1. What did you think tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?
I wished she could have thought of another tactic; even when Renee is in the hospital and Bella wants to get out of bed to comfort her and stop her worrying, I was worrying about how Charlie would be feeling. It really upset me how much she had to hurt him; but she HAD to do it, because there was no other way around it. It was even more heartbreaking in the film, for some reason. I felt so sorry for Charlie, and completely understood Bella's meltdown in the truck afterwards.
2. There is a lot of interaction among the Cullens. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?
It shows the level of respect that they have for each other; the only other person Edward has that much respect for is Carlisle, who he idolises, so it shows how deep the bond between Edward and Alice must be for her to be able to stop him. It makes sense that he would trust her, given his ability to see her visions, but I think it's deeper than that; it's the bond the two of them have formed from having their mind abilities that actually persuades him to listen.
3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?
He knew that it couldn't end well, and didn't want to be part of it either way; self preservation would have told him that he, without any gift like James or Victoria, would have been the one to come off the worst when versing seven vampires; plus, James' games had begun to bore him. Denali was the closest thing to a way out for Laurent, to joining another coven and getting out of James' as well as personal danger.
4. Were you surprised that Jasper could felt that Bella was worth it? What do you think lead him to that conclusion?
I was really touched by that comment from Jasper. His being able to feel emotions, he read it from her; amongst everything else, he felt the sense of worthlessness coming from her that Bella does often feel around Edward, let alone in that situation. And he picked up on that to make her feel better. I thought it was really sweet; it's one of the things that made me like him as a character, despite him being more distant than the rest of the Cullens.
'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~