On Friday, I gave Twilight a try. The book, not the movie. I have several reactions to the first hundred pages, which I struggled to get through and scrapped the book after that.
Reaction #1: From a writer's standpoint, the voice Stephanie Meyers uses is passive. (Example: "He was looking at her." vs. the active voice - "He looked at her.") That all but drove me insane. Not completely, but it came thisclose. I toyed with the idea of counting how many times the word "was" occurred on each page. This gave me a thumb-down right off the bat.
Reaction #2: High school romantic drama. Need I say more? *gags*
Reaction #3: I fail to see how great the "hero" of this story is if he's stalking the heroine. Yes, I said stalking.
Reaction #4: Aren't vampires evil? The whole story had a darkness shadowing it, which, I think, is a main draw.
Reaction #5: Well... At least she had a Chevy truck... (I'm stretching for a good point to mention)
My vote on this book is for you to pass on it. Go find something better to read. It won't be that difficult.
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