Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Eclipse"

I finished Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer last night. Without giving anything away in this particular paragraph, let's just say that I'm a little irritable with all the characters now.

SPOILER ALERT

There was one thing Bella did that I liked, which was punch a certain guy who didn't seem to understand that "no" means "no," and that she didn't want him to kiss her. Unfortunately it was a little pathetic when she broke her hand punching him, but at least she tried.

And after the times that Jacob kept ignoring Bella saying "no," and the ways he tried to manipulate her into "realizing that she loved him," I don't really like him so much any more.

In Edward's favor, sorta, he did become a little more reasonable. But I think he became more reasonable because he figured he didn't have a choice, not because he saw the light and realized that he should change his ways. He as good as says that at one point in the book. (I think it's when he's talking to Jacob in the tent towards the end of the book, when they think that Bella is sleeping.) So I still don't like him very much.

So whose team am I on? I'm definitely not Team Edward, and after this book I'm not Team Jacob anymore. I'd say I'm Team Bella.

What do I mean when I say Team Bella? I mean that she ought to step away from these two manipulative guys and start a life of her own. Maybe go to college in Florida like her mom wants her to -- it's probably too sunny for the vegetarian vampires to live there comfortably, and a certain werewolf hopefully wouldn't follow her that far away from his pack.

I might or might not read the next book. I'm not sure. Ok, I probably will. But I am a little more excited about reading the next book in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

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