Oh. My. God.
It took a couple of false starts, but I did eventually get through New Moon. I’ll say the positive stuff first.
It’s better than Twilight.
Never mind that the list of books that are better than Twilight can (and does) fill entire libraries. It’s a start.
It starts out awful, continues awful, then Edward leaves and things get a hell of a lot better for a while. I almost got caught up in the story, until things devolved again with Edward’s return.
To summarize, the parts without vampires in them are almost decent.
Except for Bella, who continues to be
Let’s start with the first point, shall we?