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(Note: this blog is NOT a place for arguing. If anyone starts harrassing me over this, I will delete your comment immediately. This is just me stating an opinion. If you have something intelligent to say, say it, but you’re not going to change my mind.)

¬†Why is the book Twilight so popular? Rhetorical question, don’t answer it. I’ve read all three books, and I don’t understand what’s so great about them. But that’s not really what’s bothering me. What’s bothering me is that people get mad at me for not liking them! They think I’m just trying to be different (which infuriates me more, because people who do that drive me bananas), or something. In any case, it lowers people’s opinion of me.

Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Shouldn’t I be judging them for being so easily swayed by a pop culture book?

Anyway.

The book is poorly written. No, it is not descriptive. It says Edward is “perfect,” and I think it might’ve mentioned at one point that his hair is red. Also, the characters are so so so so SO SO flat. They’re not ever developed, which makes the lack of plot all the more painful. They’re not likeable, either. I hate Bella and Edward. Bella is whiney, useless, lazy, and a cookie cut-out girl. I really don’t see anything remarkable about her. Edward is possessive, borderline abusive, and boring. His only redeeming quality is that he plays the piano.

The only character I like is Jacob, because he’s real. He’s likeable, he’s charismatic, and he falls in love with Bella because they’re such great friends, not because her blood smells good or because he’s intrigued by the fact that he can’t read her mind.

I was going to list more reasons why it’s an insult to JK Rowling to compare Twilight with Harry Potter, but I’ve already wasted enough blog space.

(And yes, I’m expecting y’all to give me hell for this blog, but that’s your choice.)

NOTE: if you’ve read this and disagree, or whatever, go to this link. And leave me alone.

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