Alphie wrote:1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
I think I did relate to Bella right away, but it's pretty easy to relate to her.
2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
My first impressions weren't that great of Bella's parents.
I was surprised that her mom would actually allow her daughter to move away; if my mom and I were in that situation, I think she would have postponed the wedding or just lived apart from her new husband until I graduated high school. To me it seemed like she chose her new husband over her daughter's stability. That's not something my mom would have done to me.
Charlie seemed to me like a loving but inattentive, bumbling father. I think he was beyond thrilled that his daughter was coming to live with him but not really sure of the reasons behind it.
3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
To tell the truth, I wasn't really that interested in them. I was just waiting for her to meet Edward. I don't even remember which girl made the first attempt at friendship- was it Jessica?
4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
I was intrigued by Edward and I couldn't wait to learn more about him and the rest of his siblings. It was obvious that he was the vampire that Bella fell in love with. I did not expect the vampires to be out in the daytime, and excited that Stephenie Meyer was not sticking to traditional vampire myths.
5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
That definitely confused me. I knew that Edward and Bella were the central characters, so why he would seem to hate her so intensely for no apparent reason really threw me off. It was a nice twist to something that could have been too predictable.
6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
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