I finally finished those Twilight books! This is one of the most miserable reading experiences I've ever had. Her writing reminded me of some of what was turned in during the creative writing classes I taught. That's not a compliment. Have you read what teenagers write? Some of my students wrote better than she does.
The first book wasn't that bad. It was about teenagers with their dramas and angst. The only parts that really bothered me were the design of that school with separate buildings for each department in a place where it rains all the time and the cheesy romance novel dialogue. Each book got progressively worse until that unbearably long, horrible last one. I hated it the most. This genre of literature by definition is supposed to include fantasy that is believable in its context. Not in these books! I resented every minute of that last book, became furious about the stupid tricks in it, and despaired about the taste of the reading public. I would have quit reading it if not for my granddaughter. Now I want to know what she likes about these characters and the books.
I have some well-written books lined up to read and am so ready for them! This is part of my life I'll never get back.
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