“Time passes. Even when it seems impossible.”Stephenie Meyer, New Moon, p. 93
So I’ve decided that this series is definitely more geared towards the teenage type, and yes, I understand that it is labeled as a Young Adult series but we all know that young and old have attached themselves to it. As I reread the series though I can’t help but think how juvenile the reading seems to be. The second book was also the most difficult to get through as it was quite boring.
So, in the book, New Moon, we get to know Jacob a lot better after Edward leaves Bella high and dry after the party where Jasper tried to eat her. What a nice “Happy Birthday to Bella” situation, right? Jacob has always had a crush on Bella it seems but the two of them are too different. Jacob was very much into his heritage and being the teenager he is all the while Bella is trying to act as if she is old as dirt and becoming a rebel ever since Edward has left her.
This book is pretty much a “filler” to the series. Instead of having four books to the series as there are, Stephenie could have very well left out New Moon as I don’t believe it would have been missed. She could have added the details of Jacob coming into his werewolf situation at the beginning of three as we didn’t need an entire, very boring, drawn-out book about how he came to be what he is and overly whiny Bella. It took a lot of effort for me to go through this book again. There isn’t even much to say about it other than Edward left Bella as he thought he would better protect her this way, Jacob becomes the werewolf his heritage is known for, Bella does some stupid daredevil stuff to bring out Edwards “spirit” that seems to talk to her when she does crazy stuff, and Bella goes and saves Edward from being killed by the Volturi. End book.
About New Moon
For Bella Swan, there is nothing more important to her than that of Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire she has come to find out is even more dangerous than Bella could have ever imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just the beginning.
A list of Stephenie Meyer’s books can be found on her site here – Book List