Twilight (Twilight Series, Book 1) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
My review
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I will say this much: I’m glad I read Twilight. Now I can safely avoid reading the sequels and move on to other items on my reading list, because it’s just not worth it to me to continue reading the series.
I know that I’m not the target audience for this book, which is SO clearly tween and teen girls, but somehow I hoped that I would enjoy it anyway. I thought that maybe I might even find something in it that tween/teen boys might like, with it being a vampire novel and all, but there’s very little of that. Almost 450 of the nearly 500 pages are sappy love-sick episodes where Bella can’t stand to be away from Edward, or vice versa. He’s a moody jerk a lot of that time, but she can’t help her attraction, and the reader is often left to wonder what the attraction is. When events (a group of nasty vampires breezes into town) to finally push the plot forward, the action is brief and mainly takes place while the narrator/main character is only semi-conscious, placing the final straw to break this camel’s back.
I really do like a lot of young adult fiction that out there, but I really couldn’t get into this one. Thankfully, it’s a quick read, so I only wasted one weekend on it, and no more.
Next up is Personal Days by Ed Park.