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11/13/08
I Love A Good Story...Even If I Am 15 Years Out Of The Target Market

So I just finished Stephanie Meyer’s The Host, and I have to say, it’s really really good. I am in awe (and totally jealous) of the depth of her imagination and storytelling. This one has a completely different feel from the Twilight series, and you wouldn’t even guess that they were from the same author except that they both are incredibly well written. I almost wish that she had come out with The Host first, because it deserves some limelight in it’s own right. It’s a great story…Kind of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, only from the alien’s point of view. If Twilight sucked you in and kept you up reading all night, The Host keeps you pondering long after the last page. I just can’t quit you, Stephanie Meyer. (Me and all the other 14 year old girls).

In related Meyer news, the other day I saw the trailers for the new Twilight movie that is set to come out November 21st. Now, normally I hate hate HATE the movies of books that I love because they never live up to the book, but I watched the trailers on this one, and it may be okay. It seems to stay pretty close to the book. So maybe. I can say that I do not care for Edward’s hair AT ALL, and why they made it all stick up like Teen Wolf, I’ll never know. And Bella looks way younger than I thought. (I know, I know, she’s 17. But the movie makes her look 12). So I have a totally different picture of both Edward and Bella than what the movie producers did, and I while it won’t keep me from seeing the movie, I’ll continue to use my mental images of them instead. Tony claims that he has no interest in seeing it at all, but I went with him to see the last Batman movie, so he owes me one. I think it’ll be fun. Part of me is a little embarrassed to admit that I’m going to go see a movie geared towards teenagers, (that’s like admitting to like Hannah Montana or seeing High School musical 3) but I tell myself that it’s only because the trailers have stayed true to the book’s plot, and Stephanie Meyer writes so well. And I’m young at heart.

5 comments:

Jean said...

I can't wait to see the movie myself. I've only read to book 2..I know, whats wrong with me? I still cant wait.
I agree about the Edward for the movie, he's just not what I pictured at all. I really hope it doesn't disappoint.

cndymkr / jean said...

I finally bought the book but I haven't started it yet. Today they had the book fair at my sons school and her books sold like hotcakes! However, it made me feel like I had something in common with the tweens and actually knew what they were talking about. A first!!

Erin said...

I'm going to see the movie! I already have tickets! Yeah, I'm lame, I pre-ordered my tickets so that I don't have to wait in line with a gazillion teen girls :) I'm looking forward to reading "The Host."

Anonymous said...

Would I like it? I'm a bit over the "15 years" out of the market.
MommaQuirk

Quirky said...

I pre-bought my movie tickets also. :-) If you go through Fandango, then you get a free "Bella's lullabye" from itunes. I just hope that the movie doesn't get over-hyped and then disappoints.

I can recommend the books, which while geared toward young adult, are very well-written. I'd actually start with The Host, since I think you'll like it better if you don't keep trying to compare it to Twilight.