06/01/2010 01:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why 'Twilight' Is Popular: The Oatmeal Explains (VIDEO)

We at HuffPost Books love The Oatmeal. They always seem to know just the right way to express our literary-related frustrations, like our grammar and punctuation pet peeves. The Oatmeal is in fine form here in their video on why the "Twilight" books are so popular. The formula involves a main character who is "an empty shell," a perfect guy, and the ability to convince the reader that "it would be perfectly normal for a 100 year old immortal with a perfect body and a perfect soul to date an annoying high school chick."