Originally Posted by pilotbob
I don't know... my daughter read and loves Harry Potter (my whole family are fans) and she also has read and loves the Twilight books. (She is the only in the family to read it.) But, at least she is reading.
Stephanie Meyers has clearly found a market sector (teenage girls) that she knows how to write for, and is highly successful at it. It's not great literature, but it's not intended to be. I think personally that we should be encouraging the success of authors, rather than denigrating them because what they write doesn't come up to some imaginary "quality standard".