I loved it!!!!! You are right he is so HOT!!!! At the end of the movie when he gets hurt by that newborn vampire I cringed. I have read the book so I knew that it was coming and it made it that much harder! He was cute laying in his bed though. Yeah I know that he was hurt and everything but he was still so HOT!!!!! :)
I like the story too. My fiance and I read it together, and she cried when Bella chose Edward, mostly because she fell in love with her best friend and it's been going wonderful for over five years now. It really annoyed me how Bella could see children with Jacob (the two small dark haired children she mentions in Eclipse) but she and Edward never discuss any possibility of that until it is forced on them unwillingly. It could be because I've provided more of a Jacob role that I (hate) dislike Edward so much after Twilight. But at the same time, the fact that Bella willingly chooses Edward speaks volumes about her character, when she could have freed herself from Edward and had Jacob there to defend her. I mean, maybe it's more metaphoric--lust leading to a living death--but it seems like a romanticized case of domestic abuse. Don't get me wrong, I like the series, but it's a fantasy, not a romance and Bella should have learned by the end to stop being pathetic and stand up for herself--maybe even not choosing either of them, but being happy within herself. Let's get our girls some credit/confidence rather than confining them to a romanticized outdated abusive relationship thinly veiled under the pretense of chivalry.
I don't get why more people don't see it. Not necessarily as a Team idea, but simply as a matter of common sense. I worry about the teens/tweens whose idea of what love should look like is based firmly on the relationship between Bella and Edward. He might have been raised in the early 20th century, but c'mon, he was changed not long before women got voting rights. You would think that Esme, Rosalie and Alice would have not tolerated his actions towards her (especially Rosalie) but the fact that they condone it, even help with it (Alice) makes the fact that it is included in these books even more awful.
Completely agree with your question to ask Stephenie too. Edward goes from ideal boyfriend material to a manipulative controlling sociopath between Twilight and New Moon. I almost wonder if he can read her mind, but hides it to better manipulate her. I wouldn't put anything past him. When I am a father, if my daughter ever brought home someone like him, I'd show him the door, which is what Charlie should have done, knowing Jacob was better for her. Best friends turn out better life-long mates. That's a fact that Stephenie should have addressed, especially in later books knowing the influence it had on so many young girls, rather than letting Bella be manipulative by a jerk.
Loved your question on the blogpost about asking Stephenie. In my dreams, Jake and Bella are a couple and I believe they should have been together. I don't want to screw Edward, but he got kind of annoying in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th book. Jake was with Bella all the time and come on, he is way hotter than Edward. Bella was chosing wrong, definitely. TEAM JACOB FOR EVER!
First off you can never have to many twilight things and second why are they embarrassed? I would love it if my mom would throw a party but for now what she does is okay. I mean some people can't even talk about it with their parents because they hate twilight but my mom. We talk about it all the time.