rating: 5 of 5 stars
I would probably give this 4 1/2 stars, if I had the choice, due to the fact that I was bugged by a few inconsistencies and because I think that it does not fall into the "young adult" category as well as the first three did.
I think what I loved most about this book (aside from the general excitement of FINALLY being able to read something I've looked forward to) is that I was consistently surprised. I am sure I had some preconceived notions about what would happen and when, but I was way off on the "when" of things. And very often on the "what." Many events in the book took a lot of getting used to. But in the end, I was satisfied and even very happy with the ending.
Bella has completely evolved for me. I liked her in Twilight but became increasingly annoyed with her in New Moon and even angry with her in Eclipse. But she finally became a person I would like to know and I am ready to admit that she deserves Edward.
Stephenie Meyer is becoming quite the accomplished writer, I think. I am very impressed with her creativity and her ability to write compelling and engrossing stories. As I stated before, I think Breaking Dawn crossed the line from young adult into more adult story lines (and I think my teenagers agree), but I love almost any book that can make my children not want to do anything but read. Well done, Stephenie.
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