Book Review of Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1)

Twilight (Twilight, Bk 1)
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I only read this book because of all the hype that was surrounding it. I honestly didn't think I'd like it very much, but I was wrong.

At first I found it hard to get into, the story seemed to move very slowly through the first 100 pages or so. However once things started to pick up, I couldn't put it down.

I think that because there was so much hype I wanted the book to move quickly to the inevitable. So it took me twice as long to read the first hundred pages as it took me to read the last 400.

Overall I was very happy with the book. Some details I found to be quite mundane but, again, once I got into the book I didn't even notice the unnecessary details that I was beginning to despise in the beginning.

If I had to pick one thing about this book that was my favorite was that the vampires aren't portrayed as I am used to reading. I liked the breaking down of Edward's vampire traits back to his human traits. One thing that I didn't like would be Bella. I think that a teenager has a very different thought process than she does. And while the book tries to compensate for that by mentioning that she's different, I still found her to be unbelievable. Even more unbelievable than Edward. I did really enjoy this book and I hope that as I get further into the series that I will like Bella more, as she is the narrator...

So I didn't think it was a great book, but it was enjoyable, enough so that I'm going to read at least the next book in the series.