I Heart/I Hate
|What would we do without books to help us explain away our demons, and talk us down from moments of cloudiness, sadness, and fear? And of course to help us celebrate the most exciting moments of growing up. The books we read as teens do more than put our firsts—first kiss, first sip of beer, first love—into perspective. They help make sense of issues and subjects that are otherwise too much to bare on one's own. They offer friendship and understanding when these things may be hard to find elsewhere. And they provide escapes from all the confusion that comes hand in hand with adolescence and pre-adulthood. |
Pale-skinned with auburn hair and golden butterscotch eyes, Edward Cullen is supposedly the most gorgeous man. Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight novel has won the hearts of millions of women, having topped the bestseller charts. It has also recently been made into a box office hit movie. Her protagonist, or so-called damsel in distress, is Bella Swan who moves to Forks, Washington to spend some time with her dad. She meets Edward Cullen, her hunky yet eerie classmate. It turns out Edward is a bloodthirsty vampire. Their relationship is cautious from the start, but their love story proves to be the Romeo and Juliet of our time.