Christian Science Monitor Reveals the Crackaliciousness of Twilight. It’s the Romance!
Surprise, surprise. Twilight is popular because the boy meets girl, girl meets boy, and the two fall in love trope works or so discovers a blogger for the Christian Science Monitor. Actually Marjorie Kehe is just discovering the theorizing of Alex Carnevale from Gawker:
She writes: “Bookstores have been known to shelve the Twilight books in both the children’s and the science fiction/fantasy sections, but they are — in essence and most particulars — romance novels, and despite their gothic trappings represent a resurrection of the most old-fashioned incarnation of the genre. They summon a world in which love is passionate, yet (relatively) chaste, girls need be nothing more than fetchingly vulnerable, and masterful men can be depended upon to protect and worship them for it.”