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Monday, September 8, 2008

Book Review - Twilight

OK.... So I jumped on the bandwagon. Sorry, I couldn't help it, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. And, I'll be honest, I'm glad I did.

So now begins my journey in reading all 4 of the books in the series. Oh, what did I get myself in to.

Ok, back to the lesson at hand. Overall, I enjoyed the book. It is a young adult book, and even though I am 28, I am still a young adult in my eyes, so there!

I found the book to be a fairly quick read, although I did have to re -read several portions to make sure that I really understood what was going on. As it is the first book, there is a lot of explaining going on about the characters and their back stories, which to be honest, is always my favorite part. I enjoy the author's writing style and certain attention to detail. She makes to really take interest in the characters and encourages to keep reading. There are certain sections of the book - (i.e. the entire last section of the book where James is tracking them) I do wish they would have elaborated a little more on the happenings of everyone and I wish we could could more about the battle with James. (Yes, I know that these 4 books are suppose to be from Bella perspective and the other 4 were suppose to be from Edward's. But now that might not happen. Ughhh...)

I fell in love with Edward, I couldn't help it. He is a really great character and I look forward to learning what happens next in the New Moon. Which I bought this past weekend, and hope to start during my lunch hour tomorrow.

But - Bad News is I looked up the trailer and characters for the movie coming out in November, I'll be brutally honest, I'm ticked off about several of the people they picked.

First off, while the actor that plays Edward looks similar to what I had envisioned in my head, I have a huge problem with him being the actor that played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter. Granted, I think I'll be able to get over that, but I really question some of the other choices. When the author describes the Cullens, she emphasizes their unearthly beauty, their perfect bodies, complexion, clothes, etc. I don't get that from any of the actors playing the Cullens. Especially the actress playing Rosaline (from the movie Thirteen). I am also disappointed in the look of Carilse, another character that I would like to learn a lot more about. But, they didn't ask me. It also appears that certain sections of the film are different than the movie, which always annoys me.

So, to conclude my ramblings, I would recommend the book and be prepared because you are going to want to continue the rest of the series.

Happy Reading.....


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