1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
Not in the least. I'm plain-looking and I suppose I'm 'unpopular', but I have some friends, for goodness' sake, and I don't whine (all the time...). Also, I love the cold. I love the rain. I love Washington. I don't call my dad by his first name. I might kill myself if I had to live with a slow modem.
2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
They suffered from Bella's negative viewpoint, I think.
3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
Nice, but really over-the-top with the welcoming thing. My school is smaller than theirs, and when we get new students it's not like everyone's like, "SQUEE! NEW STUDENT! *glomp*". More of a, "oh look a new kid. hi, new kid... *ignores new kid*" sort of thing. Maybe it's because we get new kids all the time- stupid oil&gas boom- but still. Bella's welcome seemed a little extreme.
Anyway, yeah, her new friends seemed nice, especially Jessica- I still don't see how she's a backstabby, status-seeking, heartless gossip. But that's just me.
4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
I read the back of the book and knew he was a vampire. I thought he was acting like a prat, though.
5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
I wouldn't say I was hooked, merely interested. And wanting to see what all the hype was about. And wondering why Quinn- who read it first- stayed up till three in the morning to finish, and then asked our cousin for the second book.