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    17 Questions I Have About "Twilight" After Reading "Midnight Sun"

    Most of them are about vampire biology.

    Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer is the long-awaited companion novel to Twilight, retelling the story from Edward's perspective.

    Cover of Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

    1. Why do the Cullens even go to high school?

    2. At the very least, why doesn't Jasper stay home?

    Jasper in the school cafeteria in Twilight, looking pained

    3. How does Edward not go insane hearing everyone’s thoughts all the time?

    4. Why can't the vampires in this world sleep?

    Edward Cullen standing in Bella's bedroom at night in Twilight

    5. Why do their eyes change color according to what they eat?

    Close up of Bella's eyes as a vampire with red irises

    6. Honestly, how does the sparkling thing make any sense at all?

    Edward Cullen with sparkling skin in Twilight

    7. Edward repeatedly says humans are naturally repulsed/frightened by vampires, but he also says vampires are designed to attract humans — so which is it?

    8. Why didn't Stephenie Meyer make Carlisle older when he died?

    Close up of Carlisl Cullen in Twilight

    9. Do the Cullens ever use their money for good?

    Promo shot of the Cullen family from the first Twilight movie

    10. Why don't the Cullens have better soundproofing in their house?

    11. Is Edward still mentally 17 or is he actually, like, 104 personality-wise?

    Edward caressing Bella's face while standing in a forest

    12. Speaking of things 17-year-old wouldn't do — who actually says "holy crow"?

    Kirsten Steward as Bella Swan in Twilight

    13. Why does Edward sometimes call Jessica Stanley "Jess" in his head?

    Anna Kendrick as Jessica Stanley in Twilight

    14. Edward says his mouth fills with venom when he kisses Bella — how does that not turn her into a vampire?

    Edward and Bella almost kissing in Twilight

    15. I get that Edward never fell in love before Bella, but surely there was someone he wanted to bang (or, like, at least flirt with) in the last century?

    The Denali coven in Breaking Dawn

    16. On a related note, how does a vampire in Stephenie Meyer's world even have sex?

    17. Finally, do these vampires masturbate?

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