I am halfway through Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.... and, seeing as Bella is the most spineless, useless, weak and woozy female to ever step off a literary page ( the bit I read of Shopaholic falling nicely in close step behind ) , I am not sure why I am going to finish it.
Maybe I won't.
How OFTEN does one weak-minded female have to be rescued by a charming, strong male?
She gets smothered by being "pressed to his chest" ( I would give a notation for this specific description--- but it is mentioned on every other page so forgive me)
Geez Stephenie Meyer. You are a great person, but there are impressionable minds out there.
Why give so many fourteen year old girls such a backless, weakling as a heroine ?
Work on this .
EDIT: It is official. I will NEVER read another Stephenie Meyer book again. I think it was Edward staking possession ( staking: no pun intended) in front of Jacob with "She is MINE!"
and Bella being too weak minded and possessed to assert that she is, in fact, her own person.
Why are all these guys in love with her? Oh yes. I get it. She's a puppet for them to play with. Every guy wants a damsel in distress.
please read this --- a list of the most commonly over-used things in Teen and YA fiction. Hilarious.
I think she forgot to mention " the incest card"; my friend Karin has not been able to shut up about: " I can't believe Cassandra Claire played the INCEST CARD !! [in City of Bones ] She wrote a YA novel and played the obvious INCEST card!"
It is one of the most hilarious conversations we have. And we have it often.