never been so happy to finish a book! — 4 years ago
I can’t beleive how much acclaim this book has gotten. As an 23 year old, the reading level is just too base for me.
Beyond that the overly romanticized relationship between Bella and Edward was sickening. “his pale skin” this and “his perfect face” that. His “glistening chest as he laid in the grass”. His “strong marble arms”. Blah blah blah blah blah. Every other sentence was some obsessive description of this vampire by a young girl. It was just overkill. After the 100th reference to his awesomeness I couldn’t take it. I could basically skim through pages skipping over paragraphs that had already been written before. It wasn’t appealing. Half of this book could have been cut!
Bella is a nut. And needs help. And the fact that young girls her age identify with obsessing over a boys as much as Bella does (enough to want to die and become a vampire like him) is creepy. Get a hobby, read a real book, do some community service. There’s plenty of time in your life for a guy to suck the life out of you at some point. :)