What started as a mother’s secret attempt to record a dream she had has turned into an international hit. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series has topped Harry Potter on USA Today’s list of bestselling books, and Summit Entertainment will release a movie version of the first book on December 12. Twilight, the first book in the series, was on the New York Times best-seller list for a year. New Moon, the second book, found itself in a similar top spot in the U.S., Spain, and Germany. Eclipse, the third book, has sold in over 15 countries. Friday, August 1, thousands of fans gather at more than 1,500 bookstores for the midnight release of the final book in the series, Breaking Dawn.