It was an okay book, I like the stories, but this was too sex absorbed, like Ready or Not. Surely Meg must know the reception THAT book got to write a...moreIt was an okay book, I like the stories, but this was too sex absorbed, like Ready or Not. Surely Meg must know the reception THAT book got to write another one like it. I hope the last of the Airhead series doesn't finish off like that. (less)
**spoiler alert** I love Meg Cabot books, not because I think Meg Cabot is the best writer ever, but I enjoy the humour and some of the storylines, an...more**spoiler alert** I love Meg Cabot books, not because I think Meg Cabot is the best writer ever, but I enjoy the humour and some of the storylines, and are perfect for when you're bored. And while this book did have its funny moments from what I remember (I haven't read it in a while), I don't like how Meg addressed the sex issue. In the end, when they decide to, it just seemed to me like a spur-of-the-moment thing, becuase she had contraceptives. It was like saying "If you have contraceptives with you, may as well get rid of them. Or if you fall 'in love' in only a few months, go ahead". Forget waiting till your older and getting married first (or being really ready, if thats your preference). I also thought it was too predictable for Sam and David to have sex at the end. I believe this book was released by popular demand. It was if Meg said "Who cares, can't think of a good ending, this will do, I need to write other books already." Unfortunately, I read this before All American Girl, but I did still read it and quite enjoyed it. (less)
When I first read it I loved it, but I think it was just the fact that everything was perfect in the end. Sure, its supposed its supposed to be unreal...moreWhen I first read it I loved it, but I think it was just the fact that everything was perfect in the end. Sure, its supposed its supposed to be unrealistic, but not so unrealistic that every problem is solved in 5 mins, and everything is all perfect in the end. Usually in real life, people find peace in spite of problems. Even in fantasy novels. Why is Bella devoid of big problems? Why is she so special and isn't like other newborn vampires?
Out of Edward and Jacob, if i had to pick out of them, would be Jacob. He is the most realistic and interesting out of the two. Edward is creepy, stalkerish and overprotective. Realistically, I wouldn't find myself flattered by a guy who came into my room and watched me while I slept. I would want a restraining order! I like guys with a personality rather that just looks. Bella only looks at the physical aspects. Gah! I can't stand overprotective people. Like, really over the top. How can Bella not find that annoying!
Renesmee sounds like something a celebrity would come up with for their kid. Like Gwyneth Paltrow called her kid 'Apple'. What sane person thinks of these names!?
Mostly, I think the success of this series with tweens and teen girls was due to these factors:
1. Edward being hot, according to Bella's long winded perspective. Have you seen those girls online who's usernames are always MrsEdwardCullen? Talk about creepy. Or posts on sites saying stuff "OMGGGGSH!!!!! EDWARD IS SOOOOOOOO HOT!!!!!!ILYYYY EDWARD!!!". These people see from Bella's perspective and don't see his annoying traits.
2. The whole relationship thing. Many teen girls love romances. It doesn't matter who its between.
3. Their ever-so-perfect life. At the end, Bella hasn't given up anything. She has Edward and everything is all right. We wish our lives were like that. As in, no problems and all we could want.
One of my friends also pointed out to me (and when I thought about it, I realised it was so true) that the characters hardly develop. Most of them stay the same. At the end, Bella can't live without Edward, and vice versa. The closest thing to Bella changing at all was in New Moon, where she's happy again after hanging around Jacob. But when Edward's back in the picture, she's all "Edward I can't live without you, never leave me again..." . I'm not much of a feminist, but completely relying on a guy for everything is just wrong.
I think the three points I made about it is why I liked it. Actually, not the first one so much, but the rest as well as I don't mind Stephenie's writing style. And getting all caught in the hype. But there are definately low points to it.