Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Twilight, Teenagers and Movies

This summer my copies of the Twilight trilogy by Stephenie Meyer made the rounds. Several of my daughter's friends borrowed them, passed them around, devoured them and wound up buying their own copies. I am currently reading Eclipse, book number 3. It has been on my shelf since its release, but I put off reading it, because I have a book to write, and really--once I start with Bella and Edward, I don't want to stop until I've finished. For that reason, I haven't bought Breaking Dawn yet (which would, technically, make this no longer a trilogy).

Anyway, I have promised these eager young readers that I will take them all to see the movie when it opens. The original date was in December, but the Official Movie Site list the date as 11/21/08 now. Suits me, I'm impatient by nature. But we'll be going to see the movie without my daughter.

No matter what anyone says, no matter how much her friends beg or bargain, she won't touch these books, or the movie. Because I read them first. Because I mentioned, after reading the first one, that she would probably enjoy it. I didn't insist that she read it, didn't try to force it on her, just commented in an offhand way that I thought she would like it. I should've known better. Nobody can get her within 10 feet of these stories now.

She doesn't know what she's missing. And I've learned to keep my mouth shut.

What about you? Are you addicted to Edward and Bella too? Do you even know who they are? Are there other books you can't put down or movies you can't wait to see? (I'm also waiting for the latest Harry Potter movie!)


Writer and Cat said...

I haven't read Edward and Bella, but I think you can use your daughter's auto-rejection to your advantage in the future. Don't like the boy she's dating? Tell her you adore him and think they should get serious. Don't like the clothes she's wearing? Pick the outfit out for her and tell her to wear it because it just looks so pretty and cute.



Tricia Fields said...

Don't worry, Jody. I've tried that with some things already. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.