Everything Wrong with the Twilight Saga: The Audience
The audience of a book is something that most writers have in mind. We usually set out to write a children’s book, or a YA novel, or adult fiction, and the writing reflects that. There are things that I can get away with in YA that wouldn’t fly in middle grade, but there are also things that I can’t do in YA due to the fact that it’s essentially the PG-13 of the writing world.
The audience of a book can also dictate themes. Several people disliked the moral relativism that was being discussed in A Series of Unfortunate Events, particularly at the end, because they thought that it wasn’t appropriate for children, while GRRM enjoys the ability revel in moral relativism.
Stephenie Meyer set out to write her book with a very specific audience in mind. She tailored her book to appeal just right to that audience.
The only problem was that it wasn’t the audience that the series was marketed to.