The reason I started to severely dislike Twilight wasn't because it 'sucked' or because the story was bad.
Its because the notion of someone hating the glorious EDWARD CULLEN wasn't accepted or tolerated by younger girls. I've heard reports of group beating and girls being attacked by other girls with acid and so on because they expressed that they didn't
like Twilight. That was also around the time I actually picked it up to read it... and I was surprised to say that her blunt and depthless writing style didn't do much for me.
But I pressed on, reading all four books in about a week. I'm not going to lie. It got better, if only marginally, as I neared the end of the series. Then... I decided to see the movie. And I promptly began to bang my head on a wall. The movies are terrible
and... if that wasn't bad enough, completely incorrect if you regarded the details of the books. In fact, the 'die hard' Twilight fans that had committed horrible acts against other girls their age... hated a lot of it.
I wont rag on the books except to say that YES, I do think the stereotype of Bella being submissive, obsessive and... for lack of a better word... a freaking housewife
turned me off big time. I was a teenaged girl once and I found that when I was/am upset/lovesick that I didn't feel the compulsive need to cook/clean. In fact, thats all Bella seems to do in her spare time. Cook for her father, clean the house and dream both in her sleep and waking hours of Edward...
Then there is this: Bella honestly didn't seem introspective enough about anything to have figured out Edward was a vampire after... I dunno... two... three months? And... lets be honest. Any NORMAL teenaged girl would not have looked at Edward's sparkly skin in the sunlight and said "yep. that dude is a vampire."
Unless... you know, Bella was one of the very few people who actually 'knew the truth' before she'd ever met a Vampire. Which, she wasn't. The story seems to be held together by the fact that Bella is so in love with someone she hardly knows that she can overlook that a.) SHE DOESN'T KNOW HIM! and b.) His Vampire 'truths' are so far out of left field that raised brows would have been common... but no, Bella doesn't second guess her beloved Edward.
And then there is Edward... craving and coveting a fragile, mortal girl because.... what was that... oh yeah... SHE SMELLS GOOD!!?!? Oh. and he can't read her mind.
Well.... Twilight aside, I am happy to say that Stephanie Meyer's OTHER book 'The Host' was actually fantastic. Thank GOD for that.