Why Twilight is good for the soul.
- It's finally fashionable to stay out of the sun. More importantly, pale skin is in (this is good for me).
- It's okay if you aren't a good actor -- you can still make a lot of money (also good for me).
- It may not be werewolves and vampires, but it's good to be reminded that there's a spiritual world out there.
- The moral of the story for me is not "wait for an Edward"; rather, it's "don't be a Bella." Man, that girl is annoying. She pretty much does the opposite of whatever Edward (who always has her best interest in mind, by the way) asks her to do. Don't do that. Why he stays around is beyond me.
- Never underestimate the power of a tailored shirt (speaking mainly to my male readers here). A well-fitting shirt can make you hotter than Taylor Lautner and his serious six-pack.
- It's good -- not classic, but good -- literature and it means people are reading. Nearly anything that promotes a love of reading is going to get my stamp of approval. (And what a stamp that is).
- Moreover, it promotes critical thinking and analysis. Anyone who reads the books has an opinion: Jacob or Edward? Why? And saying "because Jacob is hot" is not enough. Teenage girls and women are learning to back up their opinions with legitimate reasons that they can point to in the text. This is an invaluable life skill. Better to learn it from theatric vampire pseudo-angst than never to learn it at all.
- Because we otherwise would never have known Jackson Rathbone.