The Awakening

The Awakening

And, The Struggle

Book - 2007
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Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her. Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2007, c2001
Edition: 1st HarperTeen pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780061140976
006114097X
Branch Call Number: YF SMI NVD
Characteristics: 492, 10 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Struggle
Awakening

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aimee_leeanne Jan 30, 2016

very different from the tv series. i watch the tv series first and then read this book. was a great read. flew threw the book quickly and usally if i seen the movie or series first i have a hard time reading the books

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taylrmari
May 20, 2013

Very rarely will one find a teen book so well written using plain language that it remains captivating.
Mainly I am biased, because it also has the feel of all the 90's teen novels that I grew up reading as a kid/teenager.

One thing that this book DOES not have in comparison to more modern teen novels, is the limited omniscient perspective. It allows you to grasp multiple characters and their emotions WELL. Good, light summer read. Nothing to write home about, or change your life, but instead it's good fun!

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shanemac6
Mar 21, 2013

Hey... Does the second book get better? I can't seem to get into the first considering.. it's a lot different then the show -_- but.. I really wanna read the series..

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fionacarrington
Feb 14, 2013

Good book :). but I just can't understand why the author made Elena so mean and self -fish. I imagined her to be nce and friendly. Anyway, I enjoyed the book and there were some suprising things in it which really made the story more intersting and realistic

Emilyrose May 28, 2012

Being a fan of the TV series I decided to give the book a chance because everyone says, "The book is always better than the movie." After reading the book, I thought it was alright. I thought that Elena was too selfish and mean, making it harder to comprehend her image after watching the show and she was the complete opposite. Also, Stephan was too melancholy and not optimistic which disapointed me greatly.

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hardkorelish
Sep 30, 2011

The first two installments of the Vampire Diaries books, published in 1991, and stick to what most people know of the supernatural romance genre. They are very well written and pretty heartfelt but in many ways, typical. The struggle of Elena knowing both Salvatore brothers is heartbreaking and entertaining.

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BookishEmily
Aug 25, 2011

Great Book! I love it sooooo much! Elena is really awesome, even though I thought thst she was spoiled. I love Stefan also. Similar books that I read are Shiver and Twilight. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book and the tv shows!

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Personality15
Aug 14, 2011

A good read. Wasn't very exciting and a bit predictable. Towards the end it was a little better.

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GWilliams11
Aug 09, 2011

If Twilight readers want to read an actual ageless love/ vampire book. Look no further! The Vampire Diaries books are real-deal vampire books! L.J. Smith is a genius!

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nestayo
May 24, 2011

WONDERFUL TO READ!

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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 22, 2010

A tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

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lysar
Sep 18, 2009

A deadly love triangle
Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him.
Elena finds herself drawn to both brothers . . . who will she choose?

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