1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?
The level of their wealth became even more obvious. I liked that it was so open, such a refuge for them.
2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.
I liked Carlisle even more than before; his obvious passion for his job screamed volumes about his character. I loved Esme - she was so sweet - and it was nice to see a more traditional mother figure for the first time. I loved how welcoming they were to Bella.
3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?
I figured it would be important again, but I didn't have an idea of how big it would be.
4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?
I think Bella. It was Edward's idea; he was more prepared than Bella. She had to meet a whole lot more of his family, too, and all of them were clued up on the situation, adding another level to their meeting. Charlie was in the dark about the whole thing.
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