I cannot agree more with you.
meh, I think Twilight is just the book people like to hate for the fun of it. Personally I don't like it, I enjoyed the first book when it came out. But that was quite a few years back and I was young.
I just found it interesting that people will not like a book just because a character doesn't set a good example. I detest some of the characters in some of my favourite books, that doesn't mean they're bad. I find the conflict engaging. Then again, if the storyline doesn't suffice, I do disengage from a story.
Take for example the characters in Shakespeare’s Othello.
Othello is easily swayed, incredibly jealous and ultimately kills his wife over false pretences.
Desdemona is naive, too kind for her own good and is deceptive to her father
Iago is the epitome of evil! He is egotistical, and manipulates people for his own good.
None of these characters are a good influence on the people reading them. Doesn't mean the book is bad, or that it's a bad influence on those reading it. You can read a book like Twilight and not strive to be like Bella.
I find it hard to hate books, but there is one - "Little Darlings" That I have still, to this day, have not been able to finish
I think everyone just needs to chill out about Twilight.
There's a difference between reasonably disliking a series and hating it religiously.
It's great if you've actually read the books and know what you're talking about, but to me it just seems like the haters spend more time obsessing about the series than fans do !
Not everyone enjoys the same things. Move on, live and let live.
( I'm referring to everyone on the internet here... So please don't take it as a personal attack :| )
Erm. Anyway. To be perfectly honest I don't think I have a book which I particularly dislike.
The closest to that is Tom Sawyer... I never really got into it.