Monday, November 22, 2010

Teen Romance: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

About the Book: If you do not know what this book is about then you have been living under a rock
The King's Ruling: Chapters 15-22 saved this book from a 1 out of 10. While the first 14 and last 3 chapters were mindless drivel, chapters 15-22 were as compelling as any teen fiction that I have blogged so far. I hope to be writing a piece for the Springfield Greene County Library Teen Thing blog comparing and contrasting Twilight and Harry Potter soon so after I post that I will share it on this blog too.
Spoilers (Highlight to view):--->Edward is a vampire, Jacob is a werewolf, Bella makes it, Edward and Bella fall in love. While I extremely dislike Bella and Edward, I love the Cullens and wish the story was about them.<---


  1. I have to agree with you. The rest of the Cullens - basically meaning everyone besides Edward - are actually good characters. I would have loved to see a story about them rather than a predictable romance. I particularly love Alice and Jasper. I think their story would have been extremely interesting (as long as it was written by someone other than Stephanie Meyer).

  2. What you are describing, then, is a terribled flawed book. Borges said that a novel requires every character being drawn well and believably and an author who believes strongly in all of them. A single poorly drawn character contaminates the entire work. If the author doesn't realize which of his or her characters are the most interesting, there's a problem.

  3. I was so drawn into Twilight when I first read it. It really is horrible, but there's something about it that just makes you want to keep reading. I guess I've got to give SM credit for that at least. But yeah, Bella and Edward are terrible.