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It might seem redundant to dismiss the fourth and final Twilight novel as escapist fantasy--but how else could anyone look at a romance about an ordinary, even clumsy teenager torn between a vampire and a werewolf, both of whom are willing to sacrifice their happiness for hers? Flaws and all, however, Meyer's first three novels touched on something powerful in their weird refraction of our culture's paradoxical messages about sex and sexuality. The conclusion is much thinner, despite its interminable length. Everygirl Bella achieves her wishes quickly (marriage and sex, in that order, are two, and becoming an immortal is another), and once she becomes a vampire it's almost impossible to identify with her. But that's not the main problem. Essentially, everyone gets everything they want, even if their desires necessitate an about-face in characterization or the messy introduction of some back story. Nobody has to renounce anything or suffer more than temporarily--in other words, grandeur is out. This isn't about happy endings; it's about gratification. A sign of the times? Ages 12up. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Praise for TWILIGHT:
A New York Times Editor's Choice
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Decade
An American Library Association Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I recommand all the books after you see the movie or the other way it is up to your tastePublished 17 months ago by Johanne Tremblay
Wedding - So, Bella's wedding to Edward was not what she wanted, but what she was willing to trade for sex and immortality. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Author Samreen Ahsan
I listen to the story over and over and over on my way to work. Now I watch the movie over and over and over.Published 21 months ago by claudia caccavella
I bought it used, and the condition of the book was stated as being gently used - however, the front cover is almost separated from the spine, the pages are very yellowed and book... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sarah