->''If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die."''
->--'''Stephenie Meyer, unknowingly giving some anti-Twilight fans some ideas'''

''Midnight Sun'' was originally going to be the fifth novel in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series. It was basically a PerspectiveFlip of the first book, showing Edward's side of the story. Depending on your views regarding the series, this may be either an intriguing character study or a cheap rehash. Either way, however, it was not to be; the manuscript was somehow leaked and the author, Stephanie Meyer, apparently felt so betrayed over the whole thing that she scrapped the project. [[http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun.html The manuscript, however, lives on.]]

A DramaticReading has been done by Man Without A Body.

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!!''Midnight Sun'' provides examples of:

* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Bella's blood would not ''actually'' cool in the five seconds it would take Edward to kill the rest of the class.
** Edward can run on snow without leaving tracks or indentations, despite weighing the same as a human man his size. Because screw forces being equal and opposite, that's why.
** He also stays cold regardless of the temperature of the air around him. Clearly one of his vampire powers is immunity to entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
* TheAtoner: Edward is full of guilt over killing people...
** ...[[IgnoredEpiphany yet at the same time ponders killing all the Quileutes]], since they all think werewolves are nothing but a myth. His exact phrase is "slaughter the defenseless tribe on the coast."
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Intentionally or not, Edward's inner monologue frequently invokes school shooters. Some have compared it to a stalker/pedophile/rapist/serial killer's how-to guide. His inner monologue on going after Bella when she's at home and her father's away comes off as if he's planning to rape her.
** Another exchange with a school secretary feels alarmingly like the dialogue scene at the beginning of a porno.
* DramaticReading: Man Without A Body has done one, as stated above.
* EmoTeen: Half the cast.
* LampshadeHanging: On Edward's stalking factor.
--> "Id just admitted to stalking her, and she was smiling."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Edward is ''[[DesignatedHero supposed]]'' to be one.
* PerspectiveFlip: Obviously.
* YoureCuteWhenYoureAngry: Edward Cullen is all about this, repeatedly calling Bella a "furious kitten that thinks it's a tiger" and variants. It's rather disrespectful, really.

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