(cont) As for people saying it sets a bad example for girls and relationships", that's basically what the young adult genre is. Twilight is not the only book that sets unrealistic and unhealthy romantic goals for teenage girls; it's just the most popular. Please give us some credit. Girls don't actually expect a romance like that, anymore than they expect vampires to start sparkling in front of them. It's part of the fantasy.
Alright well I guess I read different YA books about love and relationships than you when I was a kid cause I remember them teaching me a lot. When the relationships were unhealthy, in books like Speak or Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, that was at least made clear by the end of the novel, as part of the resolution.
It’s not that I think young girls will expect relationships to be like that; it’s that I think young girls will think that obsessive, stalkerish relationships will be okay. A lot of youngins can be pretty crazy about their first loves because they’re experiencing those types of feelings and emotions for the first time and they don’t understand that other people will make them feel that way, so what I hope is that young girls who’ve read Twilight don’t think it’s okay to like, give up their life and all of their dreams just because they think they’re in love, because Twilight mistakes obsession et. al. for love.