It is, beyond a doubt, simply glorified fanfiction. It has all the characteristics: concepts taken from other, better-written sources, one-dimensional self-insert characters, and horribly written purple prose. For those of you who doubt that Bella is a Sue, just look at her name. Essentially "Beautiful Swan." Wow. Even Robert Pattinson concedes the following point, having said: “When I read it, I was convinced Stephenie was convinced that she was Bella, and it was like a book that wasn’t supposed to be published. It was like reading her sexual fantasy, especially when she said it was based on a dream and it was like, ‘Oh I’ve had this dream about this really sexy guy,’ and she just writes this book about it. Like some things about Edward are so specific, I was just convinced, like, ‘This woman is mad. She’s completely mad and she’s in love with her own fictional creation.’ And sometimes you would feel uncomfortable reading this thing. It’s kind of a sick pleasure in a lot of ways.” I agree with the comment that Bella and Edward are not in love. There is (or rather, should be) a huge gap between Bella and Edward, with him being one hundred and her being, what, sixteen? But, of course, Stephanie Meyer chooses to ignore that and skip to OMG!ROMANCE. Again in the case of wanting to skip past problems and get to the romance, Meyer totally defaces vampirism. It's one thing to have a character that sparkles in the sun, but it's another thing entirely to claim that that makes them a vampire. Stop ruining my fandom, plz. I also believe that feminism was set back a hundred years by this book.