So yesterday I told you how important the first book of the Twilight series is to me and today I’m going to write about book two… New Moon. I really didn’t plan on going through the whole series again when I made the decision to re-read Twilight, but once I was back into the story, I couldn’t get enough.
What is baffling to me is how different my reaction to the story is this time. I read New Moon in November and have not picked it up since. Although I had not re-read Twilight until recently, I have seen the movie several times and felt that I had examined that story from every angle. Not so for New Moon. My attitude towards the story is almost the complete opposite from the first time… a very strange thing and completely unexpected. I don’t really want to give the story away in case someone reading this blog is not familiar with the story… but let’s just say the hero has changed for me. Although the main characters are the same, and I’m reading the same story… my response to them is very different. I am no longer criticizing but sympathizing with one in particular. I’ve often argued with others when they felt this way, but now I am understanding. I guess it’s not so bad to read the same story over and over again. I’m not the same person I was, so the story will be different too.