I’ve heard about the Bone series before, particularly when teachers discuss graphic novels in the classroom and getting reluctant readers (particularly boys) to pick something up and enjoy it. Last semester, the “literacy” courses at my school both read this book, and even the toughest, most anti-reading students loved it!
I had known even before I read the series that the last book, Breaking Dawn, had caused a whole lot of controversy among the Twilight fans, though I hadn’t really known why. Now that I’ve finished reading them, I decided to go looking to find out why people disliked it; here’s a really good summary of most of the major “problems” that some readers have with Meyer’s ending to the story.
Honestly? I rather liked it.
This installment seemed to hit both the best and worst points of the series for me.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I like other kinds of supernatural things, not just vampires. But, when I’m expecting a vampire story, why do I then have to read through almost 400 pages with very few mentions of vampires, not to mention having to learn a whole new set of supporting characters?
A few weeks later, my youngest sister was coming to visit, so I asked her if I could borrow her copies of the books. She brought along Twilight, as well as the movie, telling me that if I finished the first one, I could borrow the remainder.