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post #21 of 26
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most of the girls in her class have older sisters so i think that's where they got their interest in it. however she came home from an only child's house with the edward doll and felt they did a v. poor job. she said he looked terrible. the other little girl had had that doll for a while now.

you know that's my issue - will she get the stalking, codependency and hurting yourself as pp said. i notice with wimpy kid some stuff just went over her head or she did not understand teh context in which it was said.
post #22 of 26
my problems with it are the stalking, codependency, etc, but also the really poor writing. There are so, so, so many good books, well written with good messages, that there really needn't even be time enough to read garbage.

If she wants a fun vampire book that's more age-appropriate, try the Oliver Nocturne books!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by CorasMama View Post
There are so, so, so many good books, well written with good messages, that there really needn't even be time enough to read garbage.
I agree.
post #24 of 26
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yeah i know there are a lot of well written book but i want her to read some bad ones to figure out by herself what was bad. i remember myself dying to read the latest big time book only to not go thru the whole thing because it was so terrible. so i think reading bad literature is a rite of passage.

dd shocked me yesterday when she said some of her 7 and 8 year old friends - including a boy had read the book. yikes!!!!
post #25 of 26
My 7yo DD has read Twilight. She's currently reading Eclipse. Honestly, if given the choice she usually chooses to read total crap. I don't really see anything worse about Twilight than the Mary Kate & Ashley books she's been enthralled with lately.
post #26 of 26
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No.

The "romance" doesn't bother me, the "sex" doesn't bother me--- the idealization of stalking, co-dependency, hurting yourself to interest a boy... THOSE bother me. Definately not one of the first stories of "love" I want my child reading.
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