The Ending

Discussion for Stephenie Meyer's debut sci-fic/romance novel. Now open for all discussion. Don't enter if you haven't yet finished the book!
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Post by eyelinerislife »

I loved the end of the book. I actually wasn't expecting it, maybe because I had been reading for hours straight, and it was late, but I was EXTREMELY happy that Doc didn't keep his promise. I knew deep down that he never would...

One of the reasons I want a sequel so much is to possibly find out more about Burns. Just from the few short pages he was in, I was completely fascinated by him. It's weird, but I think, with more info on him, I may come to like him more than I like Ian or Jared...
"I felt like-Like I don't know what. Like this wasn't real. Like I was in some Goth version of a bad sitcom. Instead of being the A/V dweeb about to ask the head cheerleader to the prom, I was the finished-second-place werewolf about to ask the vampire's wife to shack up and procreate. Nice."
Jacob, Breaking Dawn, pg. 185

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Post by sadsunshine »

I loved the ending- meaning the VERY end! Though otherwise it was hard to read.
I was so miffed out about Wanda about the sacrifice herself, why couldn't she just stay. Thank goodness it worked out, perfectly like a fairy tale!!
I was expecting them to get found out though for some reason. I mean, that's what usually happens, isn't it? The story starts, and up till then the characters have lived happily then an adventure starts and it's time for the world to end. But it didn't, Wanda got to stay and they're still safe!!!

I wondering though, when Burns (I love him!!!) said at the end "It's a strange world, isn't it?" (or something like that, I'm remembering this only) and Wanda mutters, yeah, very strange or something; it's exactly the same thing Ian and Wanda said earlier in the book. I want to believe there's a deeper meaning to why SM used this twice, or maybes it's just to seal the message of the book nicely.. I dunno.

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Lilybel wrote: And am I the only person who thinks the "I held you in my hand. . ." line is really weird? It makes me cringe. Sweet, I guess, in a way, but ugh. Jared and Melanie all the way.
:shock: Wow. I adore that line. I'm surprised you don't like it. Just reading it gave me butterflies. :D
It just shows how much Ian loves Wanda, no matter what she is or looks like.
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pceluvEC wrote:
Lilybel wrote: And am I the only person who thinks the "I held you in my hand. . ." line is really weird? It makes me cringe. Sweet, I guess, in a way, but ugh. Jared and Melanie all the way.
:shock: Wow. I adore that line. I'm surprised you don't like it. Just reading it gave me butterflies. :D
It just shows how much Ian loves Wanda, no matter what she is or looks like.
Hmm I understood the romantical meaning behind it, but I dunno. . . It just bugs me. I guess I'm not sentimental that way. My favorite line was, "Oh. Kyle. She wanted him to fry." He laughed again. "She would." Because I love Jared and because I totally wanted Kyle to fry (at the time).

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Lilybel wrote:
pceluvEC wrote:
Lilybel wrote: And am I the only person who thinks the "I held you in my hand. . ." line is really weird? It makes me cringe. Sweet, I guess, in a way, but ugh. Jared and Melanie all the way.
:shock: Wow. I adore that line. I'm surprised you don't like it. Just reading it gave me butterflies. :D
It just shows how much Ian loves Wanda, no matter what she is or looks like.
Hmm I understood the romantical meaning behind it, but I dunno. . . It just bugs me. I guess I'm not sentimental that way. My favorite line was, "Oh. Kyle. She wanted him to fry." He laughed again. "She would." Because I love Jared and because I totally wanted Kyle to fry (at the time).

haha yeah i kind of wanted kyle to fry at that point too.
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Post by I*choose*both »

Even though Kyle tried to kill Wanda several times (GUH) I can't help but picture him as Emmett. Maybe its just the end that completely washes my mind of all he did before, but then again I've never been able to hold a grudge for longer than two seconds so that might be it as well.
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sadsunshine wrote: I wondering though, when Burns (I love him!!!) said at the end "It's a strange world, isn't it?" (or something like that, I'm remembering this only) and Wanda mutters, yeah, very strange or something; it's exactly the same thing Ian and Wanda said earlier in the book. I want to believe there's a deeper meaning to why SM used this twice, or maybes it's just to seal the message of the book nicely.. I dunno.
I flipped to a random page in the book a few days ago, and Ian and Wanda's "It's a strange world" line caught my eye, just because I loved Burns and Wanda's final line in the book. It might have just been a way to seal off the book nicely, but I HOPE it means something...
"I felt like-Like I don't know what. Like this wasn't real. Like I was in some Goth version of a bad sitcom. Instead of being the A/V dweeb about to ask the head cheerleader to the prom, I was the finished-second-place werewolf about to ask the vampire's wife to shack up and procreate. Nice."
Jacob, Breaking Dawn, pg. 185

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Post by kitticat2 »

"It's a strange world."
"The strangest."

I'm sure it means something we all know Stephenie wouldn't just throw in a nice sounding line to end her book.

My interpretation of that line is that Wanda and Burns are souls so, they have live on other planets before earth. We're not sure how many Burns has lived on but at least 2. When Ian first said It's a strange world or universe--I can't remember exactly--it took Wanda a few moments before responding: "The strangest."

So, I think it means that our human world is so different in both good and bad ways to the souls, so complex, that it is the strangest planet most of them have encountered. I really like the message, it sets humans apart from the other host worlds. And we are portrayed as being special.
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Post by whitequeen@heart »

i swear, when it turned out wanda lived, i was so... giddy. strange emotion for me, but still. and then when the other group of humans ran into them and they were saying how they didnt want any trouble because of the soul they were with, i had the biggest grin on my face. i felt like the cheshire cat with that huge, silly grin. the ending was just so good, i was elated for hours. i cannot wait for sequals. i want to find out more about burns and the fire world since wanda hadnt been on that planet. i also want to see the relationship between him and wanda since they're both in the same sort of situation.
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Similarities--love triangle

Post by Glfprncs »

Did anyone else notice the similarities between the whole Wanda/Melanie/Ian/Jared love triangle and Bella/Edward/Jacob? As I was reading it, and Wanda/Melanie were so torn between Jared and Ian, I kept thinking of Bella and her feelings of Edward and Jacob.

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