Sunday, November 16, 2008
I just finished reading "Twilight." I give it 3 stars out of five. Unlike some of my friends who are addicted to the series by Stephanie Meyer, I am absolutely not charmed by the first book (not that I have read all of the four books of the series). I guess I am just not thrilled by the fact that the book is written from the first person point of view. I have never noticed before that books or stories that are written from the first person point of view could turn me off so quickly. I am not sure why that's the case but I just can't stand having to read "I" "My" "Mine" "Me" all the time. It's exhausting to my mind.
I am not sure what this post would turn out to be (to praise the book or not to praise the book, that is the question). I am not a big fan of fantasy novels (I am especially not into high school students' lives, no matter how exciting it may sound...because I dislike my high school life to the extreme). Therefore, this book has already given me a not-so-good impression right from the start. However, I am also drawn to this book because I judge the book by its cover. I love the illustration of the cover of "Twilight"--a pair of pale arms holding a bright red apple extended to whoever. I think that's pretty interesting. I have also heard a lot of good comments about this book at BYUH. I think what's so intriguing about the story is it's about vampires. I still think that's the coolest thing ever...even though I just told Leighton there's no way I believe in Vampires because they are faker (more fake?) than my fake Dolce Gabbana bag (Hmm..I am not sure how those two things are related. All i wanted to illustrate is that those beings are fake fake fake.)
One last bad thing to say about "Twilight" is that I seriously don't like the main character, Bella. She is so unlikeable. Her character is so, for the lack of better description (does this happen to English majors often?), lame. I don't know how anyone can be sooooo... physically weak. She can't do anything without hurting herself (c'mon, is that even realistic?). I do have to confess that one of the reasons (just a very insignificant reason, okay) is I am jealous at how she could win the heart of the most perfect being in the whole fiction world. It's toooooooooooooo annoying! It's a nightmare!