Team Edward

So I’m a 15-year-old stuck in a 30-something-year-old body. Sue me.

I was introduced to the Twilight books when they first came out and could care less about them because they were about vampires. And I don’t do vampires.

But my friend Heather insisted that I read the books and overlook the “vampire-ness” of it all because she knows I’m a SUCKER (ha!) for a good romance. Heather and I are both creative, love the same movies and are infatuated with Johnny Depp, so I decided that she could be trusted.

I read the first book in two days. And the next three followed in 10 days. And I convinced my sister to read them too. And she’s OLDER than ME!!!

Even though I try to live my life publically on, I resisted the urge to create a post on how excited I am about the new movie coming out this weekend. I didn’t want to step up on another soap box and defend myself like I did to numerous concerned friends and family members after posting my High School Musical 3: Senior Year thoughts. I was afraid that I would come home one day with all my friends on my couch ready to conduct an intervention where they make me to take a good hard look at the date on my driver’s license, force me to watch some grown-up Oscar movie like There Will Be Blood and then make me remove Gossip Girl from my DVR playlist.

Then I received an amazing, heart-felt email from IHGB reader Brittany:

“I love your website and it is the sole reason for me watching the Bachelor anymore! I also love musicals and tween pop culture. So, I was wondering why you haven’t mentioned Twilight??? It is the BEST book. If it wasn’t a sin I would admit that I like it more than Harry Potter, but I wouldn’t dare say that out loud. If you haven’t read it you need to and then talk about it!”

I’m going to assume Brittany is a 30-something-year-old too and embrace my opportunity to get pumped about seeing this dude 80 feet high in the air…

And if there is any doubt, I’m on TEAM EDWARD and will be wearing this shirt Heather designed on opening night:

I want to hear from you in the comment section. Team Edward? Or Team Jacob?

(If you are interested in other Twilight t-shirts, visit Heather’s site.)


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