i did not. I feel like the only female on the planet who isn't infatuated with the hero: edward cullen and his God-like perfection. i bought this book because I believed all the hype. (my sister corinne LOVED it. she said she read all 3 in like 2 weeks or something, arah said it was a little cheesy and i don't think kami has read it yet) actually i had merv buy the series for me for christmas because everyone raved about it. so, i wanted to like this book. I REALLY did. i like vampire stories and (zombie stories & scary stories too).
i know its a young adult novel, but i just thought it was boring. it goes on and on and on and on and on, day after day after day...I don't get why it's so important to tell us EVERY SINGLE CLASS that Bella goes to at school, for months on end, especially if it's totally irrelevant to the storyline. we get to hear what she eats and when, what she does for homework, exactly how well she slept each night, and so on, every day. And it's almost never interesting facts that are relevant. it takes FOREVER to finally get to the good part which is only about the last 1/5 of the book.
and what was up with her clumsiness? unless she has some sort of medical disorder, the only reason for it seems to be to set up scenarios for her to be rescued. no one is ever that conveniently clumsy in the real world, not unless it's an act to get attention. she's so clumsy that you figure she probably has an inner ear problem. she's constantly miserable and overdramatic.
and whats with all of the sappiness? endless discriptions of edward , how attractive and charming with "amber eyes and full lips" over and over and over. and how all they ever do is "stare" or"glare" at each other. i think it took up about 200 of the 500 pages.
i guess i was just expecting a lot more.
the only character i ever liked was jacob. and i liked the scene in the forest too.
i've heard there are a lot of grammatical and spelling mistakes also but I did not notice them so i can't comment on them. i'm the queen of typos myself.
i'm trying to decide if i should read the other 2 or not. so are they better? is there some twist in the plot or does bella at least become a vampire too?
i've heard about another vampire series called "the uglies trilogy". it's suppose to be good. i think i'll check it out.