metteivieharrison: In Defense of Twilight
We can’t attack Stephenie Meyer because she is rich.
We can’t attack Stephenie Meyer because her book and the woman herself have moved beyond the real and have become cultural icons.
What is wrong with girls having power to choose when they want to have sex?
What is wrong with…
I love Twilight. The first time I read it, I was in high school. When I read about depressed Bella in New Moon, I understood her because I was also depressed. It helped me contextualize and come to terms with the depression that I was coping with, and seeing somebody come out of it gave me hope that I could live a happy life and someday meet somebody that made me happy.
Reading Twilight made me happy. I’m not going to go around trashing something that made me happy during such a dark period in my life.
“Never sneer at another person’s taste in reading. Never make another person ashamed of a story that they love. You don’t know what hunger that book is satisfying. And the book you despise today may be part of their personal canon in ways that you are simply unable to understand.” Orson Scott Card, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything, November 23, 2011.