1. When Bella made the connection between the thief and the Seattle newborns, were you surprised? If not, when did you figure it out?It wasn't at all surprising when she made the connection, but I can't claim to have consciously made the connection either. It was more as soon as she figured it out, I went, "Oh yeah, duh. Why'd it take them so long?"
2. How did you feel about Jess making light of the "friendship" she shared with Bella? Would you have reacted the same way Bella reacted?Jess is ridiculous. Always has been, probably always will be. Bella handled it well by not handling it at all. That's what is to be done about fake friendships. Nothing. Both of them knew there wasn't anything real about it. So they smiled and laughed while knowing it was meaningless, in their heads.
3. Do you think Bella would have been more excited to graduate if there wasn't the danger from Seattle looming over her? Or do you think she still would have been contemplating the "ending" of her human life?No and yes. Bella wouldn't have been excited about the actual graduation, but she would have been anticipating what came after the graduation, the transformation.
4. Charlie expresses some concern about not being able to give Bella everything, yet Bella tells him he's been the best dad. How honest do you think Bella was being in that whole conversation?Completely honest. Bella genuinely loves Charlie and she knows he has put up with sooooo much of her crap. She completely meant it and believes that Charlie had been the best father he possibly could have been.