It's probably also that there are tons of romance novels out there that are better in every way, and yet this one is the one that most people read. And then these "readers" (this is the only book they've ever read for fun) suddenly claim they're readers and that this is the greatest omfg book in history ever. (Don't get me wrong, but I hope they branch out and read other things....)
Because I try to make analogies: it's like food. I eat all this junk food that's bad for my health and makes me feel bad, but I still prefer and buy it over vegetables and all the food that'll keep me healthy and strong. Why? I don't know. :< Human nature, simplicity over thinking?
For me, personally, I'm mad that this book gets all the hyper. Jealous, envy? 'Cause there are so many other romance novels that I want to see made into five movies on the bigscreen, but they don't get made or even a second look! I want a couple to obsess over for five movies! O_O (Ah well, that's what I watch dramas for.)
It IS strange to me,. I'm not a twilight fan, but I don't feel passionately enough about it to jump on the hate train... so what IS the deal? I've probably read a billion books I didn't like (book snob lol). I just move on and READ SOMETHING ELSE. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have a pretty long list of legitimate, intelligble reasons for not liking Twilight, but none of those things seem like fuel for a barrage of hatred. People love semi-crappy books all the time. What makes this one so special? The only thing that makes any sense to me, is that it took a theme that's typically dark/sub culture type stuff and made into something lovey dovey. Vampires are kind of uncool and unscary now. I could see people resenting that to some extent.
dunno, I watched the movie with the supposed "good action". The one with the wolves fighting all the zombie vampires. The high point was the tent scene where I was seriously hoping that edward and the wolf kid would just dp bella and call it a night.
I read all the books when Twilight started getting popular because of the Twilight movie. Looking back on those books I know why I don't like them.
I don't really care for the plot. The way it was written didn't make it horribly exciting, though it had its moments. (The chapter where the some vampires fight in the first book for example.) Which is a problem because the books are pretty boring. Nothing super exciting happens. Like the last book (SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE LAST TWILIGHT BOOK) the ending was rather a let down. A bunch of vampires teaming up with shape shifters to fight the bad guy that the three previous books had been building up? Wicked! Until they just talk and the bad guys leave? What? The idea that a bunch of supernatural creatures would just calmly discuss things and leave peacefully is idiotic, us humans can barely do that! I know it's a fantasy book, but that doesn't mean you throw out all logic. (END SPOILERS)
And the characters are my main problem. The only interesting characters aren't even the main ones. The only somewhat fleshed out characters were the Cullen family, excluding Edward, and you only got a few pages on them to really get to know them. It's like Stephanie Meyer was so involved in the romance part of the story she didn't concentrate on anything else. And Twilight had the potential to be a good book, it just needed a lot of work.
I think a lot of people hate it because it's teaching its audience (insecure teenage girls) to accept abusive relationships. That and it's poorly written, has terrible main characters and awful dialogue.
That aside, if you enjoyed Twilight, you should check out Tiger's Curse. You'd probably enjoy it as well.