Stephenie Meyer - Breaking Dawn
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A Strong Conclusion to the Saga
Aug 31, 2011
Review by mandalyn0213
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Much more satisfying than the previous installment.
Cons:The only con is that the series took so long to get really good.
The Bottom Line: Definitely a must-read!
This book made up for the last book being somewhat boring. So many things are happening in this book, and there is FINALLY some character growth! Unfortunately, that character growth thing I just mentioned really only applies to Bella. We met Bella as a shy, kind of insecure teen girl, an self-proclaimed outcast. Throughout the first three books Bella is still a little shy (though considerably less so in the third book which I feel I should just mention has slight sexual overtones as does this book, so you may want to think twice before handing this to your tween daughter), and though she spends much time struggling, she has finally found the place she fits into in this final installment. One of my biggest complaints in the other books was Bella's whining. She seemed a little selfish, and a little thick-headed. She has finally become a woman in this book - a caring, protective mother and wife, finally strong in and of herself and it seems like she finds that much needed independence that was lacking in the other books.
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Another thing I really liked about this book is that there is plenty of action (for those who thought the last book was a little dull), and it's action that lasts through out the entire novel. We are re-introduced to the mysterious and all-powerful (..or ARE they?) Volturi family. We also meet many other rogue vampires, some with startling abilities. Speaking of abilities, Bella finally discovers her special talent (and you won't be disappointed when you find out what it is.. it kind of makes sense, actually).
Speaking of making sense, many things seem to come together in Breaking Dawn, specifically some things that might have left the reader troubled. For example, we are able to understand Bella's undeniable attraction to Jacob (even though she is madly in love with Edward).
Overall, this book made me glad that I had read the whole saga. Breaking Dawn tied everything together, and brought the story of Bella, Edward and Jacob to a (surprising, but satisfying) conclusion.
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