Can Reading Twilight Raise Your SAT Score?

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? For fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga comes a new study guide for mastering these vocabulary words and others found on the *SAT, ACT(R), GED(R), and SSAT(R) exams.

With Defining Twilight (Wiley; 978-0-470-50743-8; July 2009), you can learn more than 600 vocabulary words based on their context in the first novel of Meyer’s wildly popular vampire-romance series!

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How do you use this unique guide? Grab your own copy of Twilight, refer to the page where each vocabulary word appears, read the word in context, and come up with a definition. Then check your definitions against those provided in the workbook, make corrections, and complete the drills. You will acquire vocabulary skills; learn synonyms, word parts, and memorization tools; and get drills and quizzes to integrate what you’ve learned.

To learn more about the book and read an excerpt, visit and the Defining Twilight Facebook page.

Praise for Defining Twilight and author Brian Leaf:

“I never would have believed that students could study vocabulary and enjoy a great book like Twilight at the same time, but Brian Leaf makes it possible!”
-Peter Facinelli, Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight saga movies

The workbook is available in bookstores today. Coming in October is Defining New Moon, a vocabulary guide based on the second book in Meyer’s series!

Defining Twilight is also available at Amazon:
Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT

About the Author:

Brian Leaf, M.A. is the author of the four-book SAT and ACT test-prep series McGraw-Hill’s Top 50 Skills for a Top Score. He is Director of the New Leaf Learning Center in Massachusetts, and has provided SAT, ACT, GED, SSAT and GRE preparation to thousands of students throughout the United States. Brian also works with the Georgetown University Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an alumni interviewer, and is a certified yoga instructor and avid meditator. For more information, visit his Web site