In honor of the 10 year anniversary of her wildly popular â€œTwilightâ€ 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.
â€œI wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary and the publisher wanted, like, a foreword and I thought, â€˜Well, maybe something more interesting,’â€ Meyer told â€œGood Morning America.”
The new version follows a guy named Beau, aka the new Bella Swan. Meyer revealed why she did the gender swamp, saying:
â€œItâ€™s always bothered me a little bit because anyone surrounded by superheroes is going to beâ€¦in distress. We donâ€™t have the powers,â€ Meyer said. â€œI thought, â€˜What if we switched it around a bit and see how a boy does,â€™ and, you know, itâ€™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 itâ€™s just a love story and it doesnâ€™t matter whoâ€™s the boy and whoâ€™s the girl, it still works out.â€
The new book is available now.