I had the good fortune (Thank you DH for keep the kids so I could go) to go see Eclipse. I happen to be a fan of the Twilight series. I enjoyed them and I've been liking the movies. For the record, I think as far as movies go this was my favorite one so far, which is interesting because it was the least favorite of the books for me.
Now as I write this DH and I are watching Half-Blood Prince on television. If you don't know (because you've been living under a rock? LOL) that is the second to last Harry Potter book and the most recent movie to come out. My husband didn't like the first book and stopped reading them after the first one although he's enjoyed the movies so even though he doesn't know what's going to happen because he didn't read the books, he's getting the story through each subsequent film.
Seeing all these films in one week has gotten me thinking about the sheer level of dedication the fans have to these books. Some go so far as to insist they can't like one because they like the other. People are lining up based on the idea that they are Team Jacob v. Team Edward, although if you read the books you know that's never really an issue. And if it were I would be Team Jacob all the way. (What can I say? I like the wolves. LOL)
An entire theme park has been opened in Orlando based on the Harry Potter books.
Tell me this. Why do you think some books garner this much love from fans? Is it a YA thing or is something else?
Best to all of you!