You talk about your freedom, your independence, but I know what you really want: protection. Not just from the random cars and predators that dog your path, but from your own weak self and unholy cravings. I will always be with you. My voice, my hypnotic eyes, the magnetic force of my personality — all yours, forever.
— Edward Cullen,
the Twilight series
This post is part of our ongoing Horn Book KidLit Election 2012 coverage. This week, Republican candidates present their platforms; polls will open for the Republican ballot Thursday, August 30th, and close at noon on Friday, August 31st. Look for our announcement of the winning Republican presidential candidate and his or her running mate Friday afternoon. Beginning next Tuesday, September 4th, the Democrats will have their say. Click on the tag KidLit Election 2012 to see all posts.