REVIEW: 'Breaking Dawn' by Stephenie Meyer
I must say, though, Breaking Dawn was my favorite of the four Twilight books next to New Moon because the characters could finally break down their walls and resolve their differences. This brought out their true, honorable personalities. All the distractions of the drama and fighting were gone. Bella's transformation also allowed Edward to stop fawning over her like a mother still attached to her child's umbilical cord. He felt like a real boyfriend for her, not just a...well, I envisioned him as an ironclad cage around her, stripping her of her freedoms, until this book. In this book, he and Bella had a real relationship, which I appreciated.
I don't want to say much of anything else in this review because there are just so many spoilers and I feel like I've already given some things away. And being the fourth and final book in the series...well, it's hard to review just one piece of a puzzle.
The Twilight books are either books you can't get into, or books you can't put down. I am glad I gave them a chance, because I ended up in the category of Can't Put Down. They may be targeted towards young adults, but you read them and (this is going to sound NUTS, but if you're a fan, you'll know what I mean) you realize that you were there, too, once, even if your boyfriend wasn't a vampire and your best friend wasn't a werewolf. You were there, too, with those same (un-amplified) problems. So maybe that's why Meyer is such a success. Her books make you feel lucky and successful yourself. Happy reading, vamps.
(And for reviews I've written for Twilight and New Moon, visit my Shelfari page. )