1. Jessica switches allegiance by siding with Lauren and convincing others to not go on the group outing. Do you feel that, based on Bella's actions the night of the bar incident, her reaction is justified?
No, not at all. If she was a real friend, she would have recognised that Bella needed all the support she could get.
2. When the motorcycle loses power to summon Edward's voice, Bella begins to search for the meadow. Why do you think she chooses this as her next attempt to conjure his voice?
Because it is such a visceral reminder of Edward, and a place where so much happened between them. Perhaps also because she did feel fear when she was first there with him, and she's thinking maybe its memory can "summon" him.
3. Bella is amazed that Jacob never gives up on pursuing her, despite rejection after rejection. She wonders where he gets the confidence. Based on what we know of Jacob, what do you think he reasons are for being so confident and not giving up?
He's an optimist. He's also attracted to her, and can see that he's helping her.
4. Bella knows that part of her will always love Edward, yet she begins to entertain the idea of Jacob being more than just a friend. Do you see this as a betrayal of her heart, or is she smart to press forward and think about moving on?
She is trying to move on. She doesn't believe, at least consciously, that Edward lover her anymore. And she probably doesn't believe, either consciously or subconsciously, that he will come back. She's trying to restart her life.