I’m totally prepared to hear about this after .. but I am going to do it! Here comes my thoughts about Twilight! Now, this book needs no introduction so I will leave out any plot summaries or details. If you haven’t read the books or watched the movies just send me a message and I can fill you in.
Now, Twilight came into my life when I was in University. I was slaving away at school, up to my eyeballs in psychology textbooks and was spending my free time working my part-time retail job. Twilight was exactly what I needed to escape from my boring life. It was my first vampire book, and at first I thought it was a little weird but I was totally team Jacob all the way. I think I got so wrapped up in wanting Bella to be with Jacob that I missed a lot of the cliché’s and repetition that drive me crazy when I read the books now.
Reading this, I loved Bella. Her situation was difficult and I felt bad for her being the new girl in this awkward school. She seemed strong and confident, but I mostly related to her relationship with Edward. He was jealous and controlling, I wanted to help her out of it and felt pieces of that in my own relationship at the time. When I look back now, I wonder why I felt she was so strong, Edward was always protecting her.
I’m now at war with myself, I want to love these books but I just can’t. If Bella and Jacob had of ended up together it may be a different story, we would have to rewrite the end of the series though!
If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t read this yet, buy it here!