So this book has been brought to my attention and the first movie Twilight will be coming out on the feastday of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
First, the fourth book is due August 2. Last of the series. This book is very popular, so before I could answer some questions that were brought up to me, I ended up reading her 3 books she has before forming an opinion. (I knew nothing about them beforehand)
In a nutshell, the book is a teen romance between a vampire and human. (book 3 has a love triangle between vampire/werewolf/human)
The thing that sticks out the most, most shockingly, is the redundant use of the word soul, and the repeating, “Your soul is yours/mine” and I would rather die without you type of romance. It’s been compared to Romeo and Juliet.
So I was just asking, what are your thoughts? Have you heard/read/seen these books? I’m very wary of books that deal with vampires/werewolves but the fact that she would rather risk hell (her soul will be damned by becoming a vampire) than be separated from the one she loves. (ironically, who wants to kill her all throughout book one; he loves her and her blood) Ironically again, the vampire wants to keep her human so she can go to heaven. The fourth book may redeem them all, but it definitely can’t fix the theme of “I’d rather lose my soul than be separated from you” throughout the 3 books.
Anyway, from a youth minister perspective, teens are heavily influenced by the media. My voice of reason says EXTREME CAUTION for teens, especially those who are not grounded in their faith AND dealing with relationship issues. (the whole “I can’t live without you” takes a depression/suicidal tone in book 2). While some may not agree with me on the EXTREME CAUTION for teens (if you can’t avoid it all together), it’s not an opinion I don’t think I’ll change.
If anything, a heads up.