I’m only doing this because it has been ten years since I read these books, and I am supposed to be an adult now.
I’m sure all of you have heard by now that Stephenie Meyer has re-written Twilight with switched gender perspectives. As in Bella = Beau and Edward = Edythe.
Soooo I have made my position on the Twilight saga quite clear. In case you don’t know, I’m from Port Angeles, WA. Also known as the town that Edward and Bella go on their date in, etc. etc. When I was in high school, people from all over the country came to visit my town and see the movie premiers in a theater so crappy that it has now been officially closed. It was just ridiculous and it pissed 16-year old me off. Seriously, go Google Port Angeles and press “images” and Twilight comes up. And no, none of the movie was filmed there. Which added to my irritation. Plus, teenage me hated anything everyone else loved.
But before all that… I read the books. And if I’m being honest, I liked them. THIS IS A BIG DEAL FOR ME TO SAY, GUYS. THIS IS MY TWILIGHT COMING OUT. Did I like Bella? No. She was pretty pathetic. But they were a fun read and you know what? No matter what you think of them, they are a freakin movement. Stephenie Meyer made the love triangle popular. She made vampires popular. Hell, she made YA popular. She deserves partial credit for this incredible genre we all love. And you know what? Kudos, Stephanie. Kudos. You rocked it. I can only dream of achieving even a fraction of what you have.
BUT NOW. What is this?! Too far. Not on board. I’m jumping ship. Again. I was never really on the ship. But anyway. It drives me crazy when authors don’t know when to let go. I understand that she’s addressing the flack she’s gotten on the fact that her protagonist is basically a doormat. But the Twilight saga is over. OVER, PEOPLE. LET IT GO.
That is all.
What do you guys think?? Excited? Irritated? Let me know below!
I’ll write again soon! Until then, keep reading!