I started Twilight on Thanksgiving day and read it twice before reading the other three. I finished BD yesterday and it was almost a relief to no longer feel the all-consuming need to read read read. A LOT of things went undone during the past week! I have mixed feelings about these books as teen/YA reading. On the one hand, it's probably more intense than a lot of people think would be appropriate for that demographic. However, I don't think that teens are any strangers to intense feelings and I can certainly remember having quite intense feelings myself when I was the age of this series' target audience. However, even though Edward is PERFECT in my mind *sigh* I don't care for the idea of "I love you so much that my life is meaningless without you and I will kill myself rather than live without you" mentality being presented so positively to that audience. But selfishly and without regard for the "target" audience, I LOVED this story. I've read Rice's vampire books and liked them, but I liked these differently. I loved the passion between Bella and Edward more than anything. Anyone have any recommendations for books that I might enjoy that have a similar "feel" to them? The vampire bit is interesting, but not critical for what I'm looking for.
Oh, and I have no desire to see the movie. I never like movie adaptations, although I'm relieved that so many here feel that these movies are better than the HP ones - bleh.