The Brief: On May 4, Stephanie Meyer announced she is releasing the Twilight Saga companion novel Midnight Sun and Twitter reacted with Twilight star Robert Pattinson Midnight Sun memes.

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After 12 years, author Stephanie Meyer is releasing the long-awaited companion book to her popular romance novel Twilight. The saga followed teenager Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) and her romance with a teenage vampire, named Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson). Midnight Sun will reveal Edward Cullen’s point of view.  Back in 2008, pages of Midnight Sun were leaked online and Meyer halted her work on it. But, she eventually picked it back up to give Twihards (the fandom name) what they’ve been waiting for.

“I am very excited to finally, finally announce the release of Midnight Sun on Aug. 4. It’s a crazy time right now and I wasn’t sure if this was the right time to put this book out, but some of you have been waiting for just so, so long. It didn’t seem fair to make you wait anymore. Sorry about the bad timing. Hopefully this book can be a distraction from the real world,” Meyer said to Good Morning America. “I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you.”

Twitter users couldn’t contain their excitement, with #MidnightSun, Edward Cullen, Twilight, and Robert Pattinson all trending. Twihards are dedicated to the fandom. Many memes emerged from the news, particularly ones poking fun at Pattinson and the trauma he endured from all the attention.

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