Abuse In YA-Bookseries

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I never finish bad books. This is a fact. If a book doesn’t captivate me by page five I am the kind of person to put it on a bookshelf and forget about it. So called great books such as ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’ have both failed my test of patience and mercilessly wound up collecting dust on one of my several bookshelves. This is a very common procedure at my house. But once in a while books such as ‘twilight' class='brand-secondary'>Twilight’ comes along. Books that are so bad I just can’t for the life of me put them down. In fact; I have to read the entire series, just to prove to myself that: Yes, it’s that bad!
The Twilight Saga was written in 2005 by Stephanie Meyer. The series consists of four books: ‘Twilight’’, ‘New Moon’, ‘Eclipse’ and ‘Breaking Dawn’. The main plot is about a 17 year old girl, Bella Swan, who decides to go live with her father in Forks, Washington. While there she gets to know the 109 year old vampire Edward Cullen. The two soon start dating which is the cause most of the conflicts throughout the series.
The character of Bella Swan is described by herself as a normal, boring and clumsy plain looking girl with brown hair and hazel eyes. All of this is later disproved when she, during her first week at a new school, is hit on by three different, popular guys, and when she stumbles and falls maybe once or twice in the entire series. The way she is portrayed as a female protagonist is disgraceful. She’s a fairy tale damsel in distress that constantly gets herself into stupid situations just so she can later be rescued by her true love. There is one scene in particular that stands out in this aspect. It’s during the first book of the series and takes place maybe a couple of months after she met Edward. One day while she’s out s...

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...a result broke up with their partner. I’ll be the first to admit that this terrifies me, the last thing this world need is more people suffering because of a book. There are girls defending it with that excuse: It’s just a book. Every time I hear that excuse it can’t help but sarcastically think: Yeah… because no one is stupid enough to fight over a book.
I’m not trying to say that everyone who enjoys ‘The Twilight Saga’ are stupid or unable to realize right from wrong. There is nothing wrong with having fun with a book while at the same time realizing it has some bad sides. It’s the ones that have trouble seeing this, the ones that can’t seem to separate fact from fiction that I worry about. Both the books and movies are, thankfully, finished by now and a lot of the hype has already settled so now I just hope that the entire thing will be history in not too long.

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