Thursday, February 26, 2009
I heard the collective gasp as this page loaded, and oh yeah, I went there. I will say that I have only read the first two books so far, but I'm not racing to buy the third. In fact, if my eleven year old daughter wasn't burning through New Moon as I type this... I probably wouldn't even bother. BUT, I am a parent and I am aware of the mature subject matter in these books and have committed myself to being able to discuss the books with her as she goes. I have heard book four is "the best one"- but if what I've read so far is any indicator... best is just a relative term. I think the books are poorly written and move slowwwwly. Of course, all of the imaginative details would seem to make for a great screenplay and I am actually looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out on DVD in March. Technical criticism aside- doesn't anyone else find Bella annoying? In a whiny, spoiled brat, do whatever I want and who cares about the trouble I cause way? It's wearing on me. I found myself rootin' for the old-skool vamps in Italy. "Just eat her and be done with it already!" I will buy Eclipse soon though and press on, because there is one thing I do love... the Twilight series lit a fire under a girl that for years has struggled with reading and tended to avoid it at all costs. Now, every time I turn around she's got her nose in a book! So for that, Stephanie Meyer- I LOVE YOU!!
Posted by gina at 8:22 AM