my apologies for slating this book, which is undoubtably very popular but... i just didn't like it. at the start, before the movies came out, i was kinda intregued by the premise of the novel. my fasination for the book ended the moment I read the first page. it started off dull and boring with a young girl being dull and boring. the young girl in question, bella swan is hardly described, which confimed my feeling that she was a mary sue... and a boring mary sue at that. I didn't even care when she was (spoiler alert) close to death at the end. I was just like, "just bite her already edward" because i seriously didn't want to read any more at that point, because i was just too bored of the dry and barely there plot. but if you're an average teen girl, who wants to read a book thats simple and pretty easy to read (but not to get through) then sure, pick it up.. but if you own the hunger games or other ya novels, just read them instead.