Loved: Uh huh, yup, I brought it out into the open. The never-ending Twilight debate (and I’m not talking about Edward v. Jacob). I loved this story! Sure, it’s not perfect, but it’s engaging and different (at least, it was to me at the time)*. It was a quick, light-hearted read, and I really enjoyed it! I remember shouting out loud when I got to the point where James uses the tape of Bella’s mom to lure her to the dance studio. It was so deliciously mean! My roommate thought I was nuts.
Learned: Honestly, I think I’ve learned more from the aftermath of this one than from the book itself. With all the controversies and debates surrounding Meyer's writing skill and the perhaps oversaturated YA vampire market, Twilight has become a kind of measuring stick for the pulse of the latest trends (or non-trends) in publishing.
*For the record...the movies...no, just no.