The response to Twilight has been mixed. While the books have become immensely popular, they have also generated much controversy. Twilight has gathered acclaim for its popularity with its target readers. The Times lauded it for capturing "perfectly the teenage feeling of sexual tension and alienation. People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there There's no literary term for the quality Twilight and Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings share, but you know it when you see it: their worlds have a freestanding internal integrity that makes you feel as if you should be able to buy real estate there.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer called the book a "hot new teen novel",  Entertainment Weekly called Meyer "the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice",  The New York Times described Twilight as a "literary phenomenon",  and Matt Arado of Daily Herald noted that the Twilight books have become the "hottest publishing phenomenon since a certain bespectacled wizard cast his spell on the world.
The author and the series' popularity are often compared with J. Rowling and Harry Potter. Rowling; that's a phenomenon that's not gonna happen again", however noting that "you can compare my fans to her fans more easily [than me to her]. I do think that we both have people who are just really really enthusiastic, and will come miles to see you and be involved, and everybody really cares about our characters.
Economically, the town of Forks, Washington , the setting for the Twilight series, has improved due to tourism from fans of the books. The series has garnered some notoriety both over its literary substance and over the type of relationship portrayed in the books.
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Many have derided the series as poor writing. While comparing Stephenie Meyer to J. Rowling , Stephen King said, "the real difference [between Rowling and Meyer] is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer, and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good. It's exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because it's not overtly sexual.
A quote from Robin Browne though frequently misattributed to King or Andrew Futral  negatively compares the Twilight and Harry Potter book series: " Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity… Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend". Laura Miller of Salon. Elizabeth Hand of The Washington Post wrote, "Meyer's prose seldom rises above the serviceable, and the plotting is leaden.
But they do so by engaging us with complexities of feeling and subtleties of character, expressed in language that rises above banal mediocrity. Their reward is something more than just an escape into banal mediocrity. We deserve something better to get hooked on. The books have also been widely critiqued as promoting, normalizing, and idealizing an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. Sci-fi website io9 noted that Bella and Edward's relationship meets all fifteen criteria set by the National Domestic Violence Hotline for being in an abusive relationship.
Lee Butler of Young Adult Library Services Association commented how he was unusually hesitant to stock the Twilight books in his library because he felt the books were "robbing [teen girls] of agency and normalizing stalking and abusive behavior. The Twilight books conflate Bella losing her virginity with the loss of other things, including her sense of self and her very life.
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Such a high-stakes treatment of abstinence reinforces the idea that Bella is powerless, an object, a fact that is highlighted when we get to the sex scenes in Breaking Dawn. Bella's refusal to abort her fetus, along with her quick marriage and pregnancy, instead underscore the Mormon emphasis on family. Various psychology experts have come out in agreement with the assessment of the relationship as abusive. To impressionable teens, domestic violence is almost romanticized.
Today, the hidden message in the entertainment consumed by many impressionable teens is that if he hits you, it is out of love — which is absolutely wrong. Many entertainment and media outlets have made similar comments on the abusive nature of Bella and Edward's relationship, including Entertainment Weekly ,  Movieline ,  and Mediabistro.
Meyer has dismissed such criticisms, arguing both that the books center around Bella's choice, which she perceives as the foundation of modern feminism , and that Bella's damsel in distress persona is due only to her humanity. She chose to move to Forks and be in a new place; she constantly faces a bunch of people who want to suck the life right out of her, and she is constantly pleading to become a vampire, too, so she can take care of herself and Edward.
Summit Entertainment LLC. Smith's song "Eternal Knight" was posted on several websites accompanied by cover art which Summit claimed used its "Twilight" typeface mark. Smith won four of the seven causes of action, including his right to continue distribution of his copyrighted song, under the terms that he remove any reference to "Twilight" or the "Twilight Saga".
A screenplay for Twilight was written by Melissa Rosenberg and has been adapted into a film by Summit Entertainment. The movie was released in the United States on November 21, While the Twilight series has been a visible presence in many conventions such as ComicCon , there have also been many conventions whose main focus has been on the Twilight series books and films. Some notable conventions have been Twicon and a series of "Official Twilight Conventions" that are being held by Creation Entertainment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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