Bella is almost too good to be true in the first three books of the The Twilight Saga. Though she has some faults, Bella is a teenager I really admire. But in this tale’s conclusion, her behavior is too over-the-top for me. While it is not hard to believe that a mother would do anything for her child, what she endures here is where I think most would draw the line. Edward loses points with me as well for allowing it to happen. My sympathy has been with Jacob throughout this series. His portion of Breaking Dawn touches my heart and there are several scenes that bring me to tears. I am glad he is heading towards his happily-every-after, but I do not care for how it all happens.
This is definitely not my favorite of the series. Still, in spite of my feelings about the story, I must give Breaking Dawn a 4.0 for Ms. Meyer’s creativity and story telling abilities. She gets emotional reactions (whether good or bad) from her readers and writes so vividly that you feel as if you are watching the story unfold on a big screen. Even when events in the story were not to my liking, I could not put it down or abandon it. I just had to know how everything ends.
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 768 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (August 2, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031606792X
- ISBN-13: 978-0316067928
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