Book Review – Breaking DawnAugust 3rd, 2008 at 11:20
rating: 4 of 5 stars
As I stood in an estrogen-saturated line at Barnes and Noble, I wondered at the crowd this book draws. There were a very large number of teen-age girls squealing over the strangest things; a small set of disgruntled looking men on short leashes next to their wives/girlfriends; and a small handful of people, who like me, looked rather perplexed and ready to bolt, book or no book. I suppose it’s a part of Meyer’s talent that she can write for such a large audience.
A lot of people love Stephanie Meyer’s books, but claim that her writing style needs work. I disagree. As with all her novels I find it easy to pick up this book and not see a single word, just images in my head, like watching a movie. As far as I’m concerned that is one of the key ingredients to a good book. While she is a bit predictable, towards the end she really had me wondering how she would wrap it up.
The romance still gets to me, though unlike some authors, Meyer’s still happily keeps it around PG-13. I did have a little trouble towards the middle of the book, where the story transitions a bit. But overall, another nice piece of fun, easy reading from Meyers.