#1: the Edward-Bella relationship?? TOTALLY codependent and dysfunctional. Edward is the first boy Bella has ever dated. He is controlling and protective. Edward controls where she goes, what she does, and things like that. It’s “for her safety” in the end, but he’s still controlling her. They both “need” the other so bad that they can’t survive 8 hours apart so that Bella can get a normal night’s sleep. They shut ALL other friends out of their lives because they’re so focused on each other. Admit it, you’ve known couples like that, I doubt you enjoyed being around them. Not to mention the fact that Bella sinks into an uncontrollable depression when Edward leaves her. UNHEALTHY.
If one or both members involved in the relationship feel that they cannot physically survive without the other and become scared to leave them, especially when one is dangerous [usually the danger is that one is an alcoholic/abusive, etc, but in Twilight it’d be the fact that Edward is a vampire], that’s codependency. Try and prove to me that their relationship isn’t some version of something screwy like that. Sell it to me any way you can, but I DON’T think that sounds desirable. I simply fail to see why Edward is anyone’s “perfect man”. To me, he seems like a jerk. Granted I didn’t hate him so much after Eclipse, but I still think he’s a jerk.
#2: I think it gives girls a skewed view of how relationships “should be”. If everyone’s relationship was like Edward and Bella’s, we’d have a pretty messed up world of romance going on. beause High School relationships RARELY last, it isn’t likely that you’ll find your soulmate in the first guy who expresses interest in you [as this book may lead some to believe], and honestly- it’s better to build a relationship upon an already existing foundation of friendship. Not mysterious secrets and barely knowing each other.
#3: Bella has no character. she is flat and non-dynamic, and not interesting in the slightest. I read all four books in hopes that by the end of Breaking Dawn we might FINALLY discover why she is so special and awesomer than other humans, but no such luck.
And that is that 🙂 not trying to offend you if you do happen to love Twilight, just explaining my reasoning.