New Moon is a lot about Bella whining about missing Edward who leaves 'for her own good.' If someone hadn't told me to hang in there because the ending was good I might not have finished it. I know Stephanie Meyer had to build the Jacob/Bella relationship and those parts were good but the whining got annoying after about300 pages! Anyway, on a whole this series is great and this book lays the groundwork for Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Can't wait to see the movie and how that is approached.