This one has been kicking around for a while. I've held off because both I didn't want to say more negative stuff about Twilight than I already have (considering how large a rip-off it is of one of my favorite authors) AND because I wanted to see if any dictionary would really change its definition of the whole "SAGA" word used so freely in the movie titles of all the Twilight books.
But every dictionary, even in its most LOOSE definition of saga states that it is a story based on the GENERATIONS of a family in a slow, leisurely fashion. Basically the day-to-day happenings of a family through the great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, children, etc.
Twilight is in no way, shape, or form, a saga. It's not. It's about maybe 3 years in the lives of vampires, werewolves, & this ridiculous human chick who can't decide whether she wants to be one of either faction or dead. There aren't generations of any sort in the books unless you count the HIGHLY marginalized parents & grandparents who show up in almost NONE of the story to give GOOD advice which is routinely ignored, as well as the one baby who really defies all kinds of rules of reality to be born instead of ripping apart her mother in utero.
Which I suppose makes this a rant because every time I hear the phrase "The Twilight Saga" I cringe & want to write 100 emails. But that accomplishes nothing because people will love Twilight regardless of the fact that it is misrepresented, an amalgamation of stolen ideas from another author, and completely full of bad writing. Ah well. C'est la vie.
But Twilight is still not a saga. And I'm VERY glad there are STILL no sparkly zombies.