2.5 star rating.
Out of all the character's I really like Alice Cullen the best. She is level headed and makes really great comments like when she tells Bella, "Honeslty, I think it's all gotten beyond ridiculous." I couldn't agree with you more on that one Alice!
I also thought the book really got good when Alice and Bella go to Italy to "save" Edward.
Bella Swan. She's an annoying teenager. Full of drama, angst, and woe. Throughout the first part of the book she mopes around and does reckless things so the hallucinations of Edward's voice will come to her, because you know, that's all that really matters. This really comes through when she says, "I'm nothing but a human, after all. Nothing special." I wrote in the margins "Oh, Bella Paleeze! Get over yourself girl. Seriously no guy is worth this kind of moping no matter what "capabilities" he may have."
The whole Romeo and Juliet thing. Ugh, just ugh. Also, the romance aka mooshy moments between Edward and Bella. Just like Jacob I too almost gagged in a few places.