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Feminism and Twilight: They Just Don't Mix
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Reader reviewed by Monica

The gendered stereotypes that are prevalent in Twilight are dangerous.  First, young girls grow up with the dreams of being a Disney Princesses and once they are out of that stage they are hit by societal norms and pressures. Then they are hit with Twilight.  In this novel, Bella, a smart, young woman moves into a small dreary town only to develop a small group of friends that she is never fully satisfied with.  Boys are drawn to her because she is new, but the only person she is drawn to is Edward Cullen.  Soon they begin a slow courting process and soon Edward reveals that he is actually a vampire and that the reason he is so attracted to Bella is because he would actually like to feed off of her.  Throughout the novel Bella plays the damsel in distress, constantly finding herself in trouble no matter where she is.  But do not worry, Edward Cullen will come and save her& EVERY time.  This book is problematic because it teaches young adults that this kind of behavior is acceptable.  Edward is very forceful and he tells Bella what to do throughout the entirety of the book.  He tells her when he thinks she should eat and even who is driving.  The only time that Bella does not listen to him, she ends up putting herself in danger.  Thus, future perpetuating the idea that she should have listened to Edward or gotten his approval first.  This mindset is dangerous because not only does Twilight make it sound okay to be bossed around but it also makes it seem okay to put your life in danger by getting involved with someone that is not good for you.  Yes, this is just fiction, but what happens when that mindset gets mixed in with a more factual one?  This book only teaches young people that it is okay to treat women like they do not know anything but also that it is acceptable to give up everything for someone you barely know while completely putting your own wellbeing in danger.

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TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!
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Reader reviewed by marielle

twilight is one of the best books in this universe. i could not live without this book. my parents took it away from me for over a week and i literaly died. now im undead. edward makes me gag sometimes though. i love jacob. im on team jacob and on team switzerland sounds weird right? but i love them both. still my heart belongs to Jasper and Emmet. i even named my cat jasper.
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My All Time Favorite Series!
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Twilight is the epic love story of Edward and Bella. Forget any vampire romance you have read before, Twilight is unique. It's insta-love, yes, and I have a big problem with insta-love, but it works. I insta-loved this story, too.
Bella is sarcastic, lacking in confidence, and annoying at times, but I like her and can't help rooting for her, while Edward is absolutely devastating!!! The romance between them is touching and compelling. They both are unwilling to give up hope that their relationship is not doomed.
Maybe Twilight is not for everyone. Bella is quite annoying. Edward is too perfect. Jacob is sadly adorable. BUT this book is my very first love! Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, oh how I adore you too...

This was one of the most enjoyable, most romantic books I've read in a long time.
DEFINITELY A MUST READ! I will love this story forever.
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A gripping story line with a love triangle between two completely different beings.
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A slow but interesting vampire novel
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I read this book when I was fifteen so of course I fell in love with it. Over time, I realised it was not the epic love story I thought it was and it is actually quite problematic (that's more in New Moon though).

Bella is a Mary Sue of a protagonist and, in my opinion, one of the worst female characters ever - in league with Ana from 50 Shades. She is very annoying and obsessive compulsive over Edward. I think the novel could have been far better if Bella had a personality and some backbone.

I have always been on #TeamEdward and so my heart breaks now having a bad opinion of him. To be honest, he was a pretty shoddy boyfriend who always attempted to do the wrong things for the right reasons. Also, I do not see his attraction to Bella. Astounds me to this day.

Also, I hated his family. They remind me of Sarah J. Maas' characters in that all of them need to be in relationships, etc.

Despite the annoying characters, the plot was mildly intriguing and an interesting take on the old and classical vampire novel.
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Twilight
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Loved it!!!
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Nice writing. Loved the way Bella started out as this vulnerable girl that was so clumsy and insecure that she had to be protected by a vampire and then a werewolf. And by the end of the series, she was the protector of them all, vamps and wolf pack included. I think that is a very empowering message for girls to hear.
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Never want to stop
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Reader reviewed by Le Tiger

Twilight by Stephanie Meyers is probably one of the best books out there right now. She captures the characters' emotions, turmoil, and developement so terrificly that you can't help but keep on reading.

Twilight is about how Bella moved from Pheonix to a small town called Forks that practically never sees the sun. She falls in love with Edward Cullen, the devilishly gorgeous boy but there are a things about Edward that she does not know. First off, he craves her more than she can imagine. Second, He will try to stay away from her at any cost, but seems to be failing miserably; and third, he's a vampire.

This is unlike any vampire story I've read. True, it does have the gentle vampire element that many stories contain, but this one is different. Meyers' twists on how vampires are, are very original. Take for example, how Edward appears in the sun. Its truely magnificent how she describes it. I also love the progressing love that blooms between Edward and Bella. It makes you believe in happily ever afters despite the odds.

This book is never dull. It'll leave you rooting for Bella, have you sympathize for Edward, and change you opinion on just lust. Theres also some action towards the end of the book that makes you never want to stop.
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vampire love story
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Reader reviewed by Catlinn

This was the first book i ever read by this author i bought it beacuse of all the hype about the movie that came out recently. Love the whole book. I used to live near forks Washington years ago so I know the area. I was able visualize the whole thing. Bell was the first to grab me i know what is like to be the new kid tryoing to fit in to a childhood place you visted as a teen age. I was so torn beween wanting her to be with Edward and being with Jacob. the book had me all the way though a most read for anyone who loves stories about vampires and love stories this one has it all love suspense and a good cry. Even the boys love it they can imaginae what it would be like to be Edward and Edwar is so sesitive it oulls you right in.
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GREAT!
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Reader reviewed by MainSqueeze

This is probably by far my favorite book. The author had me so interested that I coulden't put this book down for the day and a half it took me to read(YES IT WAS THAT GOOD) The characters were so well written and it is such a good love story, i just cant wait for the sequal. She used such detail and it was just a good all over read. Its a very romantic story with suspense and action. A must have.


You should seriously buy the book right now and start reading.
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Another Twilight Review
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Reader reviewed by Rachelle

I'm sure there are a million reviews already for the Twilight series, but it's too good to pass up on doing a review.  Bella is cute heroine, if a little whiny and hard to identify with.  Are there really teenagers out there as down to earth as Bella?  But she makes a nice girl for Edward.  Edward is the dreamiest of dreamies...he says the most perfect things, his actions toward Bella are amazing, especially for just meeting her, and of course - he is gorgeous!  The setting is perfect, a small town with a small high school and nice friends.  I really enjoyed Twilight, the first book in the series as well as Breaking Dawn, the final book.  The middle two, New Moon and Eclipse, involved a lot of fighting and battles - and a sulky Bella - which wasn't that interesting.
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Absolutely Unforgettable!!!!!
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Reader reviewed by SHELLYBELLY13

Again, absolutley unforgettable!!! The way that Stephanie Meyer writes is the exact way that I think anybody who wants to become a successful author should write! I love the way that she draws you into the pages of the book and how she makes the characters so real and the story seem real, too. I found myself not putting down the book ever, it was like it was glued to my hands! I finished the book in two days time because i sould.nt put it down and i found myself having a humungous crush on Edward Cullen and being drawn into the action and feeling as if i were right there in the book! way to go Ms. Meyers! I look foward to New Moon!!!
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