"EC2" wrote: I think it definitely catches those first feelings of adolescent yearning in a very powerful way, and that is part of its success.
I've just finished Twilight and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It's very easy to read. I agree with EC's comment - I can see the appeal to young teenage girls. Edward is a 'bad' boy but such a hero, too! It's not literary - I don't think it's supposed to be - it's just a jolly good fun read! I think the author achieves the chemistry between Edward and Bella so well without being sexually graphic. No bad language either and that's a plus!