1. There are so many humorous quotes from this chapter. The "zingers" keep coming. Which is your favorite from chapter nine and why?
I like when Bella is freaking out about Edward's driving, and he is like..."Enough commentary on my driving!" haha it gets me every time. And when he is like... "That's more than one." Ah, Edward. I was in love with him at this point.
2. Do you think Bella is starting to regret that she flirted with Jacob in order to get information from him?
It's not regret persay, but it is a little bit of embarrassment.
3. Much of the chapter centers around the phrase, "it doesn't matter". Why exactly doesn't it matter to Bella?
That Edward is a vampire, and not human. She doesn't care about that, she just cares about what's in his heart. Aw.
4. Bella is on the verge of tears once and then finally does cry a second time. What emotion do you think is largely responsible for her tears givien that we know she only usually cries when she is angry.
Embarrassment and disappointment. She let him see how deep her feelings were and he was like... NEVER be in love with me, it's never too late, and I think she took that not as he intended like, "Please be aware that I am a vampire who is perfectly capable of killing you and in fact, I want your blood more than anything right now, and I might just slip and kill you" and i think that she took it as "Get away from me, I don't feel the same."
5. The chapter ends with the famous "three things" quote. What exactly do you think was the point where Bella fell "unconditionally and irrevocably in love" with Edward?
After all of the weirdness before, with running away, to being friendly, to saving her life, to avoiding her and ignoring her, I think that when he asked her to go to Seattle with him was when she realized that she was in love with him. But I think she had strong feelings for him the moment she saw him.