charming!!! Loved the new take on the old vampire bit.
Although, there is a huge issue that really bothers me about the whole saga. (I'm sure this hascharming!!! Loved the new take on the old vampire bit.
Although, there is a huge issue that really bothers me about the whole saga. (I'm sure this has been discussed ad nauseum elsewhere).
I'm an adult, and I am reasonably prepared to understand that this just isn't a realistic dating relationship. Edward is perfect in nearly every way possible other than the fact that he is not human. I just really think these books give the wrong impression about dating.
* while it sounds intriguing, a boyfriend will usually not come sneak into your room every night just to watch you and listen to talk in your sleep.
* Edward is perfect. 99% of teen boys are 90% flawed. They have years of growing up to do, and to expect them to act as civil and sophisticated is sad.
* Bella is portrayed as a weak, self deprecating, whine bag klutz. Mind reading or no, boys as perfect as Edward are almost NEVER attracted to girls like that.
* And most importantly of all: vampires don't exist. The Good, The Bad or the Ugly ones. I actually talked with a girl who was waiting for this exact scenario to happen to her. Yes, it's silly, but she can't possibly be the ONLY GIRL to think this way. Sorry, but there will be no Prince Edward coming.
* In the later books, while under the pretext of 'protecting' Bella, Edward takes on some very stalker-esque qualities.
Anyways, I still liked all the books. But my 12 yr. old won't be reading them any time soon. ...more
**spoiler alert** I just got done reading this book for probably the third time this month.
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I originally scored this a one star**spoiler alert** I just got done reading this book for probably the third time this month.
** tiny spoiler alert**
I originally scored this a one star, because frankly, I couldn't take one more minute of Bella. "Whine, whine, and more whine. It's all my fault, I'm such a bad, unworthy human." That's my biggest qualm about the character. Good God, enough!
But, now that I've read all of them, I can see where SM had to set up the whole "I know I need to let you go, but I'm too selfish to do that, so you're still going to love me Jacob, and you must be a part of my life" thing so that Jacob can imprint later.
But in all honesty, EVERYONE just wants more of Edward, and less of Bella's internal pity party.
I originally gave this book a 1 star. I can't even tell you how many times I said, "Huh??" as I read the first half of the book.
I do realize now, thaI originally gave this book a 1 star. I can't even tell you how many times I said, "Huh??" as I read the first half of the book.
I do realize now, that the events in this book are totally foreshadowed in the previous three, and that this is logically the only way the books could have been concluded. But really: EVERYONE LIVES, AND HAPPILY EVER AFTER FOR THAT MATTER. One thing I respected about JK Rowling is that even though it was totally painful, she was willing to sacrifice likable (lovable) characters in order for you to CARE about the story that much more.
SM kept everyone safe, and you never really got the feeling that anyone was really in danger.
I KNOW that 99/100 people HATE the Renesme name, first of all. But really, she had to have the baby. She needed that one last real human experience before she 'died'. So, here's to you, SM. Twilight was a totally charming book, that hooked me with the fist 1000 words. But I think BD could have been a stronger book with a stronger statement about loss and picking yourself up after a crisis.
Unfortunately, I saw the movie with Gwyneth Paltrow years before I read the novel. Loved the movie, so the differences between the two were just a litUnfortunately, I saw the movie with Gwyneth Paltrow years before I read the novel. Loved the movie, so the differences between the two were just a little too much for me.
And I still like Persuasion and PP much more. ...more