pip wrote:Girlfriend (a teacher) read these to have an idea of what the Kids are on about and was shocked by the message the book sends to young girls of obsession, bullying , and mentally abusive partners. The need for the central charachter to change to suit a crush and the pointlessness of life without him.
The whole shining Knight fantasy has morphed into something dangerous and bland.
Her opinion, not mine but interesting
I have a 15 year old who has a 6 ft Twilight poster on her wall.
The 23 year old badgers her about the negitive messages it sends to girls, (add paedophilia to the list). One point of view was that the movies were made with bland faced actors to that teens could "transfer their own faces" onto the actors and "become" them. My teen rolls her eyes at us and says "Oh for crying out loud! Its JUST a movie!"