1. What was your reaction when you realized that Alice had sketched Bella's house in Phoenix?
I was thinking that James was in Phoenix, at Bella's mother's house, and that they were seriously screwed. I knew he must be planning something bad having to do with her mother.
2. Why do you think Bella chooses not to tell Alice and Jasper what is going on.
She knew that if she were able to avoid James in this instance, he would not give up and never leave her alone. I think she wanted to get her death over with. Also, she was obviously worried that James would find out she told Alice and Jasper, and he would kill her mother. I know this is horrible, but I wish she had told Alice and Jasper, even before I knew it was a ruse. I figured they could probably get to James without him hurting her mother, but if he did, I thought she was expendable enough. I know, I'm horrible.
3. Bella is able to resist Jasper's calming power. Do you think she actually successfully resisted, or that he gave up when she broke contact?
I think she did successfully resist. She has a very powerful mind, she's a shield!