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Reviewer: Shetand
Title: Chapter 6
Date Signed: 10-25-15

I think Breaking Dawn is one of the exceptions to the rule on rienrutng book, but not because it was bad.I bought it thinking it was like the previous three Stephanie Meyers YA novels: marketed towards the young end of YA, not horribly dark or grotesque, and something I could give to my little sister to enjoy when I finished it. I really felt for the mothers who went to the book release to keep an eye on their little girls as they waited for this book, only to find out after their kids have read it--I mean, they've read the first three, and they're as harmless as the Boxcar Children, right?--that the book itself had a gory birth scene, pseudo-pedophilia, and many passages preaching the JOY and HAPPINESS in teenage pregnancy. The book didn't live up to the age appropriateness it established in the first three.They made such a big deal about the fact that unlike the Twilight books, the Host was an adult books. With BD, there was no reason to believe it would not be appropriate for the younger end of young adults. A little bit of a warning like we got with the Harry Potter books might have saved some of the outrage.Admittedly the book was still pretty bad, but there is a difference between bad and offensively bad, and I largely suspect in this case the abrupt shift in what was acceptable in the books is what drove people over the edge. I believe people will accept a lot more before being outraged if they're at an R-rated movie than if they're at a PG-rated movie.


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