According to some anecdotal acounts, the Wall Street Journal posits that the Meyer books are encouraging teens to wait. After all, Edward waits for over 100 years for Bella.
And here lies Ms. Meyer’s secret. She knows that romantic tension is often better built with anticipation than action. That there is enough excitement in gazes, conversation, proximity and maybe a few stolen kisses to keep young lovers busy for years — if they allow themselves to indulge in this slow kind of seduction.
I guess that is one way to put a positive spin on the mess that is Breaking Dawn. Thanks to Kay S for the linkage.