Don’t judge me! (actually, I judge me for liking this book so, I can’t really say anything if you’re looking down on me). I’d also better warn for spoilers ahead.
So for anyone who somehow missed the phenomenon that is Twilight, and it’s many hardcore fans, here’s a summary. The Twilight series (4 books) is about a teenager called Bella Swan, and it follows her as she moves to a town called Forks, to live with her dad. It soon becomes clear that a boy in her school, Edward Cullen, is a vampire and that she may have accidentally fallen in love with him. Over the four books she almost dies a few times and discovers some other mystical people but, she also gets a cool vampire family so, who cares?(!)
I both love and hate this book. I love it because it’s a cheesy romance and it’s fun to read, and I just really enjoyed it when I first read it aged 12, but then I hate it for pretty much the same reasons.
Because, my love for it exists, despite the fact that Bella is completely useless and relies completely on Edward – which is a terrible example to set to any young girl. And then, Edward is kind of possessive and stalkerish which isn’t great. So my message here is, don’t read this book if you’re looking for good moral lessons, only if you want a fun story to read …oh, and if you like werewolves and vampires.
Personally I much prefer the werewolves in this book to the vampires, I think they’re much less creepy (except for the imprinting on a baby and a two year old – that’s creepy as hell), and also they’re much more fun to be around. Plies, with a werewolf, you get your own personal hot water bottle for the winter, and a dog that understands everything your saying so, all wins in my opinion.
I suggest this book for age 11+, although maybe I’d be a bit careful with the last book as that has more mature themes. I think this is a fun book to read, just don’t give it to anyone who’s easily influenced by books.