Twilight makes me smile; Twilight fans and haters make me crazy. The novels have inexplicably polarized our generation into passionate followers and determined destroyers, and yet there is very little controversial about it. The Twilight series is exactly what it should be: a quality, well-written, teenage vampire romance. It is not the next great American novel, but nor is it trying to be. There is a place in our world for paranormal romances, and out of that market Twilight has distinguished itself. Is it the highest pinnacle of literary achievement? No. Is it a load of infectious trash? No. The books are fun, they are entertaining, and they are compelling. The problem with Twilight is not the series itself but those who have become obsessed with either loving or hating it. Take a deep breath everybody. I promise you that society will remain standing long after Twilight crumbles to dust.
Our Teen Press Corps will be telling us what Twilight makes them do all week long. Click here to read them all.
Movies at the Mural
Saturday, August 21st @ 9pm: Twilight
Sunday, August 22nd @ 9pm: The Twilight Saga: New Moon