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“Many say to treat this book as a only a "young adult romance." Of course, that's what it is. But even by those standards, this book is sub par. I've read many young adult books that have much more devoloped characters, less horribly redundant storylines, and overall more well-written. It is a pretty fast read. I found myself motivated by the desire for something to happen, rather than the same conversations between Bella and Edward over and over. The entire book can be summed up with:
Bella: "What could this perfect creature ever want with me? I'm so inferior!"
Edward: "I love you for you!"
Bella: "You sure? You won't leave?"
That's it! Even when something does finally happen, it's predictable. I don't like the characters much, particularly Bella. She's shallow, way insecure, annoying, and totally unperceptive.
This book is way overrated. Yeah, it's a decent read at the very most. It doesn't deserve all the hype and I really wish people would quit comparing it to Harry Potter!
*steps off soapbox*
Samantha M wrote this review Wednesday, December 3, 2008.