Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Stephanie Meyer

Little, Brown and Company
498 pages (I listened to it on an 11-disc audiobook)
YA / Paranormal Romance / Vampires

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There’s no definitive definition of emotional or psychological abuse, but according the medical portion of, psychological abuse is:

A form of mistreatment in which there is intent to cause mental or emotional pain or injury; includes verbal aggression, statements intended to humiliate or infantilize, insults, threats of abandonment or institutionalization;  results in stress, social withdrawal, long-term or recalcitrant depression, anxiety

According to the Conflict Tactics Scale – a scale used to identify harmful relationships – psychological abuse fits within three different categories:  

Verbal aggression (e.g., "Your partner has said something to upset/annoy you");

Dominant behaviors (e.g., "I have tried to prevent my partner from seeing/speaking to their family");

Jealous behaviors (e.g., "Your partner has accused you of maintaining other parallel relations").

If I was smart, I would probably stop here, walk away, not offend any readers, but I’m not that smart and I do have other things to say, primarily:


Do not move forward if you are easily offended.  Mild cursing ahead.

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