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Becoming Edward [Kindle Edition]

Faye Meredith
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Length: 276 pages
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Book Description

A guy starts dressing up like Edward Cullen to attract a girl who’s a massive Twilight fan. Trouble is he gets it wrong and it kind of goes to his head, with disastrous consequences.

Becoming Edward is set in the UK and is a light-hearted, fun novel about what happens when obsession goes too far. Perfect for both Twilight and non-Twilight fans.

Product Details

  • File Size: 562 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054RJJO2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Becoming Edward is brilliant! June 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
As a Twilight fan I was skeptical when I came upon this book. I thought it would be some kind of parody or fan fiction and I wasn't interested in that. Turns out it is neither of those things. It's brilliant!

The idea that someone would become Edward for someone is such a smart idea! Everyone has changed something about themselves for someone else at some point in their lives, this is just on a grander scale.

This book is smart, funny and well written. It's a really fun read and I did it in one afternoon. There were parts that made me laugh out loud when I read them! My favorite charachter is Rachel, who is no Bella Swan!

If you're a Twilight fan, this is a MUST READ! If you aren't a Twilight fan, it's still funny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From Missy's Reads & Reviews July 17, 2011
By Missy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was one of those random Kindle purchases that I make every once in a while when I come upon an ebook that simply intrigues me. I mean, come on, a book about a guy that decides to become Edward Cullen to win the girl? For the female Twilight fans, that is a MUST read if for no other reason than to find out how it goes! Plus, at a price like $2.99, it's simply too hard to resist.

I adore this book. Not only was the premise amusing and just too cute for words, but the characters were seemingly realistic and relatable. Rachel is most definitely one of those girls that is so addicted to Twilight and Edward Cullen, simply no boy will ever compare to the fictional heartthrob. She was also relatively sane for a die-hard Twilight fan, which is one stereotype that I was glad was not personified in the book. As a fan of Twilight, I fancy myself rather sane and definitely still connected to this thing we like to call reality.

I think the only thing that I wasn't so happy with was how far Lewis went with the whole 'becoming Edward Cullen' concept. Maybe I didn't use my imagination enough when I was reading the synopsis, but I was thinking he would fully turn on the Edward gentlemanly charm and maybe do the signature bouffant hairdo. But, no. It goes much deeper than that... almost to the point of sheer chaos. While it was cute, it was definitely straddling the line and teetering on outright creepy.

Becoming Edward was a fun, light-hearted read that can pretty much be read in one sitting. It's an endearing story about how far one guy will change to get the girl with many laugh-out-loud moments that will surely make the people around you think you're as crazy as those silly Twilight fans. ;)
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed July 20, 2011
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I really wanted to like this because I thought the premise was brilliant. But the execution just didn't measure up. Plodding, pedestrian writing, grammatical errors galore, and shallow, under-developed characters. Good writers *show*; they don't *tell.*

The typical descriptive passage in Becoming Edward looks like this: "Rachel's eyes were brown and her brown hair was curly and shiny. She had long sexy legs that she liked to show off with high heels." Instead of (for example): "Rachel took one last look in the mirror, making sure the smoky make-up that accentuated her dark brown eyes was unsmudged. She gazed with satisfaction at her long, smooth legs, made to look even longer with four-inch stiletto heels; tossed her shining mahogany curls one last time, and headed back out into the crowded ballroom."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story! January 14, 2013
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cute story, it's not how you look on the outside, it's how you look on the inside that counts! But looking like Edward does't hurt!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Liked it more than I expected January 4, 2013
By Scooby
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I got this book free and gave it a try. I wasn't expecting much. I did however get sucked into the story about a "Twihard" teen girl who's looking for her Edward. The story was good and even surprised me a few times. It is self-publshed and there were noticeable grammar and spelling errors throughout the book. Not too bad though overall if you can look past that and are a Twilight fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Becoming Edward December 26, 2012
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I got the download because of the Twilight reference and was pleasantly surprised. I needed a book it worked and really enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure. June 1, 2012
By Marj
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Every now and then, when you read Indie books, you find a treasure. This is one of them. I loved it.

And incidentally, I noticed another review that criticised it for British spelling and expressions. But if those of us who are accustomed to British spelling have to put up with American spelling, it should work the same way. Stars should NOT be taken off because the reader can't cope with a few minor differences.

I don't know this author, and I cannot remember how it wound up on my Kindle. But I am pleased that it did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great short story and fun read April 9, 2012
By Linda
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Becoming Edward was an entertaining and funny short story which Twihard fans or their friends may find they can relate too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Twilight Fans!
I Immediately brought this book after finding out about it on Facebook. Being a fan of Twilight, I read it and I thought it was so funny how one guy went through so much pain just... Read more
Published on May 5, 2013 by Jacquel Chrissy May
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed it!
Was a nice read, but maybe for a younger audience than me. Their situations and obsticles are those of the 17-27 crowd. Read more
Published on March 23, 2013 by jkk
3.0 out of 5 stars Fan Fiction
There was nothing brilliant or original about this book, but it was still entertaining (and somewhat disturbing). Read more
Published on March 2, 2013 by Rebecca L. Fisk
5.0 out of 5 stars No one can be Edward Cullen
This book is witty and charming! The characters are relatable. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the Twilight saga!!
Published on January 16, 2013 by Twilight fan
2.0 out of 5 stars Just not good...
I'm a writer, so I honestly hate writing this review. What's going through my mind right now is "If you don't have anything nice to say... Read more
Published on October 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Twilight fun
A creative spin off of Twilight that any fan would like. Funny and with a lot of great characters. A worthwhile read. I would definitely recommend this one!
Published on December 31, 2011 by Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Twilight Obsessed story!
I have to admit I loved this - it was so funny at times - but also heart felt and very romantic even though the story was a simple one and the ending was easy to guess. Read more
Published on September 15, 2011 by Cathy I. Watkins
3.0 out of 5 stars Becoming Edward
Becoming Edward is a sweet story about a girl in search of "her Edward". Anyone who enjoyed the Twilight Saga can probably relate to this sentiment. Read more
Published on August 2, 2011 by Shawn K. Maravel
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