I don't like Twilight. I find the characters shallow; the plot boring and cliche; and the hidden messages frightening. But in the hands of another author - someone who wouldn't let their religious upbringing, their misogynistic views, and their twisted romantic ideals colour the story - it could have been really fantastic.
First off, the grammar would have to be fixed. The purple prose minimised and the overall writing polished up.
Next the characters would have to be made realistic, their actions have an effect on the plot, and their history an effect on them.
I am totally ignoring Breaking Dawn in this because Stephenie Meyer broke all the rules in there. [Vampires cant have children, they have no body fluids, etc etc] Reasons i think Jacob is better for Bella than Edward is: 1. Edward/Bellas relationship is based on appearance. She is constantly talking about how good he looks, how velvety his voice is, how graceful he is, etc. She said Jacob was beautiful once or twice and called his new muscles impressive once or that she is jealous of his tan skin. She thinks Edward is too good for her because she looks plain next to him. She thinks Jacob is too...
Preface: I have read all books and seen the movies. Most importantly, the fact that it’s fantasy doesn’t excuse the themes and messages in the book. Fiction is merely a vehicle humans developed to communicate important lessons, values and philosophies. I am not claiming any of the implications I discuss were intentional on SMeyer’s part. Whether or not the author or readers are aware of it, though, the Twilight series communicates dangerous messages about what is acceptable or admirable or desirable. Also, I highly recommend link. It’s long, but fascinating and deeper than the books themselves....
I'm just sayin' Bella is one of the worst role models ever when it comes to love, sex and life choices and should not have allowed to be published in any shape or form. I mean, when she's made the heroine of the story and marketted at teenage girls.
1. She's obsessively in love with a control freak stalker.
Unfortunately it seems the vast majority of the Twilight fangirls are too with the very same freak.
2. She wants him so bad that she'll abandone everyone else she loves so that she could be with him. Even when it means she'll practically have to become a blood-drinking corpse.