Defining Twilight

Defining Twilight by Brian Leaf, M.A.
Brian Leaf, M.A.
Wiley Publishing, Inc
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  ROrn
The key to unlocking the SAT lies in one book that has taken the world by storm; Twilight. Using words found in the actual book, Brian Leaf compiles more than three hundred vocabulary words that are SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT eligible. Defining Twilight teaches advanced words and test-taking approaches while reading the book that has become so popular around the world.

The idea behind Defining Twilight was brilliant. Teens can read their favorite book while studying for college entrance exams. The approach to this book helped me a great deal. It provided a list of words for the reader to define along with a list of the definitions and quiz on the words. After the quiz, it gave an explanation of the answers and also clues to help figure them out. It used words like "donned" and "misogynistic," however, I already knew the majority of the words from previously reading Twilight and figuring out the words then. So while it helped me with the approach to the SAT, it didn't help with the actual words. This would be a marvelous idea with other books as well, such as Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Overall, it was a great concept, but it could have been a little bit more challenging.

Reviewer Age:16

Reviewer City, State and Country: Shippensburg, Pa USA


Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  SyFa
Defining twilight is a workbook that helps you learn vocabulary that often appears on SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT. Brian leaf has done all of this and he also uses one of the most popular books written in the past fifty years. Stefanie Myers Twilight! This workbook helps you learn over 600 vocabulary words. Also you learn synonyms, Latin word parts, and memorization tools throughout the workbook.

Teen girls will find this book very useful with their studies. They may even find it fun, I know I did. Brian Leaf found a way to teach teens vocabulary, and its fun. This workbook makes you think and if you are a vocabulary buff like me it does have words that even you wont know. I hope this book helps you I know it helped me :)

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Tipp City, Ohio United States


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