Sunday, May 25, 2008
A while ago, I was reading a thread on LibraryThing about crushes from YA books, and one name kept coming up over and over again: Edward Cullen. I had no idea what book he was from, but I was obviously missing something huge. Around the same time, I started to hear about a new teen vampire movie being made. Being the brilliant woman I am, I put two and two together and got Twilight.
Twilight follows Bella, who moves to the small town of Forks to live with her father in order to give her mother some space with the new husband. Enrolled in her new school, Bella quickly learns that not all of her classmates are friendly; some downright don't want her there. It plays out like a modern, vampire-filled Romeo and Juliet (that is, if the Montagues were undead), filled with furtive glances, swooning, and sigh-filled conversations. Hey, if it worked for Shakespeare...
And what about all those fellow Thingamabrarians who have crushes on Edward Cullen? Yep, I can count myself among their numbers now.