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Yes, the title is correct. I used to be a Twi-hard. But fear not! I was just a little 7th grader who was excited about the movie coming out and all of my friends were reading the series. If any of you haven't a clue to what I am talking about, I am talking about the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer.
Now, I am not a fan of the books & I wonder sometimes why I was ever a fan of the books. I guess it was the big craze back in Jr. High and everyone was talking about it. I didn't want to be the odd one out. To be honest, the only books I actually liked were the first two. I liked Twilight originally because I thought the idea was unique. Now, looking back on it, I think it was a mediocre idea. There wasn't a huge lesson to be learned in there. It was just a story about a girl who falls in love with a vampire, then falls in love with a werewolf, then becomes a vampire because she gave birth to one...it just didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. But I will admit that at one point in my life, I was obsessed. I remember my parents buying the series for me during Christmas and I spent my Jr. High days reading this series.
The point where I soon realized that this series wasn't "all that" was when I read Breaking Dawn and didn't finish it until a year later. This was the reason I lost interest in reading as much as I did before. I was looking at my stats that I kept in my book notebook (contains all the books I have read since 6th grade) and here they are. In 6th grade (when I sparked) I read 31 books. In 7th grade (when I read the first 3 books of the series) I read 25 books. In 8th grade (when I tried to read the last book) I only read 19 books. Looking back, it shocks me. My freshman year, I didn't even read a lot. Only about 27. But in that 27, I read the Harry Potter series. Then my sophomore year, I read The Hunger Games series. Theses books sparked my interest for reading again.
As I said before, there was a time when I enjoyed these books, but now things have changed. Stephenie Meyer really is a talented writer. Twilight just gives her a bad rep. I mean, I recently read The Host and I loved it. But yeah, I used to be a Twi-hard. To those of you who love her series, good for you :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! Not everyone can be a fan, but really, good for you!
And if any of you were wondering...when I first read the series, I was Team Edward. Now that I'm older, I'm Team Jacob :)
|pssst! look what I got from the thrift store the other day!|