Probably one of the most popular books to hit the shelf
in 2006, following through with
2007 sequals. Many girls of their early teen years have absolutely fallen
in love with
this book, and it's caused
a rabid swarm of binders and notebooks
sporting the words 'I love Edward Cullen
.' I blame the books
on a higher rate
of girls believing themselves to be dark and alone, and this book has caused
quite a few of the people I know to believe they are vampires.
Despite the length of the books
, I find it to be a fairly poor piece of literature. I have read the first two, and the two main characters completely lack
origionality. Bella is nothing but a sniveling girl who takes advantage of some people, and then
grovels at the feet of others. Edward
is obviously a vampire thirsty
for, ironically, Bella's blood, and at the same time he is abstinant from drinking from
humans. In all sense Edward
himself away from
such a 'dangerous'individual-- that or eat her. Many people fail to notice that the characters circulating around the main pair, such as Alice
, and the rest of the crew are a lot more
interesting, and less involved in cliche lives to match those of the main characters.
In any case. It's an entertaining
book to read when you have nothing
else to do, but there
better books to read.
fanatic: I'm an Edwardist. I love Edward. Are you?
Me: No, personally I'm more partial to Jasper.
fanatic: Well I love Bella too. They're so great together!
Me: Actually, I think Alice is a much better character
in the series. The relationship that
she has with Jasper is cuter, more secretive, and I find a whole lot more interesting to read about.
fan: ...Yeah... well -denial-