Tuesday

Are you Twilighting?

I robbed this wonderful picture from Ciara over at Milkmoon, to show you what my daughter has been up to for the last few weeks... Twilighting... 
And, it seems, so has everyone in the universe, it is everywhere isn't it?

So, I read it to see what the fuss was about.

I sat down yesterday, and over a couple of hours in a quiet room, and then another couple of hours in bed, I read the whole thing through.  I haven't done that since I was a teenager myself!
Holes in the plot aside (and there are many!) it was one of those stories that drags you kicking and screaming (with joy) back to your teen years, when books like this encouraged day dreams about the shopkeepers son, or that boy who catches the bus at the same time you do every day... At Marys age I would routinely fall in love with boys on the bus and while away the days dreaming of all the possibilities to come.  

This book reminded me of those daydreams, with all its inconsistencies, and it was probably the most romantic and sincere thing I have read in years... I threw my irritations at Meyer (who I think probably got a bit lost in the romance herself) away and jumped in head first... 
If you haven't read it - Do! True, it is a book aimed at 12-15 year olds, and it is FULL of holes (Which Meyer has attempted to resolve with Midnight Sun), it is a bit lazy, but... BUT... You will adore it... It will, he will, haunt you (You might even find yourself googling 'Edward Cullen' late at night!)!  Just let go of any adult expectations, and go with it...

Happy Reading!

6 comments:

Emily said...

hahaha I read Twikight a few years ago and then the latest finished the latest 2 days after it came out. I really enjoyed the book and agree that they are great for taking you away for a little while. I really did not like the movie though.

Lisa said...

I haven't seen the movie yet! Although my daughter has already watched it, and the special features, about ten times! ;-)

Ciara said...

Yay! I so glad you liked it!

I've got over my embarrassment in thinking I was the only thirty-something re-living her teens! HA! It's been brilliant reading all the gushing 'reviews' on various blogs of women of a similar vintage as me. What is it about him? Sigh...

Anyway, I'll lay it all on the table and say I loved the film too. And I have such a big Rob Pattinson crush now that I feel like a teenager again. Yay!

Cee Tindall said...

I'm so glad you wrote that you devoured the book in one day - I did too! It was a cute story and ditto on going back to the teen years. My dd (14) has been in love w/ the series when it wasn't even heard of, so I've listened to her talk about the story for 3 years. Finally after she ranted and kicked about hating the movie so bad, I read the books. What I'm getting out of this is, that I'm bonding w/ my daughter and we have something we share in interest! Thanks for being so real! HUG from the desert south west!!

Lisa said...

Hi Cee! Thanks for such a lovely comment - I totally agree on the bonding thing, it is great isn't it!

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