All member reviews for New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2

Teen, 15 years old Written byPride and Prejudice April 13, 2013
 

Pretty Good

I really enjoyed reading this book. However, it's not as good as the first. It helps you get to know Jacob a lot better. Overall it's a good book and worth reading.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byCf-Panda777 August 26, 2010
 

NO one should ever read this book. Ever!!!

This is one of the worst books ever written. This book teaches girls that just because you're boyfriend dumps you it's okay to engage in self-destructive behavior. Bella is the worst role model any girl could ever find, she's a boring, self-pitying, moron who can't function without her angsty, emotionally abusive, stalker boyfriend. This book is appropriate for ten year-old's, but I don't think they should ever read it. It will turn them into obbsevive little fangirls, who need to go get a life. If you want to read this book, go buy a copy, burn it, and go read a real book. If you're strapped for cash, cut out the middle part and just to read a real book. Here are several suggestions: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Call of the Wild by Jack London Watership Down, by Richards Adams All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot SO if you ever have the urge to read New Moon, or any other book in the Twilight 'Saga', just look at the list of books above, They're all awesome, plus they're well written and have a plot, two things all of Stephanie Meyer's books lack.
Parent of a 15 year old Written bySummertime803 March 8, 2010
 

My least favorite so far.........

Loved the first novel. This one wasn't very good at all. Bella used every word in the dictionary to describe how terrible she felt. I don't think this sends the right message to us girls. Our world shouldn't stop because we lose a boyfriend. It may be hard at first but this type of pain and anquish shouldn't be glorified for a teenager.
Teen, 14 years old Written byBailey Crawly March 19, 2012
 

Another great Twilight book, but wait until you're 16 to read it.

Well, the second book in the Twilight saga was the worst, not because of plot, but because of the way it was written. Bella's obsession with Edward is so strong in this book it's almost sickening. There aren't educational values in the book, nor positive messages. Similar to the first novel, there is no other meaning behind the story. Again, the characters aren't good role models, even though the character of Jacob is slowly being revealed more and he seems like he might be a good role model (perhaps in Eclipse). Just like the first book, there is a lot of violence, too much passionate kissing (and almost sexual actions). For language, nothing worse than "D*mn it", Counterism of car brands, fast food, soft drinks, and drugs. There are no drugs used in this story at all. In the second book, the plot becomes considerably darker than the first novel. I actually became frightened at points because the story was so dark. However, it's a great story (just like Twilight was), but not until you reach the appropriate age or maturity level.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Teen, 13 years old Written bySoftballlover June 9, 2010
 
I really liked it! The kissing was not a problem at all, really. In all it was very good!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bymichelle33 April 19, 2010
 

Insane character

I don't get why everyone is saying that it's the best book in the series. What's so great when half the book is about a depressed girl who is depressed because a guy left her. First off, this almost encourages girls to die inside because a guy left her. Second, this books makes you wonder: Is Bella insane? She's hearing VOICES, people. That's not normal. If you're hearing voices, get help. It's not right. If I suddenly started hearing voices, I'd be downright terrified. I wouldn't want MORE! She goes and jumps off a cliff so she can hear Edward's voice! She's an IDIOT!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byjessie12896 February 11, 2010
 

A bit depressing, but an overall good read.

I love the Twilight saga, but this is probably my least-favorite of the four books. It's pretty depressing at times, but if you read Twilight, you have to read New Moon!
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
 

Better than the first...

In Stephenie Meyer's first book, Twilight, nothing really exciting happened for the first 100 pages. The only thing that kept me reading was to find out what was up with Edward Cullen's strange behavior. But after I found out that Edward and his family were vampires, I couldn't put the book down. When I finished it, I went to the bookstore the very next day to get the sequel, New Moon. New Moon had a lot more action than Twilight, and the pace was definately a lot faster. I must say, though, reading the book for about 300 pages without the Cullens in it was painful. Edward and his family are really what make Bella's dull life exciting. And since the books are told from Bella's point of view, it took the excitement out of the book. But I read on because there was a little excitement with Jacob and the werewolves. But just like Twilight, the end of the book had me reading on for hours and hours until I finished it. Fans of Twilight might be a little disappointed by the abcense of the vampires, but as usual, Stephenie Meyer's writing style and ability to keep you reading even when there really isn't any action in the book at all will have readers on the edge of their seats.
Kid, 11 years old July 20, 2010
 

9+

luv it!!!!!!!!! read it when i waz 9. reread it about 500 times since then!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bysoulsista February 8, 2010
 
it is depressing at parts but enlighting at others a good pick for 13+
What other families should know
Great role models
Adult Written byproud-ravenclaw October 22, 2009
 

Suckish story with lame morals

Bella gets depressed when her (sparkly) boyfriend leaves her. She's like a black hole. Bella does dangerous things because she can hear Edward's voice inside her head. When there's a possibility that Edward can come back, Bella completely dumps Jacob.
Adult Written bysparky481 October 20, 2009
 

HATE

hate it thats it final
Teen, 13 years old Written bycocobean16 July 22, 2009
 

New Moon Review

BORING! THIS BOOK IS HORRIBLE DON'T READ IT! DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT READING IT! IT IS HORRIBLE!...and if you think that you are going to read it(wrost mistake ever) then here are some things that I should mention to you. 1. Edward leaves Bella, because Jasper tries to suck her blood, and he thinks that it is too dangerous for Bella. 2. Bella runs away, causing her father to get a search party together. 3. Bella gets depressed over a GUY! 4. Bella doesn't go out with any of her friends. 5. Bella has hallucinations(ex:hearing Edward's voice when she does something stupid and/or dangerous) 6. Bella does stupid and dangerous things with her friend Jacob, in order to hear Edward's voice. 7. Bella walks up to a drunk guy standing on the sidewalk. 8. Bella crashes a motorcycle. 9. Bella jumps into the ocean(or some type of body of water) DURING A STORM! 10. Bella almost gets killed at least ten times during the whole book.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old February 13, 2009
 

Read on!!

I'm going 2 b honest I haven't actually read the book yet bt from wat i hear about it I am gonna deffinately raed it, and u should 2. It sounds brill. My whole class r readin it at the moment. It gets really hard 2 put it down u just want 2 read more and more. It is my least favourite book out of the saga, and gets slightly boring after Edward leaves bt its a good twist and it gets better when he returns. I wasn't sure if it was the sort of book I'd like cause I usually go 4 books by Cathy Hopkins, like the Mates Dates seris and the Cinnamin Girl seris. Bt it has a lot of romance in it 2. U must read this book it is class.
Teen, 14 years old Written byVGURL February 7, 2009
 

WATEVER

OKAY NEW MOON HMMM... LETS SEE OK THE BOOK GOT BORING AFTER AWHLIE IM NOT KIDDING.AND JACOB GOT ON MY NERVES.WHEN SHE WENT TO SAVE EDWARD I LIKED THAT.BUT I HATED SHE COULDNT JUST $GET JACOB!!! READ AT UR OWN RISK.(I WARN YOU U MIGHT GET DISSAPOINTED!) =D ~KARAMEL~
Educator and Parent of a 9, 12, 14, and 22 year old Written bySunniemom March 21, 2011
 

Fluff and nonsense

More drama, more whining, more lies from Bella to everyone she knows. She also engages in self destructive behavior because Edward left. Bella begins a somewhat romantic relationship with Jacob, leading him on then dumping cold water on his head. Edward is also a drama king, with his "I'm going to stand in the sun at noon and sparkle so the Volturi will kill me." Why not just walk right up to Aro and start a fight? But then Alice wouldn't get to steal a car. :/ Then the Cullens and Bella leave the Volturi to eat the tourists. I have a moral objection to that. Plot holes galore, with vampires who sparkle in the daytime traveling by air from WA to Italy and back. Alice's powers are simply a plot device. Victoria's obsession with Bella makes no sense, and her ability to elude the werewolves and vampires is ludicrous. And did Bella quit going to school? Again- read it with your kids if you must so that you can help them become critical thinkers and intelligent readers. You don't want them to think that because these novels are popular money makers that they are quality literature.
Teen, 15 years old Written bybananalover March 16, 2011
 

start with this one first

this book is the best out of the hole twilight seires so if u read this series start with this one
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bytristanlvv23 i ... January 30, 2011
 

gay

hate it so stupid
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byKnowler January 28, 2011
 

No common sense of the story.

Hate it. Bella is toying Jacob's feelings just because she's sure she loves Edward. Moreover, Jacob should have stop Bella from seeing Edward in Italy no matter what even if he gets knocked down by a car. Instead, he just let Bella go and accept her goodbyes. Besides, I don't get why vampires and werewolves are enemies in this story. Doesn't make any sense.
Adult Written byAmorette March 18, 2010
 
This is educational in the way that it teaches young women not to be so emotionally dependent on their boyfriends because of the way it can feel like "your world is ending" when you break up. But that's only if they look past the fact that it's Edward. And it's also kind of a difficult concept for a younger child to wrap their head around. It would be a good topic for a mother to talk to her daughter, after they both read it, about how those kind of relationships can be so self-destructive.
What other families should know
Too much violence

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