Since getting the Nook I’ve been reading anything I can get my hands on. I’ve been taking full advantage of Maryland’s state online library, checking out free book after free book. Then a couple of weeks ago I caught an Oprah where forty year old women were debating if Edward or Jacob was better and I decided it was time to see what all of the fuss was about.
I downloaded the first book and finished. Then the second. I’m now halfway done the third and I have to say: I’m just not so sure I get it. I’m certainly not going to go around proclaiming to be a Twi-hard (a real term, HUSBAND. Click the link to the Urban Dictionary. Totally reliable source.)
Mostly I think the series is unrealistic not because of the supernatural elements, but because teenage boys don’t act like that. I did not know a single boy when I was in high school that would wait outside of class for his girlfriend, walk her to class, be at her every beckoned call and be willing to fight and die for her. Romeo and Juliet is a story, a fantasy. As is this set of books.
And I am most certainly not going to be throwing a premiere party with my gal pals and professing my allegiance to Jacob. (But if I were forced to take sides I would totally back Team Jacob.)
Overall, I’m thrilled that Stephanie Meyer has people reading. And I will continue to read the series, but I don’t think you’ll catch me in line for the premiere for Eclipse.