Some would say it all started with Harry Potter, but young readers have been reading about witches, wizards and other fanciful beings long before Hogwarts was a household name, and it seemed fairly innocent, enough for most parents to not be worried.
But with the overwhelming success of “Twilight,” a story of a community of vampires, and the subsequent books and movies that have gained an almost cult-like following among young (and quite a few older) readers, there has generated a feeling of unease surrounding the “other-worldly” theme. Vampires and werewolves are not real, yet there are many who believe in them, and the “Twilight” books tend to glorify the culture and encourage that belief.
Thank you to Stephanie Garvey at Litfuse Publicity for the review copy of "The Twilight Gospel." I was not compensated for this