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Posted: Mon May 18th, 2009, 8:43 am
by Vanessa
[quote=""EC2""] I think it definitely catches those first feelings of adolescent yearning in a very powerful way, and that is part of its success.[/quote]

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!

Posted: Tue June 2nd, 2009, 5:15 pm
by Misfit
Found a review on GoodReads that you might find amusing. 70+ comments, you can read it here.

Posted: Fri June 5th, 2009, 2:30 pm
by Miss Moppet
Twilight doesn't really look like my kind of thing but I might succumb and read the first book at least out of sheer curiosity. It certainly has some loyal fans - my friend's 13 year old daughter has read the whole series four times and one of her friends has read it sixteen times.

I might borrow a copy, that way all is not lost if I am not enchanted.

Posted: Fri June 5th, 2009, 2:36 pm
by nona
I must say I was a huge Anne Rice fan as a teen, read them all at least a few times. I read Twilight and honestly it was ok but it went down hill after the first book, it's the best in my opinion, and don't get me started on Breaking Dawn.

Posted: Fri June 5th, 2009, 7:53 pm
by LCW
[quote=""Misfit""]Found a review on GoodReads that you might find amusing. 70+ comments, you can read it here.[/quote]

OMG, that just made my day! Hilarious! And so perfect for a Twilight book! :D

Posted: Sun June 28th, 2009, 8:09 pm
by robinbird79
Came late to this thread but just forced myself to finish reading the first Twilight book for a book club and all I have to say is yick. I could not get into it or find anything I liked about it. I went online to find reviews of the others thinking maybe they'd be better...everything I read really turned me off from even considering reading the other 3. I really don't see the draw to these books but to each his own, I suppose. :)

Edward vs Buffy

Posted: Sat July 4th, 2009, 10:16 pm
by Miss Moppet
Had to share this - Edward Cullen meets Buffy Summers. Probably more for non-Twilight fans as Edward comes off worse, but I thought it was really clever.

Posted: Sat July 4th, 2009, 11:49 pm
by nona
lol, he did an awesome job editing it to look some what realistic.

Posted: Sun July 5th, 2009, 12:22 am
by EC2
That was fun Miss Moppet - thanks! :D

Posted: Thu July 16th, 2009, 8:20 pm
by Lady Macbeth
My teenage daughter loves these books so I had to have a read to see what the fuss was all about. Twilight is a good book - the story and characters are very compelling. It is an easy read but it's really not got the depth of the Harry Potter novels which I was kinda hoping for given that they're the biggest buzz in 'kids' novels since JK.

I found the lack of Edward in New Moon a bit of a drag and I really found him oppressive in Eclipse and, sadly, didn't enjoy Breaking Dawn.

BUT............I think the novels have really revived my daughter's interest in reading which had waned somewhat of late and she now devours everything in the supernatural romance genre.

Her favourite book besides these is Evermore by Alyson Noel, if anyone is looking for what next to read. :)