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4.4 315
Young Adult Fiction 1063
Where's the strong heroine?
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Reader reviewed by silenceiseverything

Okay,
I'll admit it. I first read this book because of the hype. Also,
because the trailer of the movie looked interesting. Lastly, I've been
going through Harry Potter withdrawal and I'm trying to find a fantasy
series to put all of my pent-up energy in. So, now, what I have to say
is this: WHAT IN THE WORLD?!!



This book's premise sounded interesting. Bella moves in with her
dad to a remote town in Arizona and falls in love with a vampire. But I
foolishly thought that the book had more plot than that. It didn't. No,
seriously, where was the plot in this story? Okay, Bella falls in love
with a vampire, then what? I don't know. Do you know why? It never got
past that. I've read both Twilight and New Moon
and all I learned is that Bella is in love with Edward (the vampire).
Bella is being mopey, obsessively in love with Edward for the first
like 400 pages, the last like 50 or so, Bella is being chased by a
vampire. But I am of the firm opinion that the whole being chased by a
vampire thing was there just so Meyer could say that she had a plot.
But she didn't. Or at least not much.



Now, what was up with the relationship between Edward and Bella?
Was it supposed to immensely creepy? Because that's what I got. I'm
supposed to believe that people fall that quickly in love within a
week, without knowing each other, just because they can't figure each
other out? Ooookay. I'm not that thick. And I guess I'm supposed to
believe that Bella loves Edward for more reasons than because he's hot?
I'm not supposed to believe she's shallow? Oookay. Another thing, does
tru wuv actually excuse stalking? Because Bella seemed so ecstatic and
flattered that Edward was following her, yet she did not scream
"FELONY!" like any other sane person would have done.

Okay,
I'll admit it. I first read this book because of the hype. Also,
because the trailer of the movie looked interesting. Lastly, I've been
going through Harry Potter withdrawal and I'm trying to find a fantasy
series to put all of my pent-up energy in. So, now, what I have to say
is this: WHAT THE HELL?!!



This book's premise sounded interesting. Bella moves in with her
dad to a remote town in Arizona and falls in love with a vampire. But I
foolishly thought that the book had more plot than that. It didn't. No,
seriously, where was the plot in this story? Okay, Bella falls in love
with a vampire, then what? I don't know. Do you know why? It never got
past that. I've read both Twilight and New Moon
and all I learned is that Bella is in love with Edward (the vampire).
Bella is being mopey, obsessively in love with Edward for the first
like 400 pages, the last like 50 or so, Bella is being chased by a
vampire. But I am of the firm opinion that the whole being chased by a
vampire thing was there just so Meyer could say that she had a plot.
But she didn't. Or at least not much.



Now, what was up with the relationship between Edward and Bella?
Was it supposed to immensely creepy? Because that's what I got. I'm
supposed to believe that people fall that quickly in love within a
week, without knowing each other, just because they can't figure each
other out? Ooookay. I'm not that thick. And I guess I'm supposed to
believe that Bella loves Edward for more reasons than because he's hot?
I'm not supposed to believe she's shallow? Oookay. Another thing, does
tru wuv actually excuse stalking? Because Bella seemed so ecstatic and
flattered that Edward was following her, yet she did not scream
"FELONY!" like any other sane person would have done.



If I read a story with a teenage heroine, I want her to be strong,
independent, but most importantly, interesting. Bella was none of these
things. She was mopey, pathetic, shallow, and selfish. Edward was all
of these things, but prettier. Do yourself a favor and skip this book.
I'll summarize the story for you:



Girl finds boy. Girl likes boy. Boy ignores Girl. Girl likes Boy
even more. Girl and Boy end up going out. Girl loves Boy. Girl loves
Boy. Girl loves Boy. Girl loves Boy. Girl loves Boy. Girl loves Boy.
Girl gets chased by vampires. Boy saves her. Girl loves Boy. There you
go. I just saved you from reading 400+ pages


I also thought that their relationship was extremely unhealthy.  Let's forget about Bella's obsessive behavior towards Edward for one second and concentrate on him. He seemed like the typical abusive male (granted he didn't really abuse her, but if you squint hard enough and put your head to the side, you can maybe sort of see it).  He was separating her from her family, he watched her sleep without her knowledge (which was uber-creepy in itself), he was STALKING her (um, jealous much?).  Yeah, an ideal relationship, it's not.


The one good thing that I can say about this book is that it's a quick read.  It also keeps you turning the pages.  Sure, I disliked the book through epic proportions, but I could not for the life of me put it down.  So, of course, to me, it was nothing short of torture.  So, I opted to not read Eclipse and go nowhere near Breaking Dawn.  I HAD to break the cycle.

Anyway, do yourself a favor and skip this book.
I'll summarize the story for you:



Girl finds boy. Girl likes boy. Boy ignores Girl. Girl likes Boy
even more. Girl and Boy end up going out. Girl loves Boy. Girl loves
Boy. Girl loves Boy. Girl loves Boy. Girl loves Boy. Girl loves Boy.
Girl gets chased by vampires. Boy saves her. Girl loves Boy. There you
go. I just saved you from reading 400+ pages.


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