1) Who were you expecting in the house? Where you disappointed it wasn't Edward?
I didn't think it would be Edward, though I was still slightly disappointed. I half expected it to be Victoria, going along with Jacob in thinking it was a trick. I practically danced around the room when it was Alice.
2) Did Alice's reaction to the news of werewolves in Forks taint your opinion of the pack?
It brings back to the surface how risky hanging around with them is, in the same way that the pack's hatred of the Cullens brings up the danger of vampires. But other than that, it didn't really change my opinion much.
3) What do you think of Alice's history? Do you find her parents to have been barbaric?
I felt so sorry for her. I thought her parents were awful, to be honest. And I wondered if her sister knew, and what she thought of it. I don't understand how you could just do that to your child, pretend they've died and shove them into a mental home when they were so horrible in those days. It was awful.
4) This is our first real glimpse into Charlie's pain over Bella. How did the scene between Charlie and Alice effect your opinion of Charlie as a parent?
Oh God, it was heartbreaking. If this is in the New Moon movie, I'll probably cry. Charlie pulls at my heartstrings. To hear how much he suffered, and did it all quietly because he couldn't do a thing about it? It was astounding that he could do all of that, just wait for her to get better and suffer through it without shoving her off on Renee again, just because she wanted to stay there. Poor, poor Charlie. I think he's a better parent than clueless Renee, too. I think he's a pretty good dad - understanding, patient, calm.
5) An important piece of information was learned in this chapter regarding Alice's second sight & werewolves. How do you think this affected Alice's confidence?
I think it shook her confidence a bit; she's never not been able to see anyone before, not even Bella, who eludes everyone else. It WOULD be a shock to the system. And an even nastier one, seeing as how figuring out when the werewolves will snap would be useful to them, paranoid as they are about the wolves being untrustworthy.
'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~