1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
Yes, she was a normal girl in a normal world. She was being flung into a new situation with a little bit of hesitance. Mostly though, I related with her self consciousness, I am very much the same way, I would most definitely want to just blend into the wallpaper LOL2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
They were parents, Renee seemed genuinely upset her daughter was leaving, and I could see that in the way she was willing to make sacrifices to keep Bella close.
Charlie seemed quiet and unsure, he hadn't spent but two weeks a year with his own daughter, I could only imagine how uncomfortable that would be. I think he handled it well.3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
Jessica I could immediately see she was using Bella because she was popular at that specific moment and she enjoyed the limelight herself, if she had to share it, so be it.
Angela seemed genuine and shy.
Mike was the popular boy everybody likes.
Eric was as described.
Lauren, only one word and I will not say this.4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
Intrigued, his mysteriousness grasped me immediately and I like a little mystery. I was amazed by his intensity as he glared at Bella, it jumped off the page at you.5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
Wasn't sure what his dealio was, but I knew it must be something to do with him being a vampire, I did read the back cover before buying . . . oops!!6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
Hooked from the get go, the chapter was a little slow but it was establishing characters. I just adore the way SM uses descriptive writing to paint the pictures in your mind. you can see almost every detail she describes. I was addicted from this point though.