* warning * Spoilers below * end warning *
So I finished reading Breaking Dawn a few days ago and I’ve been trying to decide how to go about reviewing it on here, as I feel some form of commentary is necessary. I mean, I’m sure I could go on at length about how amazing it is (and I might), but I don’t think that’s enough – I want more than that – I already know that I loved it. I know I consider it to be one of her best works of fiction yet – the best in the series by far, and that I loved every minute of it. I know that I enjoyed thinking, “Oh I totally know what’s going to happen” and loved even more the several times that I was WRONG, though I was so right about a few things…
But I also know that a lot of my readers (Red Knows How, Trials and Tribulations, My Musings, Four Seasons Farm, to name a few…) read or are reading the book also and I bet there are more of you lurking out there. I know for the past month or so I’ve had loads of my friends asking me, “Did you finish it yet?” both in real life and here in blogland via comments. Well, let it be known: I FINISHED
And what I really want to know is – what did YOU think about the book?
What was your favorite part? Least favorite?
Did anyone reading this NOT like it, because I keep hearing about these “negative” reviews it got and I just don’t understand WHY? Are they just sorely unhappy Jacob fans or is there something I missed? I mean, I saw a couple of typos, sure, but show me a book without a typo and I’ll show you a euclidean love story… I mean… Um. Never mind, Sesame Street humor.
So – who’s up for some book talk? Anyone want to join me in the comments session for a little OMG fun – tell me about your favorite characters, your favorite scene, your least favorite scenes & also tell me, are you going to see the movie?
To answer my own comments, I think my favorite character has to be Bella as she is so much like myself but I also love Alice – she cracks me up and is such a good friend, sister and sister-in-lawish. I’d love to have someone like Alice in my life, the ultimate in ego boosts since 2005.
My favorite scene in the book was probably the first few hours of Bella being a vampire, after the long drawn out burning bleck, when everything was amazing and bigger than life and all the sensory description just sent me into overdrive and I can still remember going for a drive shortly after putting down the book after that chapter and feeling that “too cool for school” vibe I get whenever I see an action movie or watch an espionage show on tv or read a book like this – my mind wants desperately to see that action itself and I walk a little cooler, until I trip stumble and remember, yeah, that’s still not me. I stand a good chance of being a Bella Swan, but Bella Cullen, not likely…
My least favorite part? I guess the first chapter of Jacob’s section kind of threw me for a loop – I didn’t see it coming, I didn’t understand what was going on, and I missed Bella’s “narrative style.” Obviously Jacob doesn’t think the way Bella does, so Meyer didn’t write it the same either and it took me a few pages to get used to it, but in the end I really loved being able to see inside his head for awhile and I grew to love those pages just as much as the rest of the book.
And I’m definitely going to see the movie – it comes out one week after the new James Bond flick so I’m toying with the idea of getting the girls together with their respective guys so that WE can go see Twilight and THEY can go see Bond and WE can ALL be happy. Red, you with me?