She wore me down. After I gave Twilight a mediocre review, stressing that I enjoyed it but I didn't understand what the big hype is about, my friend Michelle handed me New Moon and insisted that I read it. So I gave it to my teenager to read. He said it was much worse than the first one, so I didn't read it. But week after week Michelle asked me if I'd read it, so I finally did.
And I liked it! It's certainly not great literature, but something clicked for me in the second book. While I still can't say I get the hype, I really did like the book enough to move almost immediately into the third in the series, which I'm halfway through now.
This past weekend we rented the movie Twilight, and surprisingly, my husband (who hasn't read the books), son and I all liked it. I thought Bella was perfect, and I liked the stuttering dialogue.
So I took this quiz on Facebook, and if you're on Facebook you know those quizzes I'm talking about, that was something like "What American novel are you?" I thought for sure I'd be To Kill a Mockingbird. But wouldn't you know it? I was Twilight. I may need therapy for that.