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Better late than never. Shame on me 'cause I couldn't watch the movie nor read Eclipse back when almost everyone was babbling about the you-know-what love triangle. I had been too busy, perhaps, during those times. Better late than never, all right. I ain't able to catch up the film for now, just this book, so let me blabber about only the book.

My first time to read Stephenie Meyer's writing and most of my chosen genres are far different from this one. Why some romantic stories are too romantic to be true? Very frankly speaking, I am not a fan, really, of romance kind of thing, especially if deadly serious. I want some kick-ass comedy filled plot. No, don't get me wrong. I like Twilight Saga at some point. I like too-good-to-be-true Edward Cullen and the rest of the vampires.

If you were Bella who would you choose? Fire or ice? Vampire or Werewolf? Very difficult decision indeed if you love them both that you didn't want to hurt any of them. That you wanted to keep them, save special portions of your heart for each of the two. But in love, there must be only one. How unethical to hold hands with another while you're kissing the other. That's being too selfish.

Bella Swan had to choose. At first, she wasn't aware of her affection for Jacob Black (werewolf) until chaos came. The werewolves had to help and cooperate with the Cullens to kill newborn vampires whose aim was to kill Bella. Victoria was the creator of more or less 18 newborn vampires who were the reason for the massive slaughtering of innocent people in Seattle. Though werewolves and vampires were natural foes, for that instance they became allies for one common reason. To protect the beautiful oversensitive girl (Edward's adjective for Bella). Bella was deeply concerned for her friends.

Till she realized that she loved Jake. Jacob was right, all along. He wasn't just a friend. She loved him more than she should but it wasn't enough to change anything. Edward Cullen (vampire) was her life though it hurt her worse. I remember her conversation with Jacob.

   "He's (Edward) like a drug for you, Bella." His voice was still gentle, not at all critical. "I see that you can't live without him now. It's too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun."
   The corner of my mouth turned up in a wistful half-smile. "I used to think of you that way, know. Like the sun. My personal sun. You balanced out the clouds nicely for me."
   He sighed. "The clouds I can handle. But I can't fight with an eclipse." -page 599-600

A lot of romantic beautiful lines in the novel. Honestly, the first thing I had on my mind was corny, but then I reckoned without those lines in the story, the novel would be bland and tasteless. Love makes the world go round; paints the colors in the rainbows. One of the sweetest statement of Edward to Bella was: "If there were are any way for me to become human for you - the matter what the price was, I would pay it." -page 273. One of the sweetest statement of Jacob was: "Maybe... if you weren't a disgusting vampire who was planning to suck out the life of the girl I love... well, no, not even then." -page 503.

I tackled only less half of the plot. I know you already know this before I was just starting to know (I'm not always up to date).  At least I refreshed your memories about these. Cheers.

October 5, 2011

Dear friend,
       I could say that I am too old for the novel. Sometimes I think and feel older than I should. Maybe if I was in my teenage years having a tremendous confusion about the difference between masturbation and ejaculation and I happened to be a boy and I read it, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, then I think I would enjoy it immensely more than I enjoyed it these days. The novel is somehow a lousy one for a grownup in my very own opinion and nothing could beat Jerome David Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye's portrayal of adolescents' angst. Maybe because I've read The Catcher in the Rye when I was in high school and I've appreciated it so much.

I only got an e-book copy of the novel because it's free and free stuff are my only survival for living. That is the first ever e-book that I've finished reading. I have plenty on my computer but my eyes couldn't stand it. I rather read the real book while holding and smelling its pages than read in front of a monitor with damaging radiation.

You'll love the novel if:
1. You were a teenager.
2. You feel like a teenager.
3. Both.

Love always,
The Bookworm

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