I am a Christian and very strong in my faith. I also have read better books, and I don't like the movies (I've only seen the first, and didn't care for it enough to not keep watching). However - I did enjoy the books - I read them with my teenage daughter, who also liked them.
It's an imaginary book and it hits on the classic man v/s man, man v/s society, and man v/s himself themes, as well as the whole coming into your own message. Oh, and by the way, I found 1) That Edward refused to turn her because he wasn't sure that being a vampire hadn't condemned him, and he didn't want to risk her immortal soul and her relationship with God, and 2) That Edward refused to have premarital sex with her because it was a violation of the 10 commandments (because of being a vampire, over the yrs he'd lied, stolen, and killed, and regretted it, but wasn't doing this one to be refreshing and positive in teen lit.
at 3:13 AM on Feb. 8, 2011