* This write up may seem disappointing and random but I'm trying my best to not throw any spoilers out for those who have not read it yet.
I'm finally finished. All three books are under my belt, and stacked on my table to be returned to Tiffani.
So how do you begin a book report again? I can't remember but I think it goes something like this. "I read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer... " Ok, I know most of you have been puking on your own due to the flu so I won't try to induce anymore sickness with my horrid writing skills.
This book was so built up in my mind- everyone was talking about it, everyone was reading it and that is why I waited so long to actually dive in. I didn't want to read it and feel like I wasted a bunch of time because it wasn't all that everyone had cracked it up to be. So I did the sensible thing. I set myself up for disappointment just so I would be able to actually make it through all three.
However, I was pleasantly surprised. I think the story is fun and the characters, with the exception of Bella, are likeable. That being said I HATE BELLA!! Does anyone out there like her? I'm curious to hear what you have to say on that.
Twlight was a quick, easy read and I actually liked the story line. It's intriguing and little bit odd which is what makes it unique and not a cliche teen novel. The second book by far was my least favorite. It was slow, predictable, drawn out and dare I say boring, but every series has to have a connector, right? I enjoyed the third book but I hate the cliffhangers. So I hope Mrs. Meyer is planning on a 4th, cuz I can't take the loose ends swirling about my head. It's killing me.
So while I would never call this book a literary masterpiece or tell someone they HAVE TO READ it I did think was entertaining and fun. And really, what more do you need? Well, at least in a fiction.
That being said I know many of you may be wondering why I'm not hailing it's praises. And here is what makes the book just *EH* for me:
The main character, the heroine, the damsel in distress, aka Bella. I for some reason just loathe this girl. I don't know why, maybe I just like to be antagonistic. She just annoys me and torments me with her "dumb girlness" throughout the book. I don't know if I can explain in in words (well I probably can, but I'm too lazy to type it all out) so if you want the real scoop just call me up. Basically I don't like her because I think she is weak, selfish and just a "dumb girl". Sorry if I'm offending anyone out there, I'm really not trying to be mean but I just can't get over the fact that she is so lame. OK, enough about her.
AND the clincher. Words I could live without hearing ever again in my life because they were used so often in 1700+ pages of Meyers writing:
And the burning question of which "team" I am on. I'm all for Edward's character. Jacob? Seriously Randi, what WERE you thinking? :)
BUT if you can look past my petty annoyances with this book you might find yourself oddly engrossed in a world of vampires and werewolves and strangly enough- enjoying it. I did.