I was poking around online the other day, when I came across THIS:
Now, I'll be one of the first people to say that I don't particularly like Twilight, but this picture hurts me a little. I don't think that any book should be banned, taken away, or burned. What purpose does destroying a book serve? Nobody profits from this, except the book burner and Stephenie Meyer. Burning books deprives someone, somewhere an opportunity to read it.
Every book has the potential to help someone. They can help people learn to read, or give an escape. Books can teach us things without us feeling like we've been taught. I know that's kind of confusing, so I'll explain. When you read a book, you can empathize with the characters, even though they may be completely different from you. A reader can learn about the difficulties that people go through because of their skin color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other factor. People can better themselves through books.
Twilight may not be the greatest piece of fiction out there, but it serves a purpose. I know several people who used Twilight as a springboard for other books. It has ignited a passion for reading in countless people who otherwise wouldn't pick up a book.
So, if you're one of those people who hates Twilight or some other book, go on hating. But please don't destroy the book. Donate it to a library, shelter, or some other place where it has the opportunity to reach someone.