this book had been hilarious. To me, the book wasn’t really funny at all, it was just a bore. I’m not trying to bag on the authors of this book because they did do a fine job trying to make this an entertaining story, but when their ‘funny’ parts were revealed, I felt as if they could’ve done better.
The cover and idea was great, though. In Twilight, the cover was an
extremely pale person holding onto an apple. The cover of Nightlight on the other hand was that same pale person’s hand holding an apple, but the apple had been eaten to its core. I thought that was a funny way to make a cover. The characters were similar: Edwart Mullen and Belle Goose. There were just a few changes. It was very unexpected, though. In a way, it is close to Twilight, but it was more for those people who didn’t enjoy the actual series. Being a fan of the Twilight saga, I didn’t really enjoy this book so I don’t recommend it for other fans.