In honor of the 10 year anniversary of her wildly popular “Twilight” novels, Stephenie Meyer announced that the new edition of her first book will include a 400-page bonus feature titled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, in which gender swamps the protagonists to provide readers a new perspective of the work.
“I wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary and the publisher wanted, like, a foreword and I thought, ‘Well, maybe something more interesting,'” Meyer told “Good Morning America."
The new version follows a guy named Beau, aka the new Bella Swan. Meyer revealed why she did the gender swamp, saying:
“It’s always bothered me a little bit because anyone surrounded by superheroes is going to be…in distress. We don’t have the powers,” Meyer said. “I thought, ‘What if we switched it around a bit and see how a boy does,’ and, you know, it’s about the same. The further you get in, the more it changes because the personalities get a little bit different, but it starts out very similar and really, it really is the same story because it’s just a love story and it doesn’t matter who’s the boy and who’s the girl, it still works out.”
The new book is available now.