Saturday, August 11, 2007

bad teenie vampire fiction

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.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel! It's Kelsey!

Your entry made me laugh. And I find myself agreeing...I mean...I find myself liking Bella less and less...I thought I would give her a chance, but this whole book was her being wishy washy and not a DAMN plot advancement was made, oh except she loves two hot guys instead of one.

Grr. Trying to find something to like in this book...

ducKy Boyd said...

I'll be Edward's. I'll be HIS!

Anonymous said...

OH no! OH NO!! ReallY? I'm not even reading any of your review or these comments I'm just reading blog titles and avoiding the rest. Hmmmm... Ya know I certainly haven't been chomping at the bit to read it. It's been sitting on my coffee table for 3 days with nary a glance. I think Jacob's character sucks(pun intended) and I'm sure its 60% about him so thats why I'm probably not done with it by now.

Anyway, I'll come back by once I do read it and let ya know.

By the way. I also hated the last scene of P&P. The rest of the movie I loved. But why did they have to go an emmasculate Darcy with that stupid last line? Oh well..

Josette said...

Interesting review. :D I like reading honest and open reviews of popular books that many people like.

I'm also puzzled as to why Edward (who's much older and mature) and Jacob could be in love with Bella. The questions linger on.

True. Bella is portrayed as a damsel in distress much too often. She could at least be doing something more worthwhile.