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?
I think it depends which way you look at it. From Bella's point of view, no - she went through Hell and had an irrational but in the end, valid reason for doing what she did. Jess wasn't hurt and it was Bella's personal issue, so why should she go all out to keep people away from her? But then from Jess's point of view... Bella asks her to see a movie out of the blue after ignoring her for four months, acts weird all through it, and then walks off to a bunch of random guys that she'd been trying to escape from. She acted like a nut with no explanation, and Jess never knew how deeply she felt about Edward to justify the freak outs. And Jess thought they were in danger, and Bella wasn't helping that. So I suppose she had every reason to feel angry - though I don't think it was right to turn other people against her. Deal with your own issues, instead of involving other people - God knows Bella had to.
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 more than anywhere else, the meadow symbolises Edward to her. It makes sense that if anywhere, his voice and his prescence would be there.
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?
I think he's just naturally like that - he likes a challenge anyway, as proven by the bikes, and Bella is a challenge at that point. More than that, though, he really likes her - he doesn't like seeing her miserable and believes he can make her happy. He thinks by being persistant, he'll win her over - and he makes both of them happy in one go.
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?
I saw it as a betrayal. It was so clear to me that she was always meant for Edward that the idea of her with someone else irritated me and felt like she was being disloyal to Edward. But away from the caught up emotion, from where she was, it wasn't the worst idea... She was in a bad state and had someone around that made her a bit better. Why not give herself the chance of a slight bit of happiness, the only kind she can get, and make Jacob, her best friend, happy in the process?
But whatever. Team Edward.
'Out of nowhere, she was perched on Jasper's back, her lips at his neck.
Jasper chuckled, shaking his head. "You truly are one frightening little monster."' ~APPC~