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Twilight Series: Making Codependency Sexy Again October 4, 2008

Filed under: books — melpartain @ 4:42 pm
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the internets are all aglow with hub-bub surrounding Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.  For those cave-dwellers out there, the (currently) four-book series is about a “vegetarian” vampire (Edward) and the girl he loves (Bella).  and also some wolves (Jacob, the main wolf-interest). and bad vampires.  i decided to go ahead and read the books since *everyone* is talking about them and i might as well know what they are talking about. 

before starting the list portion, i will say that i enjoyed the books.  they are fun, action-filled reads.  they’re written for teenagers, though, and it shows.  Bella and Edward’s (and Jacob’s, for that matter) relationship is scary.  SCARY. 

Warning: SPOILERS IN THE LIST

So, those who have read this collection, what have we learned from it?

  1. The difference between a stalker and a boyfriend is reciprocated interest.
  2. Codependency is romantic. (Jayda)
  3. It’s okay to date someone who wants to kill you, as long as they love you enough to promise not to. (Emily)
  4. Silver Volvos are sexy?! (Tif)
  5. Vampires are, essentially, twisted versions of resurrected bodies: live forever, beautiful, indestructible, resembling their original (pre-eternal) bodies, powerful… but they have to drink blood.
  6. A good boyfriend will totally understand if you are in love with another guy… at the same time… as you’re engaged to your boyfriend.
  7. Friendship means smothering a person with presents, clothes, and parties that person neither wants nor likes.
  8. Kissing rock is fun.
  9. Being aggressively molested by your friend should be taken in stride.
  10. Romantic love is to be worshiped above all other loves.
  11. It’s totally okay to manipulate every guy around you as long as you a. dont know you’re doing it and/or b. are severely depressed.
  12. Vampires can waste gobs of money on disposable designer clothes, BUT it’s important to reuse decorative lights for your parties. “Waste not, want not!” — Alice (Carrie)
  13.  If you are feeling low, (Bella) it’s okay to use someone you know has feelings for you (Jake) to make yourself feel better. (Ameera)
 

3 Responses to “Twilight Series: Making Codependency Sexy Again”

  1. Carrie Says:

    Vampires can waste gobs of money on disposable designer clothes, BUT it’s important to reuse decorative lights for your parties. “Waste not, want not!” (Alice)

  2. ameera Says:

    13) If you are feeling low, (Bella) it’s okay to use someone you know has feelings for you (Jake) to make yourself feel better.

  3. Leanne Says:

    Very true… very true. And now that the movie’s going to be out on dvd this weekend, I’m sure even more teens are gonna learn those fabulous lessons.


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