My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I surprised myself… I actually liked TWILIGHT more than I thought I was going to… in spite of its numerous grammatical faux pas. Or, perhaps, because of?
I do have to remind myself that TWILIGHT is written for the young adult demographic and the level of… how shall I say this… sophistication and technical writing is appropriate for that audience.
TWILIGHT is addictive… I will give the author that. Having now written four books in her vampire/werewolf series, Stephenie Meyer seems to have found a formula that works… a simple story line… simple, if rather ‘un-complex’ characters… and a somewhat blurred line between good and evil. Nothing too deep that the average reader would get mired in.
Her treatment of the vampyre is a bit predictable, but then… I don’t suppose she has had much experience with them to have any real understanding. I find it odd though, that having given the Cullen clan a degree of humanity, the author refers to them as less than human… I refuse to refer to a vampyre as a ‘creature’!
I am now just a bit more than half through with the second book in the series, and likely will finish all four… unless the author ‘runs out of steam’ between the second and fourth books.
I can’t in good conscience give TWILIGHT more than three stars… some might say that was being generous, but I honestly did like the book. I just can’t get past the predictable and rather formulaic story line. And, I do think some of the writing is a bit sub-par, even for a young audience.
Veronica Marie Lewis Shaw
28 December 2011