Monday, December 29, 2008

Twilight- a MAN'S opinion

Twilight-by Stephenie Meyer

Half the girls say that Edward Cullen is the hottest man alive, the other half hate it. What should you think if you haven't read the book? Here's my opinion:

Twilight is a novel about Isabella (shortened to "Bella") Swan, who moves to Forks, Washington, to be with her father, Charlie. Bella notices a boy at school, Edward Cullen. Eventually she concludes he's a vampire from some legends from a Native American (Jacob Black). Bella loves Edward and Edward loves her back (blah blah blah, the usual love story stuff). Edward knows Bella knows he and his family are all vampires, so they don't keep it a secret from her anymore. As vampires, they have super abilities, like super strength. The Cullens choose not to drink the blood of humans, unlike other vampires, but the blood of animals. Soon, while the entire family and Bella are playing baseball in the woods (to avoid being seen by others), another human-blood drinking group of vampires discover them playing. One of the vampires, James, wants to drink Bella's blood. Eventually, James dies because Edward killed him, but not before James is able to harm Bella. Bella begs to become a vampire, but Edward won't let her.

Okay, now we have the book out in front of us, let's take a look, shall we?

The Good:
  • It has a good plot. Some action, little romance, very nicely done.

The Bad:
  • Half of the book is about how hot Edward is. Plot is slow to develop. Think of it this way: you know those plot lines you saw in high school? If the line were 10 inches long, it climbs up narrowly (very very narrowly) first, then spikes up at 8 inches and comes back down at 9.5 inches. Not that greatly presented, but it's not a bad story.

Note that the line does move up a little before the big spike. A little. It moves, though.

The Ugly:
  • There isn't that much ugly inside this book. There is one part that I thought was horribly ridiculous, and this is the most criticized part. Somewhere inside the "I love you"'s, Bella and Edward go into a meadow....which puts him in direct sunlight. When vampires are in direct sunlight (according to Meyer), they start glowing. Like with the light of a thousand glittering jewels. (Yeah...awkward.) That's the stupid part. What Bella and Edward say and what they do inside the meadow isn't that bad (just more "I love you"'s), but honsetly, glowing? That's a little too much.

Well there you have it: Twilight, the first book, for's not horribly obsessive, but it isn't as long or as action-packed as Eragon so that way you can remember everything that happened.

7.5/10 stars.


  1. this book was stupid. nice review. sry bout that comment in ur shoutbox...didnt read this lol. but seriously get some work done on that design!

  2. Great review and i completely agree with you

  3. I don't know. Personally I love the book (I'm a girl who's into all that girly, mushy-gushy romance stuff so I guess my review doesn't count for much) It was an original twist on a traditional theme. I think the idea that someone could be in love with one of fictions most frightening creatures is alluring. And that fact that Edward sparkles but doesn't burn was one of the things I loved. No one has ever thought of that before for vampires. Her imagination is so huge, I just love it. The only thing that bothers me a lot is when people compare Twilight to Harry Potter. In my opinion Twilight does not even come as a runner up next to Harry Potter. Twilight is a fad that will fade away as soon as the movies are finished (I mean the Hunger Games have pretty much replaced it.), but Harry Potter? No that's a story that going to last for years to come, just like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.


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