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‘Twilight’ reflects reality

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In response to Kristen Randle's argument (Readers' Forum, Dec. 9) that the vampire romance "Twilight" is not safe on sex, I must vehemently disagree. True, the girl does not tell her father every detail about her romantic relationship with her boyfriend, but what teenager does? Not exactly fantasy. And yes, the girl sleeps in the boy's arms at night, but they never actually consummate their love until they get married, even though the desire to do so is strong throughout their relationship.

If everything is "fair game" surrounding love in this story — as Randle says — then the girl would have lost her virginity with her other love interest. The Twilight books and movie address the reality and consequences of sexual desire but not the obsession of it. What is so dangerous and unrealistic about that?

Natalie Dean