30 Days of Books Challenge: Day 29- An author that you completely avoid/hate/won’t read

Won’t Read: Stephanie Meyer

Drinking: Constant Comment Green Tea, Bigelow

Stephanie Meyer is the author of the mind-bogglingly popular Twilight series and a few other novels that I can’t be bothered to Google.  I avoid her work at all costs for a number of reasons, good taste being the primary motivation.

The more I heard about Twilight, the less inclined I was to read it.  Then I read this series of recaps of the books on LiveJournal and all desire to attempt to read them was gone.  I did get the e-book of Twilight from the library and attempted to read it, so I could properly judge it, but I got bored on the first page.  Based on Meyer’s writing “style” from Twilight, I refuse to read any of her other novels.

Quality aside, the plot of Twilight and it’s sequels disturbs me.  A whiny, self-absorbed teenager (aren’t we all) gets into a weird co-dependent relationship with an older man…who essentially stalks her.  Then when he decides to leave her, she mopes around.  Then they get married as soon as she’s legal and have a child.  It’s Mary-Sue mixed with poor role models.

For excellent teenage female protagonists, read The Hunger Games. For a good paranormal romance with vampires and a strong female lead, read the Sookie Stackhouse series.  Avoid Stephanie Meyer’s poor writing and wimpy characters in favor of good writing!

30 Days of Books Challenge

Day 07 – A book that’s hard to read

Author: Lisa M Fry

Freelance writer & copy-editor. Book lover. Feminist. American in London.

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