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Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

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 ★★★★★

So, my review might be a bit biased…

This was my first (and only major) episode of fangirling. I owned a tshirt (“vegetarian vampire” – so edgy). I saw the first movie anembarrassingly high number of times in theater. I judged peoplebased off of Team Edward or Team Jacob (for the record: Edward in the books, Jacob in the movies).

Even now, more than 10 years later, I still absolutely adore this first book – there’s too many good feelings.

I tried so, so hard to look at this book with my sophisticated grown-up eyes, to see past all the trite plotholes and develop a good, sound hatred of Twilight I just can’t – I live for this series.

So, just keep in mind where I am coming from when I decided to reread this one.

My overwhelming realization? Bella should probably be hospitalizedThere is no way she doesn’t have some inner-ear or traumatic brain injury. There is no physically relevant way a seventeen year old could be that unbalanced. 

It defies all logic. It’s like every time I turned the page, there’d she go. Falling. Again.

You really should stay away from me.

The other overwhelming realization? Rosalie was the voice of reason.

I remember absolutely hating her because she was the only one who stood between Edward and Bella. How dare she not love that they’re in love? Well, now that I’m older, it’s more of YOU’RE ONLY SEVENTEEN AND HE’S A HUNDRED YEARS OLDER. Team Rosalie-the-voice-of-reason all the way.

Despite everything, the cheesy quotes, the terribly unrealistic portrayal of love and the big sparkling plot-holes, I can’t help it.

I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

Me, falling in love with this book all over again:

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p.s. Still got that 10 yr old vegetarian vampire shirt in the back of my closet.

Audiobook Comments
Well-read by Ilyana Kadushin, though I wish the guy voices were a bit more distinct when the girl-reader said them. They were all just slightly deeper version of girl-voices. Not much variation in tone/inflection.

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