When in Jake's head, I saw everything as he had--through Eclipse
and New Moon
: There was conflict and lingering pain but he was beginning to accept things, beginning to heal. I thought his love was genuine enough, that he did love Bella, and Edward had reason enough to fight with him and soon find equal ground but it was really
in Breaking Dawn
Jacob really had a chance to shine! It took a few pages to shift from Bella's POV to Jake's, but once I did, it was really easy to see the Jake that Bella met in Twilight
, the one she was good friends with in New Moon
, and the conflicted Jake in Eclipse
. Jake's book in Breaking Dawn
was intense, funny, and a good way to see how his pack worked and how he saw Bella and Edward. It was also an excellent way to see Edward as the "burning man"--the side of Edward that wasn't so gentlemanly or the embodiment of Adonis-like "perfection" as seen through Bella's eyes. It was a chance to see our flawless Edward as he remarks in Twilight
: "I may not be human, but I am a man." And, in this case, we see him in his most "human moment" as man--a husband--worried for his beloved.
It was an intense moment for both Edward and Jacob and a chance for both to somewhat reconcile thier differences that began in Eclipse
, even if Edwad was desperate enough to offer Bella up to Jacob so that she could have puppies if that what it took to save her and keep her alive.
The thing that seemed to seal that respect and friendship between Jacob and Edward was at the goodbye scene. This one line that Edward says drove me to tears, both at how touching it was, and at how much both Jacob and Edward have matured in different ways and at how both have learned something from each other: "Goodbye Jacob, my brother...my son." Edward Cullen to Jacob Black, pg 723, Breaking Dawn
I thoroughly enjoyed watching everything through Jake's eyes and when he imprinted on Renesmee I was both surprised and happy. Both Jake and Nessie were happy together and both the Cullens and the Pack seemed to accept him in both worlds (maybe Leah needs some converting.
Meyer closes the series beautifully with: "And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever" Bella Swan, pg 768, Breaking Dawn
And hopefully Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland are happy or at least satisfied with the happy ending, because after accepting the shock of Renesmee and the pregnancy and the anti-climatic ending, I am, because at least we got to hear things through his POV. And I'm glad Paris found his own little Juliet to treasure in thier own "...small but perfect piece of...forever."
That's my (long) two cents.