Thursday, April 2, 2009

Book Review: New Moon

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.


Scrap girl said...

I didn't like New Moon as much as I liked Twilight. I think it is because Edward is not in it as much. Wait till you get to Breaking Dawn - I think that one is the best of the bunch.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I just watched Twilight and I was SO surprised. I loved it.

My nineteen year old son went to see it at the theater with a group of friends and told everyone he knew I'd like it. He was right.

It's been a long time since I watched a movie that drew me in so much.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Oh dear. First you love Adam and now you are Twilight? Someone is going to revoke your degree or something. This can't go on.

(I liked New Moon the best of the Twilight books. I think I'm the opposite of Scrap girl. I liked it the best b/c Edward wasn't in it as much.)

Literary Feline said...

That's too funny that you turned out to be Twilight when you took the quiz. :-) I am glad you enjoyed the movie. My husband liked it too--both times he saw it.

Leah C said...

I confess I've become quite the Twilight addict. New Moon is my least favorite because Bella is so sad. It was hard for me to read. I think the whole series has been sooo good. It is the perfect love story. :-)