1. Would you have been as reluctant as Bella was to accept the gift of a new car, even one as extravagant as the Mercedes, from someone like Edward?
I'm not sure. I've always thought that Bella is a little extreme when it comes to accepting gifts, especially from Edward, but I understand why she's always been a little reluctant when it comes to this. I would have accepted the other gifts Edward has given Bella without putting up a fight, but when it comes to the Mercedes - they're just so expensive and it's such a huge gift that I might have been maybe a little bit as reluctant as Bella. If I'm saying that, then I can only imagine how hard it must have been for her. 2. Did you feel Charlie was justified in putting up the various posters of Jacob around town or should he have left that up to Billy? Remember, even as the police chief, Charlie doesn't have jurisdiction over the reservation.
Completely. Charlie has been like a second father to Jacob his whole life - even though Charlie doesn't have jurisdiction over the reservation, I could understand his frustration and anxiety at this point - after all, he is the chief, so he's going to try to do as much as he can. 3. What were your thoughts about the way Charlie reacted to the engagement? About how Renee reacted?
Okay, I knew their reactions would either be them blowing up and resulting in this huge fight with Bella, or them blowing it off
and expecting it. But that still didn't make me any less surprised when I read that part. I mean, I guess in Eclipse, Charlie was sort of expecting something like it - so his reaction was a little more realistic than Renee's. He's been around the both of them together much more than Renee has, and he was angry at first, seemed to be in a little bit of shock, and then just laughed it off. Whereas Renee was just excited when Bella told her the news, and Bella's built up the reaction of Renee so much, that it was just more shocking to me. 4. Were you nervous for the wedding at the end of this chapter? Did you think Jacob would show up?
Before the book came out, I was debating whether or not Jacob would show up at the wedding - but when I was reading it, I was just reading it. Not really thinking of what could come up. Definitely not nervous about that - I was just super excited to see how the wedding of everyone's dreams would finally play out. It was my favorite part of the whole book - Edward and Bella's romantic moment without Bella's pregnancy or imprinting or all that other stuff getting in the way. I felt like that scene was the truest. Loved it.