Hi, everyone. Just wanted to chime in. My daughter (age 13) is absolutely obsessed with this whole series but get this. She's read it over three times but every time, she's talking with her friends and they all critique it so harshly with statements like "this sucks" or "why do I do this to myself" yet, they had me take them all (10 girls mind you), to see the movie of which I enjoyed.
My daughter was like "mom, you don't get it. you'd have to read the book and then you would say the movie sucked" I just smiled but let them all know that movies never do books justice. I used to be a Stephen King fan and they did movies on his books and just totally made a mess of 'em. (I think).
Anyway, she enjoyed the first book but this recent one, that we had to sit in a Barnes and Noble for several hours until finally at midnight the book boy brought 'em out and the girls literally attacked him like crazy, this particular book she despises yet craves at the same time. For a whole week after reading it, she carried it around with her with this sneaky smile on her face like Linus with his blanket.
Once, my lil' son (age 10) hid it from her and boy, the house was in uproar until he finally came clean and told her and boy did she let him have it. He just walked off giggling.
Hubbie and I were looking at each other confused.
Then he says to me, "and I thought you were crazy about Y&R but this takes the cake." I guess, we have a family of obsessions.
It's like an addiction you wanna give up but are too drawn in. Go figure.
My oldest daughter (1st year in college), she says Stephanie Meyer should take a break writing because her efforts are becoming too painful
to read. This comes from an avid reader. Go figure on that one. Happy holidays everyone.