C'mon, it was bound to happen at some point. According to TMZ, a 21-year-old girl named Jordan Scott claims Twilight author Stephanie Meyer plagiarized her 2006 book The Nocturne after finding too many similarities in Meyer's 2008 book Breaking Dawn, which was the final installment in her ridiculously popular Twilight series.
Scott, who began writing her book at the age of 15 (!), claims – through a cease-and-desist letter filed by her publisher – that there are a number of coincidences in the plotline of her book and Breaking Dawn, including a post-wedding sex scene, a scene with the death of a main character and a scene where a woman is sick because she's carrying a baby with evil powers. Scott also claims the dialogue in all of these scenes is very similar to the stuff she thought up years prior to the release of Breaking Dawn.
Meyer's rep issued the following response: "The claim that 'Breaking Dawn' by Stephenie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit. Neither Stephenie Meyer nor her representatives had any knowledge of this writer or her supposed book prior to this claim."
I'd give Meyer's the benefit of the doubt here, though I suppose it's up to the judge to decide whether she really did rip off Scott's ideas. What do you folks think is going on here? Are we looking at an unknown author seeking out her own 15 minutes of fame, or a real case of plagiarizing?
You know what, I think that Jordan Scott person is totally ridicuous. I bet she just wants fame. I mean she could probably have found a ton of books with similarites to hers, but she chose one of the best books arounds, so that doesn't really help her case. And vampire books are going to have some similarites, deal with it. I'm so posting this on my site twilighterz4life.webs.com. Please join it.
don't people normally have post-wedding sex?
Nothing like a little plagiarism suit to get your name in the headlines. 14 minutes & counting. Go Team Jacob!
twilight is the worst novel and movie of all time!!!
For one thing, I don't remember a MAIN character dieing in Breaking Dawn. I only remember one of the Denali sisters dieing, and they aren't MAIN characters. The MAIN characters are the Cullens, the wolves, and the main handful of the Volturri. I've read it four times, but it's been a while, so i could be wrong. Secondly, the baby she carries does NOT have evil powers. She is just half vampire/half mortal. Thirdly, I'd like to know why this girl would think that after writing 3 books building up the characters and storyline, she would plagarize on the fourth? Also, how many romance novels out there have a sex scene? Hmm..A LOT! So why would a talented author steal from someone who's not even well known? It could be, but I SERIOUSLY doubt it.
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