Review: New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

I fin­ished read­ing New Moon, which was much, much more dra­mat­ic (emo­tion­al­ly) than Twi­light. As in, Bel­la goes into a zom­bie state for months, and the book just has blank pages with the names of each month as placeholders–October, Novem­ber, Decem­ber, Jan­u­ary, etc. I (and most every­one I know) have han­dled divorce bet­ter than this kid han­dles a teenage breakup! And her par­ents nev­er put her in ther­a­py why? (I think she should have been in-patient, myself.)

I could­n’t let go enough to read this book from the intend­ed audi­ence’s per­spec­tive. I kept think­ing that there’s no way I’d let a child of mine get involved with any­one so clingy. She wants to be with a guy 24/7, and no, I am not exag­ger­at­ing at all. These books are a case study of depen­dent per­son­al­i­ty dis­or­der. The fact that they are so incred­i­bly pop­u­lar is wor­ri­some to me.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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6 thoughts on “Review: New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

  1. Nope. I’d be hap­py to sug­gest some­thing else if you can tell me a lit­tle about her tastes, though 🙂

    Wait–I think of Rose as a chub­by-cheeked LITTLE girl. Did she go and grow up or some­thing? Tell me she isn’t a teen already!

  2. Thanks for the pho­tos — she’s so pret­ty! And so grown up!

    Has she read Francesca Lia Block­’s Weezie Bat books? The omnibus is named Dan­ger­ous Angels. All the young ladies I know have loved those. Katie says she’s heard good things about the Bar­it­meus books. Celia Rees, who wrote Witch Child, is also good. Every­thing by Tamo­ra Pierce rocks our socks. Karen Cush­man’s books, espe­cial­ly The Mid­wife’s Appren­tice, were a big hit here, too.

  3. Wow, maybe I won’t give this one a try. It sounds like I’d spend the whole time yelling at the protagonist.

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