Originally Posted by azazel1024
No that is reserved for the Twilight series...which I still don't understand how in the Gods' names my wife can enjoy. She universally pans the writting and thinks the themes are horrible, but she has also read the series at least 4 times over now.
Frankly I, and she at least espouses this, worry about books like that seeing as how I am going to have a daughter in the next few weeks. I personally don't think it is a particularly enriching reading experience or good that the take away message from the books is that obsessive personalities and stalking relationships are both normal, good and to be wanted.
I really don't want my daughter reading books like that until she is very much old enough to parse out the horse pucky from it all.
As the books would have you believe, you only truely love someone if you are willing to stalk them and conversly someone only really loves you if they stalk you.
Oh god yes. I read book one to see what all the fuss was about. The heroine is a whiny girl who wants nothing more than for her undead bf to bite her so they can spend eternity mooning over each other. She has no mother, no girl friends, no goal or career ambition. And this is supposed to promote Christian values, because they don't have sex? But it's only because he's afraid he'll chow her down like filet mignon. Good grief!