Monday, April 27, 2009

Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer Partial Review

I have made it to approximately page 200 of Breaking Dawn (fourth in the Twilight series) and surprised I've made it this far. I am really having a hard time getting into this one. This series is written in the first person. It seemed okay that the first person was changed at the end of the third book, but I'm not liking it so much in this book.

So far I would have to give it a D, although I'm hoping that will change very soon or I might never make it to the end.

I would definitely say this is not a book for young children.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse is third in the Twilight series. I just finished reading it this morning. I loved the first three quarters of the book; it really kept my interest. The last quarter, I wasn't as excited about. Again, I didn't find anything too suggestive for young children in this one. Will be starting the fourth, Breaking Dawn, in the series tonight.
I guess I'll give it a B+

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Moon - Stephenie Meyer

I just finished New Moon (second in the Twilight series) by Stephenie Meyer. Although the book kept my interest, I did not think it was as good as the first one, Twilight. I found several times throughout the book saying, "please, just get on with it". I do not normally read quite this much or this fast, but since the 1st, I've been sick :-( and in bed for most of the past 6 days. This book does not have the racy parts that book #1 has.

New Moon gets a B+

Not being as thrilled with #2 has not kept me from starting Eclipse, third in the series, though I've only read Chapter 1.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight is the first in a series of four books written by Stephenie Meyer. I'm hearing it's the new craze for teens and tweens. I must admit, I did not think I would like any book that involved vampires, but I was delightfully surprised.

The whole time I was reading Twilight, I was considering my 10-year-old neighbor (well 11-year-old neighbor -- she just had a birthday) and if it was appropriate for her to read. She, I think, is on book #3, Eclipse, and has really enjoyed them. She told me she was not allowed to read book #4 because of the content. Can't wait to see what is in that one!

Well, moms out there, I guess I have to say I think you are the best judge. There is no sex in the book, but it is quite racy. There's lots of "breath on my skin" type stuff and Bella does have a nighttime visitor in her room. The main character, Bella Swan, is 17. It seems to me like it was probably written for that age group.

Stephenie Meyer, you get an A+ for twilight.

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