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I read these books because Mo was reading them. They are quite compelling. I can see how so many girls (and women!) are captivated. There are some interesting themes. It's all well written, even the one I didn't like. I guess I didn't get so emotionally caught because I was filtering my own reading in preparation to talk about it with Mo. We had a lot to talk about.
I related to Breaking Dawn on a personal level more than the others. I was a bit surprised by that. Even though I figured out a lot of what was coming, there were still some surprises. There are holes too, but I'm not going to go there now. I also have some issues with the worldview presented, but I talked about them with Mo. I'm good with that.
The thing that most intrigued me in this book was that Bella spent a lot of time figuring out her 'gift', and in that, discovering herself. Through the whole series, she did not realize that she had something to offer that was unique and powerful. Before she completely understood what it was, she began to perfect it. She got lots of help from friends too. Up to that point, she isolated herself from all but a select few. That always bothered me. I was glad that she also recognized it was something she shouldn't hide behind. She learned to use it and she learned how to put it aside.
Maybe, just maybe, Bella has reminded me of myself a bit.
My last Wall post to Rachel. Saturday night.
at 9:54pm on August 9th, 2008
liked it best.
liked it best.