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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Breaking Dawn

"Breaking Dawn" by Stephanie Meyer has been my escape for the past few weeks. This was the book club pick for this month and we all really liked it. In fact, book club lasted for three hours Thursday night! Since everyone knew they would be reading it anyway, we decided it was the best choice this go around. It's sweet. It's simple. It's an escape from the real world. I have read some online reviews about the book not being "real" enough. Critics say it's "too make-believe." Um, hello? It's about vampires! What is remotely real about that to begin with? It is fiction - young adult fiction at that. And one more thing . . . is it really so bad to read something that isn't "real?" Don't we all get enough real life to want an escape to a simple romance and dream about being married to a vampire?

3 comments:

Kevin and Natali McKee said...

I really liked Breaking Dawn as well. I completely agree with you, the whole series was just a story she had in her mind. I look forward to Midnight Sun.

Leslie said...

No kidding! That is the beauty of any book--the escape that it provides and yeah, who doesn't want a gorgeous vampire in their fantasy? ha ha

Teresa, Brandon & Xander said...

I have a confession to make...I too am in love with Edward Cullen! I read ALL four books in 2 months! I don't think I have ever read that much in my entire life! That's awesome you like it too.