Okay, I am sure that everyone out there has an opinion on either this book or the movie or the writer.
I am going to say, "I don't care"
I had the distinct advantage of reading this novel before it was even released, and I loved it!!
If you look closely it is a typical tale of teens in love that are torn apart by the rules of society, you know she's human, he's a vampire, how will it ever work? I know many readers dislike this book because they see Bella as the perpetual damsel in distress and Edward as the knight who berates and saves her. This is not the story I read. I saw a couple who struggle to make this impossible relationship work, and they will do anything to protect each other from any harm, especially Bella the so-called damsel.
Take another read, you might see a new story than the one everyone presumes it to be.