^You say (maybe not you, but others from the Bella Swan thread) that it's alright for Bella to hate Forks and her schoolmates, because she just moved here and she is an angsty teenager.
It's fine if she gives everyone stereotypical judgements (Eric the over helpful chess-club type, Jessica the social ladder climber, Angela the shy girl), but Jessica can't act like a normal teenager?
Haha, this might sound kind of strange, but I felt like Jessica was victimized. She's just acting like another teenage girl, like Bella. Remember when Bella found out about Tanya? She suddenly became jealous.
moon sidhe wrote:"Of course she's already crushing on the Cullens. Fat lot of good it will do her," Jessica went on. "She's really not even pretty. I don't know why Eric is staring so much... or Mike."
Jessica, I'm guessing, was pretty popular before Bella showed up. She's obviously liked Mike for quite a while, and now this girl who hates everyone shows up, doesn't even have much interest in anything, but is welcomed with wide arms, shoving Jessica aside and out of the spotlight.
I'd imagine she would be fairly jealous.
"Everyone's looking at me today too," Jessica thought smugly. "Isn't it lucky Bella had two classes with me... I'll bet Mike will want to ask me what she's..."
And now she's found a way to keep herself beside the spotlight at all times.
After Bella's asking about Edward: "Oh, good luck, idiot!"
Yeah, that was rude. But can you honestly say you don't have a friend you're jealous of sometimes? Maybe it's a highschool thing, but I have a friend who always gets the boy's attention because she's pretty, but whenever it's just us girls, she just can't stop complaining
What I mean is, Jessica is jealous. It's a perfectly normal emotion. Edward has it. Bella has it. Edward even threatens Tyler in a way, because he is jealous. At least Jessica keeps it in her head. Outside, she's perfectly kind.
In the end, Jessica is the one who is ditched by Bella. Despite all her outward kindness, she's the one who gets shafted.