Stephen King has a point, stating Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. I tried. I really tried. I borrowed Twilight from my cousin and read the first line before making a face. Shouldn’t first lines hook a reader immediately?
Twilight’s first line is : “My mother drove me to the airport with the windows rolled down.”
It would be jealousy for an unknown writer to “bash” a popular authors novels and writing, but for Stephen King to say so, an extremely prolific writer with a great track record, then it’s justifiable, no, albeit catty.
I really want to give Twilight a try, but do I really want to read about an obsessed damsel in distress Mary Sue yapping on and on about a perfect teen boy (and not feel like a pedophile, even though he’s an old vegetarian-vampire who glistens under the sun?)
I’m sorry. I tried not to be a hater. I tried to hop the bandwagon. I really feel teens and young readers, especially teen girls need a better role model and to not become depressed, because in real life, girls like Bella don’t end up with super hot hunky perfect guys like Edward.