I finished the entire series and to my shame I have to admit I am anxious for the next movie to come out. I would be worried about myself but some people are addicted to “Desperate Housewives” and “Sex In The City” and I never could see the appeal.
So I’m hooked on stories about teenage vampires in love – go figure. If you have just started reading I encourage you to finish because “Breaking Dawn” – the last book, is the best and ends with the resolution of all the conflicts that began in the first book.
What is there not to attract when you would be forever young, you can’t get sick, you don’t need sleep, you’re rich, and you are forever in that state of having just fallen in love. You don’t have to eat, you are very strong and fast, you don’t have to worry about making a bed or washing dishes. If you are like the Cullens, you only hunt where the wildlife needs thinning out, and you don’t have to worry about the weather (except of course you can’t go out in the sun.
The characters mature in their relationships and good triumphs over evil if you can use the word good to describe a vampire fantasy story. That last sentence is strange given the context but there is actually great deal of discussion about values. Marriage before sex, self-contol, putting someone else’s needs ahead of your own, bravery, family, friendship, cooperation for the greater good; all are present. The vampires seem more human than humans at times.
Maybe that is finally what held my attention. I REALLY like happy endings and I would like to live in a better world. Edward is at rock bottom, concerned for Bella’s soul and Bella believes that Edward might still have one. The entire Cullen family has created a lifestyle that allows them to exist in the world with concern for not hurting humans. They spend more time worrying about that than we humans do.
Escape reality for awhile and visit Forks where things are not as they seem. Have a Caramel Macchiato, a couple of chocolate chip cookies and curl up by the fire. Real life will be waiting.