Disclaimer: I'm going to start by saying what I'm about to ask is a serious question that I do with the genuine desire to discuss the topic (the story writing topic, not the sociopolitical topic), however the inherently trollish and flamebaity nature of it makes me start the thread as I'm doing. I'll say say that I'm very sorry, in case this goes to hell at any point, and that I won't mind if a mod deletes it all for any reason. Now, to the question: I've not read Twilight nor seen the movie but I have heard about it, what I think is the bare minimum you can hear about it. If what I've heard isn't wrong, in the story a relation starts between an underage girl and an adult male. Questions: - What's the age difference? - Does the main vampire character act as if vampirism stunted somehow his mental growth? - Do characters in the novel speak about the topic? Something like "Man, are you seriously dating a minor?". - Are there other younger vampires in the novel that act as even younger people? (An eight year old vampire not having much of a sense of responsability nor any interest in the opposite sex, for example, might explain the author's views about the whole topic). - Is the topic just presented as it is and just accepted as such? (One would have little reason to feel offended by Nabokov's Lolita, as the topic is obvious before reading it). I don't really wish to start a discussion about the topic outside the novel as I suppose most of us have the same strong feelings about it and yet it could degrade very fast.