Twilight Is a Terrible Vampire Story

 

I am reading Twilight – finally – and I can definitely understand why it’s so popular among young girls: the allure and excitement of forbidden and dangerous love is a universal, if overplayed, fantasy. I’m buying into it right now since, despite my actual dislike of the book as a literary underachievement (to put it lightly), I too have fallen prey to the fantasy Twilight presents: the desire to have a protector – a chivalric knight in shining armor, or a sensitive and romantic a prince charming – always at the ready to rescue you, always faithfully admiring you, the damsel in distress. Bonus: Edward is hot.

Unfortunately, Meyer is an unskilled writer and that may have something to do with the fact that this was her debut…

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