By Stephenie Meyer
Little Brown, Books for Young Readers
The Short of It:
The second book in the insanely popular Twilight series; this one fell totally flat for me.
The Rest of It:
Okay, this is where you all judge me. I have to admit it, last Christmas I was swept up with Twilight. I read it over Christmas break and it was the perfect read for my overstressed brain. I also wanted to read it before my son did so that I could determine for myself if it was appropriate or not. In the end, I decided he could skip it. The ‘stalking’ thing bothered me a bit. I know that aspect bothered other readers as well. Sigh.
So what possessed me to pick up the next book? Well, pure entertainment and the fact that my friend and I plan to see the movie on Black Friday after a full day of shopping. I don’t know about you but I must read the book before I see a movie based on said book. So I read it and…
What a waste of time! It was just so ridiculous and I tired of Bella’s clumsiness and her need to be rescued all the time. However, I am not bashing anyone for liking it. I see its draw. It’s just that at my age, I don’t have patience for stupid girls who do foolish things. Many times I raised my eyes to the heavens and exclaimed…”WTF?”
Needless to say, I won’t be picking up the next book. I had a momentary lapse in judgment. Will you forgive me?