I saw the movie the first weekend it was out and I loved it! At the end, I said to my mom, "I can't wait to finish the book!" Let me say, the book did not disappoint. While I still liked Twilight better, New Moon was good in its own right. I really liked how the book went in to more detail regarding Bella's conflicted feelings of still loving Edward, but at the same time wanting to love Jacob. My only problem with the book is that Bella tends to go on and on at times...her inner monologues can get tedious. However, one thing I noticed in the book (and this is only my opinion) is that both Bella and Edward seem more witty. Their conversations seem more typical of a couple who has been dating for a while, but not forever...the banter is there, but there is still tentativeness. And Bella seems more assertive to me in this book. Especially at the end, standing her ground against Edward to get what she wants. All in all, I liked New Moon. I will read Eclipse closer to when the movie comes out this summer. Side note: I do not think that Stephenie Meyer is a bad writer (as some have mentioned--famous and not). I am a well-read person and I can spot bad writing from a mile away. I just don't get this from her writing. Her book The Host was excellent...actually one of my favorites.