It really still needs to be said?
Nothing. It doesn't even make a good paperweight.
Poor story telling, sparkling vampires, no traditional lore, bad morals for teens
The Bottom Line:
Avoid at all cost. You will lose brain cells. This book displays what happens when a writer does no research.
I was quite surprised after all this time to still see such positive reviews for this book. I was under the impression that it had been made quite clear that this is more a piece of unfulfilled teenage fantasy than it has ever been a real book.
Meyer's pacing is lacking, her word choice showcases little more than rudimentary thesaurus thumping, and her characters have less depth than their life-size cardboard doppelgangers.
I am a student at a creative writing college course and I can say first hand that, to the professionals I have met, Twilight is little more than a reference point on what not to do in writing. Not only are Meyer's technical writing skills lacking, but she also has no idea about characterization, plot development, or research requirements.
Anyone looking for a real vampire novel should stay as far from this trash as possible. There is no murder, no lore, no knowledge, and certainly no intrigue to be found here.
Also, in reference to Twilight being called the Romeo and Juliet of this century, that is a joke. Romeo and Juliet was intended as a precautionary tale, while Twilight promotes teenagers making poor and premature choices. It also promotes a very unhealthy belief that girls must be with boys to be happy.
If I were a parent, I'd never let my child near this book.