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EW.com Exclusive

Stephenie Meyer's 'Breaking Dawn': Exclusive Preview

Sneak a peek at the opening pages of chapter 1 of her next novel, out this summer, with a special introduction for EW.com from the author. Look for the chapter in its entirety in her ''Eclipse Special Edition,'' out tomorrow

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Hi, EW.com readers,

I'm so excited about the August 2 release of Breaking Dawn I can't wait to finally be able to discuss everything that happens! No more secrets! To help whet your appetite, Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive sneak peak of the first chapter of Breaking Dawn. The entire first chapter is available in the Eclipse Special Edition, out tomorrow, which will also reveal the cover of Breaking Dawn and have Team Edward and Team Jacob iron-on decals. Here it is, I hope you enjoy!

Stephenie Meyer


1. ENGAGED

NO ONE IS STARING AT YOU, I promised myself. No one is staring at you. No one is staring at you.

But, because I couldn't lie convincingly even to myself, I had to check.

As I sat waiting for one of the three traffic lights in town to turn green, I peeked to the right in her minivan, Mrs. Weber had turned her whole torso in my direction. Her eyes bored into mine, and I flinched back, wondering why she didn't drop her gaze or look ashamed. It was still considered rude to stare at people, wasn't it? Didn't that apply to me anymore?

Then I remembered that these windows were so darkly tinted that she probably had no idea if it was even me in here, let alone that I'd caught her looking. I tried to take some comfort in the fact that she wasn't really staring at me, just the car.

My car. Sigh.

I glanced to the left and groaned. Two pedestrians were frozen on the sidewalk, missing their chance to cross as they stared. Behind them, Mr. Marshall was gawking through the plate glass window of his little souvenir shop. At least he didn't have his nose pressed up against the glass. Yet.

The light turned green and, in my hurry to escape, I stomped on the gas pedal without thinking the normal way I would have punched it to get my ancient Chevy truck moving.

Engine snarling like a hunting panther, the car jolted forward so fast that my body slammed into the black leather seat and my stomach flattened against my spine.

''Arg!'' I gasped as I fumbled for the brake. Keeping my head, I merely tapped the pedal. The car lurched to an absolute standstill anyway.

I couldn't bear to look around at the reaction. If there had been any doubt as to who was driving this car before, it was gone now. With the toe of my shoe, I gently nudged the gas pedal down one half millimeter, and the car shot forward again.

I managed to reach my goal, the gas station. If I hadn't been running on vapors, I wouldn't have come into town at all. I was going without a lot of things these days, like Pop-Tarts and shoelaces, to avoid spending time in public.

Moving as if I were in a race, I got the hatch open, the cap off, the card scanned, and the nozzle in the tank within seconds. Of course, there was nothing I could do to make the numbers on the gauge pick up the pace. They ticked by sluggishly, almost as if they were doing it just to annoy me.

It wasn't bright out a typically drizzly day in Forks, Washington but I still felt like a spotlight was trained on me, drawing attention to the delicate ring on my left hand. At times like this, sensing the eyes on my back, it felt as if the ring were pulsing like a neon sign: Look at me, look at me.

It was stupid to be so self-conscious, and I knew that. Besides my dad and mom, did it really matter what people were saying about my engagement? About my new car? About my mysterious acceptance into an Ivy League college? About the shiny black credit card that felt red-hot in my back pocket right now?

''Yeah, who cares what they think,'' I muttered under my breath.

(c) 2008 by Stephenie Meyer, reprinted with permission from the Eclipse Special Edition published by Little, Brown and Company.

Flashback: See EW.com's interview last summer with Stephenie Meyer


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yeah i read this and OMG she is all like mixed feelings about being engaged!!!
if i was engaged with edward (which i am) i would flaunt it like a diamond ring! LOL

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Originally posted by ~*manai*~

yeah i read this and OMG she is all like mixed feelings about being engaged!!!
if i was engaged with edward (which i am) i would flaunt it like a diamond ring! LOL


LOLLOLLOLI know realli.....nd Manaii your not engaged to Edward...cause we are already married......LOL

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oo so the chapter we read earlier was the real one! ooo can hardly wait till august...why does it feel sooo far away??

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^ I know right LOL

And woah Manai, you guys still haven't gotten past the engaged state? LOL

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thanks a bunch for the preview Big smile why does she hate wearing the ring so much? if I were her I'd be showing it off Wink LOL but I understand her feelings since she's pretty young Tongue

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Originally posted by BengaliChica92

Originally posted by ~*manai*~

yeah i read this and OMG she is all like mixed feelings about being engaged!!!
if i was engaged with edward (which i am) i would flaunt it like a diamond ring! LOL


LOLLOLLOLI know realli.....nd Manaii your not engaged to Edward...cause we are already married......LOL

ehem we are already celebrating our 100th ani!LOL

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