The simple teen romance centers on Bella, a naturally pretty but clumsy high school student, and Edward, her vampire boyfriend. That's right, vampire. As in technically dead. As in 17 going on 107 years old. But that's OK, though, because (a) he's supposed to be "beautiful" to a "dazzling" degree, (b) he's got his urges -- to bite her -- under control, and (c) he protects her from all those other bloodsuckers who think she smells tasty.