BooksFan#1, January 12, 2012 (view all comments by BooksFan#1)
I loved Twilight!! I thought Twilight was so great even though some people don't like it , i though it was romantic and funny! I will say that it took me about a 4 hours and half to finish the book I've read it about a hundred times and my heart still beats.
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culdeewayps70, September 22, 2011 (view all comments by culdeewayps70)
I am not a die hard Twilight fan. I do not hold to either Edward or Jacob teams. I read Twilight before it grew into an empire. I have heard and often seen for myself the grammar errors and other English teacher's complaints against Twilight. However, if these are the measures we reject books then it is a very shallow measuring stick.
Twilight holds it's own beauty and appeal.
" 'Isabella,' He pronounced my full name carefully, then playfully ruffled my hair with his free hand. A shock ran through my body at his casual touch. 'Bella, I couldn't live with myself if I ever hurt you. You don't know how it's tortured me.' He looked down, ashamed again. 'The thought of you, still, white,cold..to never see you blush scarlet again, to never see that flash of intuition in your eyes when you see through my pretenses...it would be unendurable."
This is a part of Edward's confession of love to Bella. It is simple but the "earthy" tone of it makes it all the more touching and sincere. I do not suggest Twilight for those who are vampire fans. Twilight does not keep to traditional vampire roles and nor do I think that it must. Twilight, for me, is not about the vampires or the werewolves. It is about the love story between Edward and Bella. I can relate to Bella on many different levels and so I sympathize with her as she falls in love. This is what I suggest, that you pick up this book and travel back to High School. Surely, I was not the only one that sat back and observed people. Bella observes and enjoys a good mystery thus her obsession and later love for Edward. Read Twilight for love and not for vampires.
bookloverxxv, December 19, 2010 (view all comments by bookloverxxv)
Over-rated romantic trash. Mixing vampires and raging puberty is a marketing dream but I was sickened by the high school level writing and long bouts of exposition. This is a really, really bad book that made it's author oodles of money. That's really sad. I imagine the movies are worse. If you haven't already read it, avoid this one like fresh roadkill.
Mai Cee Moua, August 22, 2010 (view all comments by Mai Cee Moua)
Hahaha! Many people really, REALLY, love the Twilight Series. When I first read it, I was like, "What a selfish ***." But then, it gets more, and more interesting. Yes, the writers way of writing it is kind of crappy and stuff, but not all writers are great. Right after reading the third book, there was only one thing, that I want to know: What would their child be like? Of course, I seen two of the Twilight saga movies so far, but what I really, really want to see, is Edward and Bella's child. I don't care if Edward dies. I don't care if Bella went and got plastic surgery. All I want to know and see is how their child turned out like. Overall, this series, I believe its ok. If you just like to read, then this book is good to read out of boredom. I read it becuase I like to imagine. And I like fantasies like vampires and wolves and all sorts of stuff.
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anitaballerina, May 25, 2010 (view all comments by anitaballerina)
This book was really really bad. Aside from the grammatical errors, the characters are very Mary-Sue and it's obvious that Bella Swan (Literally Beautiful Swan ew) is a self-insertion of the author.
The book promotes unhealthy relationships. Bella is clingy and whinny. Not to mention that she lets Edward control her and he is borderline mentally abusive. Edward stalks her and breaks into her house and watches her sleep, um Breaking and entering is illegal. He's over 100 and she is 17, he's a creepy pedophile. I would not let my daughter read this book. Girls need to learn what a healthy relationship is and is not Twilight.
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Moving to a small, dreary town is enough to cause angst in any teen, but for Isabella Swan, angst is only the beginning. Soon she's falling in love with Edward, the quintessential dark, handsome guy, who just happens to be a vampire. This is the perfect pleasure read for the dusky days of fall. This series (the sequel is New Moon) will give you goose bumps.
by Alexis S.
"Review A Day"
by Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic Monthly,
"Twilight is fantastic. It’s a page-turner that pops out a lurching, frightening ending I never saw coming. It’s also the first book that seemed at long last to rekindle something of the girl-reader in me. In fact, there were times when the novel — no work of literature, to be sure, no school for style; hugged mainly to the slender chests of very young teenage girls, whose regard for it is on a par with the regard with which just yesterday they held Hannah Montana — stirred something in me so long forgotten that I felt embarrassed by it." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
by Kirkus Reviews,
"[T]he portrayal of dangerous lovers hits the spot; fans of dark romance will find it hard to resist."
"Meyer's description of the lovers' emotions is palpable, and readers will be drawn into the couple's spiraling dance, feeling the intense longing that comes from being a hair's breadth away from the thing you want most in the world."
by School Library Journal,
"Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it."
"[T]his dark romance seeps into the soul."
by Hornbook Guide to Children,
"For older teens, this is a predictable love story laced with adventure and vampirism."
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