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Give It Up For Forks, Washington, Twilight Fans!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 2, 2008

Courtesy of veganstraightedge.

Courtesy of veganstraightedge.

OK, so the characters in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series might not be real, but the town of Forks, Washington really is real. And Stephenie’s fans are coming to see it in droves. The timber business in Forks was drying up, and everyone thought the town was dying until the series breathed new life into the area. Now visitors come from all over the world to visit houses that are staged as Bella’s and Edward’s. The police station poses as the one where Bella’s dad works, and the hospital not only plays its part as Dr. Cullen’s workplace, it even has a parking space for him! The most popular spot in Forks is the nearby beach at LaPush, the spot where Bella finds out the shocking truth about Edward. Amazingly, Mrs. Meyer had never even been to Forks before she wrote Twilight, but like a good library student, she did her research, and got a lot of the details right. Go research! For more details, you can read a story on CNN.

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