I have not read Twilight. Yeah, I KNOW I’m the only person in the free world who has not. Thank you for reminding me.
My daughter has shown interest in it. I read the summary on Amazon. I decided in complete prudish fashion that she wasn’t quite old enough yet.
My soon-to-be-thirteen-year-old-daughter is now getting the book for her birthday. From Grandma. On my suggestion. There is a waiting list to borrow the book from her Language Arts teacher – and I guess I decided if all the other thirteen year old girls were reading it (from their classroom library no less!), so could the Diva. I totally caved.
But the best part? She won’t KNOW I caved. She will never know that I TOLD Grandma to get her that book. And? I’ll get to read it, too.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen, “Enough Bookshelves,” New York Times, 7 August 1991