He's sweet. He's intelligent. he's alluring. He's drop dead Gorgeous. he's a vampire. his name is Edward Cullen and he is beyond perfection. Stephani...more He's sweet. He's intelligent. he's alluring. He's drop dead Gorgeous. he's a vampire. his name is Edward Cullen and he is beyond perfection. Stephanie Meyer has created what I believe to be the perfect guy, vampire and all in her literally breath taking novel, Twilight. Twilight was an amazing book. i read it in less then two days. Everything about it was just incredible! the characters, the plot, and the theme of the story are, what i believe to be the best things about the book.
First of all, the story is in Bella's POV. Bella is the main character in the story and my least favorite. She's very annoying in my opinion. Her boyfriend Edward worships her and thinks she is the most beautiful girl he's even seen, yet she strongly believes that she isn't good enough for him because he's so perfect. Edward is obviously my favorite character in the story. He's a vampire, which i find to be rather intreging. he doesn't drink human blood, but instead feeds on animals. oh, and did i mention that he can read minds? Freaks among Freaks as he likes to put it. in my mind I picture Edward to be tall, kind of muscular, with unblemished ivory skin, golden- brown eyes, and longish curly brown hair. I know thats not how other people see him, and thats not really the way Stephanie Meyer describes him, but After all he is suppose to be the perfect guy, and thats just, in my mind what the perfect guy looks like.
Secondly the plot, is beautiful. A forbidden love between a human and a vampire. It's like an even more twisted Romeo and Juliet. Bella wants to be with Edward and Edward wants to be with Bella, but he's afraid that if their together, he might hurt her, or worse be tempted enough to taste her blood. not to mention that a human blood- drinking vampire is afterr Bella's sweet smelling blood, and Edward and his vampire family try to keep her safe.
Last but not least, the theme of the story is facinating and romantic. even though she's human and he's a vampire, she's alive and he's technicaly dead, love can exist even between the most inverse of people. Like how my favoirt quote from story goes:(Edward)"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb."(Bella)"What a stupid lamb."(Edward)"What a sick, masochistic lion."
Overall, Twilight was one of the best book I ever read. the funny thing is, at fist i had no intrest in reading it, but after I did i fell in love.With Edward Cullen that is.
When Lissy James or as she would rather prefer, felicity, moves unwillingly from hotshot California to what she believes to be hillbilly Oklahoma, sh...more When Lissy James or as she would rather prefer, felicity, moves unwillingly from hotshot California to what she believes to be hillbilly Oklahoma, she expects to be the talk of the school at Emory High. I mean after all she is from California and this is just nowhere Oklahoma, right? Apparently not. See at Emory High there are two kinds of people, those who matter, and those who don't. A.K.A the "Golden's" and the "Non- Golden's", or the
One of the main reasons i liked this book is because i can really relate to Lissy. A lot of things she says or does reminds me of things that i believe i would say or do in those types of situations. Like when she wakes up in her huge SUV to find a group of golden girls staring her down in their tiny blue convertible, but all Lissy can think about is if they saw the dry drool running down her chin. Thats definitely something I would do.
another one of my favorite characters from the book is Lissy's grandmother. She sorta reminds me of Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones form "Thank you Mam".She's very loud, outgoing and doesn't care what anyone thinks. She also reminds me of my own grandmother whom, co- workers like call her "Scary Mary", because she's very loud and outgoing, and doesn't care what anyone thinks herself.
Another reason why i loved this story is because of the way Lissy can read people. Lissy family is like other family's. the women throughout her mothers side of the family, each have a unique power, which is often referred to as the "Sight". Lissy mother can she things that are happing, or that are going to happen. her sister can tell wether people are telling the truth or not, and convince anyone in the world to do as she says, but never takes advantage of it. Lissy, can see peoples aura's. An aura is a light that surrounds a persons body entirely, and show how they are feeling. Some aura's change colors, others stay the same color but change shades instead. There is one color that Lissy describes a not really being a color, but as not really being nothing at all. She calls it Garn, and anyone who has Garn in their aura has done something really, really terrible in the life. Anytime Lissy see it she gets physically sick to her stomach., yet nobody believe her about the colors existence.
Furthermore, Golden turned out to be one of my favorite books that i would very much enjoy reading again.
"My feet are not Bound." In ancient China girls from the age of three to six would have their feet soaked in a warm mixture of herbs and animal blood...more "My feet are not Bound." In ancient China girls from the age of three to six would have their feet soaked in a warm mixture of herbs and animal blood, have her toenails cut back as far as possible,and then each of the toes were broken and wrapped in wet bandages, which would constrict when drying, and then pulled tightly downwards toward the heel. This process was repeated every two days. Every time the bandages were rebound they would be pulled tighter and tighter, and then the girl had to walk around on her feet to ensure the process had worked correctly. Bound written by Donna Jo Napoli, is a cinderella story that takes place in ancient China. Xing Xing or as her stepmother and sister like to call her, "lazy one" is a true cinderella. After her mother and father die, Xing Xing must live with her father's second wife and daughter who treat her like a slave. When the family runs out of out of money the mother must find a husband for Wei Ping, the stepsister, but in order to do so she must bind her big feet. I best things about this book are the characters, the conclusion, and the resolution.
To start with, Xing Xing is my favorite character because I can relate to her. She's very quiet just like me, we both have small feet, and we both would like to travel around the world. Although her family treats her very poorly and my family treats me fairly well, both of our families dont really believe in us except for our fathers. there are many differences between us as well. Xing Xing allows her stepmother and sister to boss her around and verbally abuse her. My stepfather always tries to tell me what to do but I never listen to him. I probably would if he asked me in a nice way but his way of asking you to do something politly is,"Clean the bathroom now, or your grounded for two weeks." Which is somewhat like something Xing Xing stepmother would say to her. I may be queit 90% of the time, but if someone has something ato say about me I'm never afaird to say anything back. Thats the differnce between me an Xing Xing. I'm not afraid to stand up for my self.
Next, the conclusion. i like the conclusion of Bound because . Of course its just like the ending of Cinderella, where the prince comes and trys on the shoe, and of course shes the only one who can fit it because her foot is so small. however, Donna Jo Napoli makes sure to put it in her own words. in the end of Bound