Yes, I’ve read the Twilight series. Did I love it? Not exactly. Did I hate it? Not exactly. The first two books (Twilight and New Moon) by Stephenie Meyer were far better than the last two, in my opinion. But I understand the draw of the series for young readers. The books have everything they’re looking for : adventure, romance, beautiful people, you name it, they’ve got it. And without any bad language and very little sexual content (until the last book, which only uses flowery references), the series is appropriate for a wide variety of ages.
Now, if you’re over 40, you probably haven’t caught on to the excitement of it, but with the release of the second movie this past weekend, you’re bound to be seeing lots of Bella, Edward and Jacob everywhere. So, I came across a fabulous blog by Dan Bergstein of SparkNotes, who was challenged to read the books and blog about the content as he sees it, chapter by chapter. He is hilarious in his descriptions and not that far off the truth for the most part, so even if you’ve read the books, you’ll enjoy reading his take on them. If you haven’t, yes, there are spoilers, but if you haven’t read them by now, you probably have no plans to do so and will like this blog regardless. He has completed the first two books and is well into the third, and you can find his blog posts chapter by chapter here.
Maybe Stephenie Meyer should read his blog before writing the next book. It might be enlightening!