The Twilight Series, I’m sure everyone is completely sick of reading review of these books by now. So, I’m going to keep this quick and short. I just finished reading the last book today. The feeling of relief is immense. But also a feeling of uncomfortable foreboding. The main reason for this is that I’m completely depressed at the world-wide Twilight madness that has taken hold of the younger generation – yes, I know that many adults are in love with the series too, but as adults they are responsible for their own decisions of what they read. Here are some of my main complaints about the series:
- Bella is a very poor heroine for young girls to look up to.
- The idea of Bella being so obsessively in love at such a young age.
- Edward as the ideal boyfriend is beyond thought without Bella having any comparison.
- The way that Bella so easily leaves family/friends and isolates herself.
- The idea of using marriage as a way to solve problems.
- Bella’s lack of parental supervision.
- Little to no character development, with the exception of Jacob.
- Certain descriptions being repeated over and over again (OK Edward is beautiful, I get it)
- The introduction of so many secondary characters with no real background/follow-up.
- A monotonous ending that seemed to go on forever, with not a trace of tension or action.
- Sparkly vampires – umm no.
Anyways, those are just things that irk me about the series. My main complaint is that kids (teen girls especially) are going so incredibly crazy about the Twilight series. I didn’t enjoy Bella’s being created as such an obsessive character, but seeing the obsession of fans is tens times worse. If fans were just really excited about the books that would be fine, but when you see kids screaming and fighting over a book or T-shirt, then there is something wrong. Hopefully, these fans have the sense to seperate the fictional characters from the actors portraying them, because these stars aren’t setting too wonderful of an example either.
Anyways, these are just my thoughts. I didn’t care for these books, but if you do that’s fine too. The world would be a very dull place if we all agreed on everything. Oh and I have to share this totally awesome artist that I stumbled across – Jae Waller – her website is called Mill City Fiasco and she has lots of fun stuff there. Here is one of her comix that I thought was hilarious and is appropriate for this post:
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