New Moon by Stephanie Meyer Published September 2006 563 pages Fiction
I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m continuing with the Twilight series when I didn’t like Twilight all that much. Well, my friend had a fun idea for how we could review the third book, and I figured suffering through a so-so book was worth it.
So since most of you have read this book, let’s just talk about it. **There’s spoilers below, so you may not want to continue if you haven’t read this book.
Did anyone else notice that Bella must have all men in her life all the time? I mean, she wants Edward AND Jacob. Even when Jacob’s like, ‘Yeah, I can’t hang with you right now,’ Bella still insists they be friends, even though she knows Jacob has feelings for her. Bella is totally leading Jacob on and I think it’s cruel.
Did anyone else notice that Bella is COMPLETELY OBSESSED with Edward? Like, in an unhealthy way? And I know that people are prone to that behavior at Bella’s age (17/18), but still. It’s ridiculous. She totally drops her friends when Edward’s around, which is WRONG and a red flag.
And that whole clutching her heart business? What a drama queen.
And then when Edward makes the completely reasonable offer of marrying her before she becomes a vampire, she’s all ‘Oh, I don’t know.’ And all this time she’s begging anyone who will listen to make her into a vampire. And she can’t imagine loving anyone but Edward, can’t imagine being with anyone but Edward, she wants to become a vampire so she can be with Edward for all eternity, and yet she gets weird when he proposes. I KNOW her parents are divorced and that’s affected her blah blah blah. I think her ambivalence towards marrying Edward was completely out of character.
Those are my major complaints. Let me know what you think about any of these topics (or any others that have been bothering you!) and we’ll discuss.
(I know I haven’t read books 3 and 4, but this is my visceral reaction to book 2. Feel free to tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about since I haven’t read the 3rd and 4th books.)