RebeccaCullen wrote:On page 23 she says-this is a direct quote: "there is never just that one boy, and there's never this moment when you know.There's a choice there, and sometimes that's hard."
I think one would know if the boy is the one they want, and the only choice there should be is if the boy is worth fighting for.
See, I always got the impression while reading the books that mine and SM's views on love were completely different. When I read this quote, it just confirmed it. It doesn't necessarily mean that she's wrong, but that her opinion on love (probably based on upbring and her own experience) differs wholly from mine. That being said, I can (kind of) understand where she's coming from. I'm not going to bleat on about how wonderful my H2B is, but I know without a shadow of a doubt that he is beyond perfect for me. However, a few years into our relationship, even though he's an amazing guy and I knew he was 'the one', I did second guess myself. I think that was mainly due to my age (we were sixteen when got together). I wondered whether my judgement in my younger years wasn't as defined as it could've been. Of course, I realised I was being ridiculous and nearly eight years later and here we are, still going strong. I can't she where's she coming from on the never one boy front, but I do understand having moments of self-doubt. That's probably not what SM was trying to say, but it makes me feel better to imagine that it was!
I don't think the story will be changed for me. I guess I'll find out when I go back and read it. I've never seen James. Victoria etc as evil or bad. They were merely doing what's in their nature, so that aspect hasn't changed for me. I don't think the guide has changed my views on anyone, but I do think it'll enhance my experience when I do get back round to re-reading