Monday, January 18, 2010

Defining Twilight by Brian Leaf

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