08-12-2008 12:27 PM
08-12-2008 12:40 PM
08-12-2008 03:29 PM
Personally, I believe that Breaking Dawn was a great addition to the Twilght series, and I'm very grateful that Stephenie Meyer decided to write this book. Of course, every book has to have a down point and I think I agree that the ending was a surprise---I don't really mind that a new problem kept starting, but I was REALLY expecting an "epic" fight at the end, and was a bit shocked when the Volturi simply walked away. However, I am generally pleased with Meyer's work, and i couldn't help almost crying when I read the words, "the end". :[ Also, I agree with one of you (can't remember who said this), this was the only twilight book which i could actually sleep without nearly dying of curiosity and anxiety!!
08-12-2008 04:43 PM
" I think she's having a hysterics maybe you should slap her" - Alice
08-12-2008 04:55 PM
exactly this book could not have been better everything about it was amazing things that we thought were impossible happened it fufilled all of its expactations and more i never felt more connected to all of the characters
i finally understood all the pain that jacob had gone through becuz of bella and i respect him and somewhat feel his pain i also understand why it was so hard for bella to let him go even though she was with edward its not an easy decision and how they could be amazing parents and still share the love for each other that they had since the beginnning
it had alot of drama and problems yea but i think that that is why its so good it wasnt like anything that had ever happend to them it was more but the fact that they could overcome everything was amazing they had a happy ending
everything that happened i think was inavoidable i mean really u couldnt have just expected for them to have a baby and have no drama having the baby was good cuz that was part of why edward didnt want to change bella he didnt want to take bella's human expericences from her and that was kind and loving of him they got everything that they wanted and some other things but all the drama eexplained alot of things about some of the other vampires and Nessie and Bella got her power and she got to save people the pain that they would have had to endure cuz of Jane or Alec
" I think she's having a hysterics maybe you should slap her" - Alice
08-14-2008 11:41 PM
08-17-2008 03:47 PM
I am an English major at William and Mary with way too much time on my hands, so I decided to post my opinion in this forum.
Point 1. As a writer, you know you cannot please everyone, and so you pretty much leave it up to the characters in your mind to create their own story. You become their outlet. If you expected her to reach into your mind and end the story the way you always imagined it, then perhaps you should write your own book. I think Stephenie achieved her goal to perfection.
Point 2. Of course this book wasn't like the others. Edward and Bella are no longer in highschool or simply dating. Would you have been happier if they hadn't gotten married? If your answer is no, then you have to accept that their relationship will change.
Point 3. I am a fan of romance novels, and let me just tell you that this book, and the happy couples' relationship, was most definitely NOT based all on sex. Read Christine Feehan, if you don't believe me.
The only thing that bummed me out was something that not a lot of people seem to be bothered by, and that was the 18783453 page leadup to a fight that never happened. But it was a nice ending to a nice story that left me feeling satisfied while still leaving room for imagination.
08-19-2008 03:31 PM
before i start my yapping on my perspective on the book, breaking dawn, id like to point out some people. no one in specifics, just people on random. there is no need to bash the book and insult it like you're a contestant on the show yo momma. please honey, save it for the dance floor.
my thoughts on breaking dawn after i finally finished it and put it down? that it was good, in the standard that it wrapped everything up for me. i was still too wrapped up and dazed in twilight bubble world to start my over analyzing of the plot and whatnot.
but i do have to say this, AHHHHHHHH! where were the moments between edward and bella that i always went back to read over and over until it was imprinted in my mind? i was sad when i realized, the romance between edward and bella were downplayed. i would have liked the last words of the series to be something along the lines of the last words in eclipse. to me, the book was just summing up bella's final human moments, and the start of her immortal adventure. it wasn't going to dilly-dally on the little quirky moments between the two lovers. that's what drew me in the first place though. i didn't want their last moment to be the warmup to another night of heated sex, i imagined it would be like the scene in the meadow. still getting over it
another thing is, i was bored with the whole volturi lot. there was no fighting, no real show of emotions. it was just aro showing how intelligent he was with big words. big deal. i wish the suspense lead up to some brawling, not just jane hissing and growling every moment she felt frustrated. and, it rolled on and on. i felt for bella when she realized she might be dead the next minute, but i didn't feel much, since i didn't really connect to that idea. she simply stated it, but didn't agonize over it, like she did over edward in other books.
&&, with the whole bella changes after she becomes a thing of priceless beauty? of course her attitude was going to change people. her quirky body and clumsy moves changing into supermodel features and graceful steps from heaven was bound to boost up her confidence level. it was only natural. like a fat person losing 1345438 pounds.
the whole jacob and renesmee thing, well i don't....really know. i mean, i thought nothing of it when quill imprinted on that little girl, but i guess the same thing goes with jacob and the nessie. jacob only sees her as a baby girl he loves and protects like the best brother out there, and when she will grow, he will love her and protect like the perfect guy out there. it's kind hard to explain, but its not like nessie is a normal child either, she's probably smarter than i am right now, which isn't saying a lot haha, but while she's growing, jacob will stay the same. and he's as childish as her. he only seems like a pedifile with his frightening height and strength and all, but still.........confusing myself right now
as for rosalie, i'll leave her alone with a few words. rosalie is....rosalie. she wants what bella has, she would die for what bella has, and now she has to watch what she wants most being given to a woman she disliked from the beginning. of course her priorities are going to be clouded and milky. it happens in the real world too. sterile women becoming best friends with pregnant women, and stealing their kids. i guess, you just have to get in her head to understand really.
back to bella. get over the whole pregnancy thing. her pregnancy is what triggered everything that finally tied her life together. she got what she wanted, no more torment and misery.
plus what's the deal with the whole sex thing? i mean come on, don't say " it's ruining my virgin ears. " bella and edward already loved eachother so much emotionally. don't be so stupid to think they would leave the physical part out. its another natural turn over in life. but then, i agree, i would have preferred at least a monumental serenade worthy moment from edward to bella.
ok, that's it. i guess=] now, i just want sm to write about bella's life afterwards, or something. maybe through nessie's pov. i know this is shallow and stupid, but i kinda want to read the parts of bella going to college and the reactions of humans around her, espacially human GUYS. that would interesting and funny. i always love a good story where the heroine finally gets the attention she deserves, even though in this case, bella doesn't really care.
08-22-2008 10:10 PM
08-30-2008 09:42 AM
~Bella: "Should I be afraid?"
~Bella:'' You think you'll be part of my family as my son In Law!''
~Rose:'' You. Got. Food. In. My. Hair.''
~ Jake: ''S'not so hard to erase a blondes memory. Just blow in her ear.''
~Bella: ''Sorry Jasper.''
~Emmet: ''Bout time somebody scored around here.''
08-31-2008 01:33 PM
11-22-2008 09:29 PM
12-17-2008 05:18 AM
personally Nreaking Dawn was a complete and utter let down for me. The beginning was alright for me, I still felt like I could connect to the characters and I couldn't put it down for the first 100 pages but... after the honey moon I just felt so detatched from Bell and Edward. Everything revoloved around sex afterwards and I found myself missing the adorable fluff between them in the first book. It got even worse when Bella got pregnant I was like "wtf?" it made no sense and stephenie didn't go to deep into the explanation, i mean I found myself actually despising Renesmee's presence the moment she showed up! It sounds bad to say that but I didn't feel like I recognized any of the characters they were just so...OOC. And when Bella turned vamp I jus lost it. she wasn't the insecure, clumsy, lovable Bella anymore she was boring! The only parts I really enjoyed were in Jacob's book ( lol funny titles). I almost think that stephenie maybe rushed BD a little, like she knew fans were expecting it to be a masterpiece or something. To me it didn't even seem like it was her writing the book. it was so alien. I kept putting the book down, doing other things...definitely NOT the reaction I had to other books...
12-17-2008 05:21 AM
personally Breaking Dawn was a complete and utter let down for me. The beginning was alright for me, I still felt like I could connect to the characters and I couldn't put it down for the first 100 pages but... after the honey moon I just felt so detatched from Bell and Edward. Everything revoloved around sex afterwards and I found myself missing the adorable fluff between them in the first book. It got even worse when Bella got pregnant I was like "wtf?" it made no sense and stephenie didn't go to deep into the explanation, i mean I found myself actually despising Renesmee's presence the moment she showed up! It sounds bad to say that but I didn't feel like I recognized any of the characters they were just so...OOC. And when Bella turned vamp I jus lost it. she wasn't the insecure, clumsy, lovable Bella anymore she was boring! The only parts I really enjoyed were in Jacob's book ( lol funny titles). I almost think that stephenie maybe rushed BD a little, like she knew fans were expecting it to be a masterpiece or something. To me it didn't even seem like it was her writing the book. it was so alien. I kept putting the book down, doing other things...definitely NOT the reaction I had to other books...
12-21-2008 02:09 PM
I think you are all wrong i loved breaking dawn it was amazing! There is nothing wrong with the ending, it is unexpected and suspensful. If it ended up with Renessmee dying it would be bad i loved the whole other half vampire half human thing. I still think that Twilight the first was the best but Breaking Dawn came tied for second with Eclipse. I hope Stephanie Myer finishes Midnight Sun.
01-03-2009 09:13 PM
01-10-2009 08:09 PM
Why has no one in this thread brought up the subject of birth control?
I was absolutely shocked by Bella's reaction to her pregnancy. I know that she assumed she was being safe in sleeping with Edward, because vampires supposedly can't impregnate anyone. That made sense.
What made NO sense at all was her reaction afterwards. Not once did it cross Bella's mind that she should have used a condom. Not once did that come up anywhere in the narrative. Like "well, I didn't think we had to use protection because you're a vampire!" or "I thought we WERE having safe sex, Edward! You're not supposed to be able to get me pregnant!"
It was so odd. For all her supposed old-soul wisdom, Bella came across as an irresponsible idiot when it came to safe sex. So did Edward.
The issue (or non-issue) of having responsible, adult, protected sex did not even cross anyone's mind, in the book. Or on this forum, apparently.
really scary. be responsible, guys. be safe. use protection.
01-10-2009 08:16 PM
- Edward Cullen
01-11-2009 02:13 PM