Speaking of Twilight, That's Normal got to interview Stephenie with a bunch of fansites last week & asked her if she is defensive or protective of The Host because of the obvious Twilight connection (the ONLY connection being she is the writer of both) We got a great response:
That’s Normal: We were wondering if you find yourself protective or defensive of The Host when the movie and the fandom and all the expectations are going to be compared to Twilight. Do you feel an extra protection of The Host that you might not have felt had Twilight not existed first?
Stephenie Meyer: Absolutely. You really nailed it. It’s hard because it’s such a different book for me. And it’s my favorite book. Twilight has a passionate following & also a passionate hatred attached to it. You know it was very double sided. For all the good there was equal negative. And I feel like the negative is coming into play a lot here & it makes me really angry- like when someone picks on your kid at school. Because this kid hasn’t done anything wrong. This kid is TOTALLY innocent.
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