1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
I figured it had something to do with his reaction in Biology. I thought Bella was kind of overreacting though.
2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
If neither of her parents can cook, how did her family feed itself before she was born/matured to the point that she could use the stove? I doubt they were rich enough to eat out every meal, and I can't picture a three-year-old Bella cooking or even being allowed near a stove.
Also, if I were Bella, I would have walked out on Renee and moved in with Charlie long, long ago. I wouldn't want to be responsible for my own mother. So... I guess that makes Bella more naturally a server of others, rather than hating it when people tell her to do things (like me?).
3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?
I went, "oh so he's bipolar."
4. What was your first explanation for the change in Edward's eye color?
Some vampire thing, I mean, it's a common phenomenon in vampire fiction. The thirstier they are the darker their eyes are with bloodlust, that sort of thing. I didn't get why it wasn't red or something though.