1)Why did Bella want to try cliff diving? Do you think it was because she wanted to hear Edward's voice again or she wanted to be "absolutely free”, unthinking, and utterly irresponsible? OR do you think there was another, deeper issue?
I think that while wanting to be free had something to do with it, she mostly just wanted to hear Edward again.
2)Why wouldn't Billy tell Jacob what was going on with Sam, and Jacob's friends? (as to why the were acting strangely). Do you feel Jacob could've handled and understood the truth if he was told at the beginning of New Moon?
He probably would have.
3)Another albino comment is made, not by Bella this time but by Jacob.
"I've never seen anyone paler than you except for---," Jacob says.
Why do you think Bella's paleness is mentioned yet again? Is it a comparison between the "light" side and the "dark" side, an innocent comment on Jacob's part or something else?
Just an innocent comment. It's a pretty easy observation to make, since Bella is pretty pale.
4)Bella calls Jacob her "fix" on page 162. A fix is something to make you feel temporarily better in regards to your physical or emotional health. Do you think Bella realizes that her close friendship with Jacob, throughout the first ¾ of the book, might only be temporary? Did you think he would continue to be her fix throughout "Eclipse" if something upsets her about Edward?
I'm not sure. It may have been temporary, since I know that when she gets back with Edward, she feels as if him leaving her never happened. However, the time that they spent together isn't something that can just be thrown away easily. By this point, Bella does regard him as a friend, something that's pretty rare for her. I think that while he probably won't be her "fix" when Edward is with her, she'll always see him as a friend.