And indeed, Meyer explores some powerful stuff with a gripping pace and deft plot design. You cannot NOT read all four books. That would be like jumping off a rollercoster just before the big dipper bit i.e. not safe and certainly not getting your money's worth.
But, but, but. Meyer obviously does write for fourteen year old girls, and fourteen year old girls that want a happy ending at that. Unfortunately, Meyer and her happy endings can kiss my fat unromantic ass.
And she was doing SO WELL.