I know there are LOTS of twilight fans everywhere :)
I have read the first two books.
I think I was expecting a lot more out of the series, because I was disappointed.
Let me try to explain...
I love the Harry Potter series. I love Charles Dickens. I love Homer's The Odyssey. I love Little Women. I love Jane Austen.
Now all but the last set of books, they are NOT romances. And even Jane Austen had a lot of moral substance that I could relate to in it. They are more than just a "how he makes me feel" type of a romance.
So I guess what I am trying to say is that I didn't MIND the Twilight books. But I wouldn't recommend them for anything but light romance reading. And to me that is not usually the kind of books I recommend.
Now having said all that...
I do enjoy a light romance type of book every now and then, even if they are not my favorites! My unfortunate nickname for these type of books is Trashy Romance. I think this is a great trashy romance series! hahaha (That is not meant to be offensive at all...)
They were definitely romantic and sweet, and witty! Witty writing and some clever twists are always good! And these books (at least the first one) definitely have those. I laughed out loud, which is a definite tribute to Stephanie Meyers skills :)
I will be reading the last two (that's it right? only 4 altogether, right?) as soon as I can. :)
So see, I liked them! :)
I do not think they are appropriate for 13 year olds. In spite of that though, I will probably let Kela read it, since she has already read most of it at a friend's. I will definitely be lecturing her on how not to act like the heroine of Twilight!! haha