akire wrote:HOFJ, I agree that Bella had difficulty making friends in general and more specifically human girlfriends. Why do you think that is? A product of her close relationship with her mother? Too shy to befriend girls like herself (Angela) and uninterested in the shallower girls (Jessica & Lauren)?
I think it's a bit of both. Bella, at least for me, seems kind of geeky. More interested in classic books than in going to the mall. I really don't see her and Jessica having much to talk. I think Angela and Bella are more alike and they enjoy each other's company, but Bella has to keep a certain distance from Angela. Because she can't be 100% honest with her. She has to be quite seletive about what she's going to say.
And about Bella lack of friends, in my opinion, it's just a matter of finding your crew. And they are the Cullens.