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Amazing.  I now see why such a fuss is made over this saga.  Sheer and utter brilliance.  I feel like starting from Twilight and re-living Bella and Edward’s journey again – but I have got a life lol.  Over the past few months, my time has been stolen by Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.  I have to say, out of the four, Eclipse was my favourite read.  I thought the tension between the love Bella had for Edward AND Jacob was annoying yet beautifully written (If that makes any sense!).  Breaking Dawn ended the story nicely with a Happy Ending indeed – not that any of them will have an end as such!  I’m so glad I dropped the strange grudge I held with Twilight (I’m not sure why but hearing about it used to make me angry and I’d never even read them!) as they will join the list of my favourite stories.

I hear the author has the 1st twelve chapters of Edward’s version of Twilight, Midnight Sun, available on her website.  I won’t be reading them until she has finally come back and completed the whole thing so that I’m not left hanging in the middle of his story – I bet it’s so romantic and lovely.  After reading the four books cover-to-cover, I am definitely Team Edward.  A lot of people think he’s controlling and too possessive, but I disagree.  I found the relationship between Bella and Edward to be so strong, perfect and sweet and can appreciate why he’s so protective.  I don’t have anything against Jacob – I’m very glad he got his happy ending, I just like Edward better!

So, once again, I am sorry for cussing and turning my nose up at this beautiful, encapsulating story – my opinion has been drastically reversed!  I’m not going to run to Pulp Clothing and buy a top, but I am a Twilight fan.  One thing though – I will NEVER, EVER watch the films.  No way.  They will spoil the true story for me – the story the books tell.  I don’t like the character choice of Edward and will just be angry all the way through it.  My friends also advise me not to as the films don’t do the book justice.  I’ll stay well clear! 

To all the people who forced me into reading the books…Thanks, I would have never picked them up without you and would have gone a whole lifetime without having the pleasure of experiencing this wonderful story.

I’ll now pass the baton:  All of you that are anti-Twilight and haven’t even read one page….pick it up and don’t put it down until half way through…I’ll bet you fly through the second half without any probing!

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For years, I have cussed and turned my nose up at the Twilight saga.  Those who read the books annoyed me and I had no time to listen to their whining over Edward and Jacob.  A few weeks ago, my friend asked me if I wanted to watch the latest film with her on DVD and my reply was ‘Hell no’!  She asked me why I hated Twilight so much and I actually didn’t have an answer.  This shocked me – why did this line of books annoy me so much?  Where had the hate derived from?  I couldn’t remember.  I knew that I did hate the women who walked around in the T-shirts and read the book over and over again and cried at it because ‘they will never meet a guy like Edward in their life’ but I’ll get on to them later. 

Anyway, my friend rightly said, I should not cuss something I have never read or watched and I agreed.  I stole my mom’s copy of Twilight, opened it and closed it, finished in a week.  It was a great read.  It was a great story and I was hooked immediately.  It really tugged at my heartstrings and all the way through I felt so excited for Bella.  I do think every girl would like to be loved as Edward loves Bella.  My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy for getting sucked into it lol.

I am now on book 3, Eclipse.  I read New Moon as quickly as the 1st.  It was also great.  Stephanie Meyer, I am sorry for slating your fantastic romantic tale.  I don’t even want to watch the films because I don’t want to spoil my take on the book (if that makes sense).  For example, the Edward I picture does not look like Robert Pattinson.  No offense to him.  From now on I will try not to be so pre-judging and I will always try something before I voice such strong opinions. 

However, the women and girls who take Twilight to extremes really do need to return the real world and get a life.  There are actually very nice guys out there that will love and treat you like a princess.  But Twilight is a story – a fictional one.  Life is up and down and so are relationships.  I love my boyfriend and have been with him for 6 years.  Our relationship is not like Bella and Edward’s but I love him as much as Bella loves Edward.    I’m only saying this because there are endless forums for women to talk about how their lives are so empty since reading the books and how the story has made them see how awful the real world is…this is annoying.  Girls, put the books down and get out there…

I should have finished the last book in a month’s time, I wonder how it ends!  I’ve made sure no-one tells me anything!  I take back all my bad words.  So, four years late, the only thing left to decide now is…Team Edward or Team Jacob?  I really can’t choose! …Yet!

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