As previously stated, I’m no Twihard. I downloaded the first book in the series and found it repetitive and not particularly well-written. I think I got through about a third of the book before I gave up, but I have given the films a chance anyway. I sat through the first one thinking that I would have loved it when I was 13 or 14 years old. I sat through the second one thinking it was cheesy and that it glorified teenage suicide in ways that disturbed me (see previous post). I still have some concerns about what the movies say to young girls about gender roles and relationships, but I thought that Elipse was a better movie than the second one even though it is not gripping or consistently entertaining or particularly memorable or insightful in ways that might give me useful metaphors for thinking about the human condition.