I found this book to sit with me like a bad meal.
It was 24 hours of my life I’ll never get back. Just wasted.
I think that if you’re going to write about an area, you at least need to visit the area you’re writing about. I grew up in Olympia and my grandparents homesteaded on the Penninsula. I spent many, many trips and hours there. Some of the travel routes were just off, some of the places weren’t exactly where she wrote them and there aren’t grizzlies in Rainier, WA. Maybe at Mt. Rainier, but not the town of Rainier. Also, we call them brown bears, not grizzlies. And did she totally forget about the ferry that runs from Bainbridge Island or Bremerton to Seattle? I mean, that would be the faster way to get from Forks to Seattle rather than going down through Montesano to Olympia and back up from there. Sheesh! Even Google Maps can show you a route difference! Clearly more research was needed!
I also found Edward to be both overbearing and salacious.
In short, blech!!
Now, I will eventually give her other books a try, but right now, I need something to settle my literary stomach.