I finished the fourth and final Twilight book yesterday. And yes, Bella is a little over-the-top in her adoration of her boyfriend, but Edward is the soul of prudence and restraint. Bella doesn’t believe in religion, Edward is convinced he no longer has a soul and is damned.
Aren’t these wonderful topics to encourage discussion?
While the fourth book is over-the-top in many ways–it’s really different from the other three–I found myself thinking that it’s almost a perfect metaphor for heaven. SPOILER HERE: After Bella receives her “vampire body” and is experimenting with all the things it can do, I kept thinking of what heaven will be like in our new, transformed spiritual bodies. Paul wrote about them, and I can’t help but think we’ll experience the same delight Bella felt.
Anyway–if you go looking for things to find wrong about these books, you’re sure to find them. But if you settle back and enjoy them, I think you’ll find much to discuss with your daughters and friends. I’m looking forward to our book club discussion on the first book. I’m already halfway through it for the second time. 🙂
A poem today–and a challenge.
It is a terrible thing To be so open: it is as if my heart Put on a face and walked into the world.