Edward finally has convinced Bella to marry him. She is self conscious about the ring, the wedding, herself. Even though they have been together for two years Bella still can't understand what Edward sees in her. Yet she is thankful for it and believes in his love. It doesn't bother her at all that he is a vampire. In fact, after the wedding he has promised to make her a vampire as well.
Jacob, Bella's best friend, and his werewolf clan and the vampires are finally co-existing, especially after having to work together in Eclipse. Being in love with Bella himself, Jacob accepts her marriage for her own happiness. He leaves Forks because it's too difficult for him to watch her promise herself to one of them. Even so, he returns for the ceremony.
Bella has been accident and problem prone all her life. Why should her marriage be any different? Edward has to rush her back from their honeymoon. He needs his father to save Bella's life. Bella fights them both, enlisting the help of her new sister, Rosalie. She refuses to endanger someone she loves for her own health or safety.
When the Cullen family is threatened from the outside because of Edward's and Bella's new family life, the werewolves and vampires have to work together again. Jacob is now completely intertwined with the Cullens. The Cullens and werewolves will need all their supernatural powers in the upcoming confrontation.
Breaking Dawn is satisfying in its conclusions of many different story threads. It also leaves others open for another sequel if Stephenie Meyer wants. Romantics will be happy with the story. I'm a romantic, so I'm happy for the characters.
But the book is vaguely disappointing to read. It isn't a strong as the other three. The last section is forced and clumsy. I'll re-read the first books in a minute - but this one I would probably skim over rather than re-read.
Breaking Dawn has to be read because it pulls together Bella and Edward's story. It is an easy-to-read young adult novel that flows well enough through the first two thirds. Most of it is told from Bella's first person point of view, but a good portion is told from Jacob's as well. Their personal emotions keep the reader glued to the book, even in the weaker sections.
Notice: Non-graphic violence, Suggestive dialogue or situations
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