Friday, March 20, 2009

New Moon


So I finally finished New Moon today, the second book in the Twilight series, and to be honest, it was excrutiating. Am I the only person in the world who doesn't like these books? I do have to admit that near the end it got better for me, but in the beginning I literally forced myself to struggle through because I just want to finish the series already! (I have to finish something I started no matter how much I dislike it.)

Here are a few reasons why I'm having a hard time with the Twilight series so far:

-First of all, Bella is sooo annoying. She is pessimistic, dull, impulsive, immature, irrational, and did I mention annoying? I hate how she acted when Edward left her. Don't get me wrong, most of us have loved and lost and can totally relate to feeling lonely, abandoned, helpless, hurt, confused, and incomplete. I mean, who hasn't longed for a lover? But she takes depression and I might even add low self-esteem to a whole new level. Maybe I am only thinking this way because I couldn't help but think of my Beehives who I actively try to teach self-worth to. What is Bella teaching these young girls? That life ceases to exist because a boy leaves you? That there is no point in living life to the fullest because some boy hurt you so deeply? That in order to be happy you need your boyfriend? That's life people! Bad things happen and a boy should never stop us from being truly happy and living our true potential! A boy should never stop us from feeling unworthy, insignificant, or belittled! I have learned over the years that in order to reach true happiness about oneself, you need to be complete and whole as a person, as an individual, and when you do find the love of your life, and HE also feels whole as a person and as an individual, THEN can you achieve true "completeness" together! It just scares me that young girls reading this will think that they need to find their "Edward" out there and that if they don't have "him", they are nothing. I mean I already had one of my young women ask me, "Sister Hart, why can't every boy be like Edward?" AHH! There is no such thing, my dear! Again, I can totally relate that there needs to be time to heal from heartache and break-up, and that is not easy, but I mean, COME ON BELLA!

-Second of all, Edward is kinda...creepy. He definetly grew on me near the end of New Moon, but for the longest time I was like, "What a creep!" I also hated the way he treated Bella in the beginning of their relationship in the last book and in this book. While reading I would just think to myself, "And who do you think you are???"

Anyways, I know I rambled there for a bit. I may be reading into this book WAY more than I should. Maybe I just have too much pride as a woman and I should just sit back, relax, and read for pure entertainment only. haha I hope the next two books are better?

7 comments:

Danielle said...

I am so with you!! I thought I was alone in not liking the Twilight series. Who can possibly be attracted to a white, hard and cold man....glad to see I am not alone!

thewestenskows.blogspot.com said...

Well I did like the books but I do definetly see your point as well. Very deep! ;) And-- congratulations on another little girl! That is so awesome and we are so excited for you guys. And-- You have the tiniest tiny belly ever! It is so cute!

HANK AND EMILY said...

Ok I will not lie the second book was so so hard for me to get through, but they do get better. I am no obsessed but i like them, but i hated the second book!

becca b said...

The next two books aren't that much better, and the movie's horrible. I just saw it yesterday for the first time and almost jumped out the window...

Ashley Lynne said...

No you're not! I've never read them... more out of time constraints- and I've never really been one to follow the crowd. So.... I guess thats a lame excuse- but yeah- never read them or seen the movie. :)

Tyler, Kathy & Charlie said...

I enjoyed your review. I liked the books a lot better before they became so popular. There is so my hype built up around them that I think there is a lot to live up to, and they obviously fall short. Its been a long time since I've read them, I think the 3rd book was okay, I absolutely hated the last book.

Whitney Elizabeth said...

the problem with these books is they are so so bad in so many ways, but yet you can't stop reading them. it's kinda annoying. they just get longer.

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