On Monday afternoon, I wondered how long the waiting list for Breaking Dawn would be at the Austin Public Library. Because it doesn’t show you how many requests there are, you actually have to make the request to find out how long the list is. Imagine my shock to discover I was number FIVE on the list.
I was even more surprised to wake up yesterday to an email that said “Breaking Dawn is being held for you at the Central Library.”
And that’s how I ended up spending nearly my entire day yesterday reading Breaking Dawn.
Can I just mention how much I love Jacob? When Bella keeps asking to see him and he asks why and tells her that “you’re part of my family, Jake” is a crap answer, she asks what a good answer would be and he replies “How about ‘Jacob, I get a kick out of your pain,'” well, I was just laughing out loud.
Also, although the end wraps up pretty cleanly (too cleanly for some folks, apparently), I definitely think Stephenie Meyer left it open for some more books if she so chooses.
I’ve started reading the reviews on Amazon and wooboy, the haters are out in great numbers. I can see their point, but frankly, I wasn’t reading Breaking Dawn for help in making life decisions. And um, if there are teenagers making major choices based on a book about werewolves and vampires,well, they have bigger problems than whether or not to get married at eighteen.
It’s not my favorite of the books (Eclipse is my favorite, I think) but it’s not a bad conclusion to the series.