I have to say right off that though Edward is totally sexy and has the perfectly gentlemanly like character, Bella is my favorite person in the Twilight Saga.
The reason why is powered at the end of every book. If you read carefully and really look at it, Bella is the real hero in each book, but she never acknowledges it, she gives Edward all the credit, she's endlessly selfless.
In Twilight, everyone turned out fine (except Bella, the real hero) because Bella went to the ballet studio and faced James. If she had never done that, out of being misguided or otherwise, then Edward would have picked...
"Back Roads" centers on a young man stuck in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters after the shooting death of his abusive father and the arrest of his mother. Family secrets and unspoken truths threaten to consume him.