There is a new link-up party going on over at Miss Melanie
and the question this week is...
What is your favorite book?
so here's mine:
Now, I know what you're thinking -- What is she, fifteen? Well, I guess I just might be a teenager at heart, because I LOVED these books! I have read them all three times. (each time a movie comes out, I re-read the entire series before I see the movie)
What do I like about this series? Well, to be honest, I like that it is an "easy read" - meaning that the storyline, while interesting, is very simple to follow. Yea, I'm lazy like that. I don't want to "think" too much but would rather just get lost in the story and the emotions of it all.
Another thing: I love the characters! They felt like friends to me; family, even. When I finished reading the last book, I must have walked around in a haze for about a week because I missed all the characters so much! I was just so deep into their world that it was like I was there, and I just went through a mourning of sorts when I finished the books. I just felt...lost and displaced. Very strange, I know. But I can get like that when I get really "into" a book or a series.
It was the same way when I was 14 years old and read The Outsiders for the first time.
There have been many covers over the years, but the copy that I read looked like the one second from the left. The cover was worn, bent and torn, due to the fact that I read this book about 27 times that year. A bit much? Oh yea. I was infatuated with The Outsiders. Posters all over my walls, and everything.
With Twilight I've toned it down just a bit. At the age of 41, I don't have posters all over my walls - although my 18 year old keeps asking me if she can take down all six of her Twilight posters from her bedroom walls (because unlike her mother she is moving on to more adult things) but I keep
begging asking her to please leave them up there a bit longer :)