Friday, January 16, 2009 my daughter is reading Twilight

My 10 year old daughter is reading Twilight. We haven't seen the movie and I had not read the book before. After she went to bed last night I snagged it out of her bag and read it. I'm not sure what to think about it.

Twilight is not a book about Vampires it's a book about finding someones soul mate. Ok so the girl is 17 but acts older and the guy looks 17 but is a LOT older. Adding vampires into the mix just seemed to be a plot complication and a reason for the guy not following his natural desires and ripping the girls clothes off. The author takes liberties with the vampire mythos that left me saying "um...ok...I guess" One furthers the plot by allowing the characters to interact during normal hours and the other is just weird.

Bella's mom is thrown in there but she lacks any real depth. Her dad is just there so she has a place to stay. He's not really part of the story except as one of Bella's excuse mechanisms.

The he smells good, she smells really really good, he looks so gorgeous, she doesn't know how good she looks dialog is trite at times. There were holes in the story that I would have liked to see filled. Bella asks so many questions but never inquires more about James after the one question. The Cullens acceptance is a bit unbelievable.

That all being said Twilight was an enjoyable read. Boiled down it's just a story about how two people found each other extremely attractive, got to know each other, forgave each others flaws and fell in love.

I personally do not read romance novels but I see Twilight as one more than a "vampire" book. If you are a fan of the vamp genre or like romances or you are even a fan of the Buffy series check this book out. It's flawed but that doesn't mean it's not worth a read.

I guess I will have to check out the movie now.





    Kinda interesting. I don't write reviews about books that often, but we had an overlap.

  2. I probably will do some reviews if I like the book or if it's something everyone is raving about and I find that it blows. I actually tried checking it out of the library when I got back from Iraq but there is a HUGE hold list.

  3. *grins*

    well, that was an interesting week

    it's nice... and surreal... to be reading you, seeing your thoughts, B. Maybe weird cus it isn't that weird. It really should be.

  4. You think so? Hmmm I'm not so sure. Maybe it is weird that it should be weird but isn't. It has been a long time, and maybe that helps. Maybe it's just who we are, what each of us has seen, done, learned and grown into over the years. Maybe it's just that "what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal..."

    Wait...What..Look over there <---->

  5. What is The Breakfast Club?

    Famous movie quotes for $600, Alex.