1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices?
I figured that it had to be the way it worked, because so many tiny things can change the future. It says a lot about exactly how much power we have over our own futures, I guess.
2. How long to you think it took Alice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news?
Not very long; Alice, after all, would have known that she was going there all along. Alice would have prepared Jasper, and Jasper would have thought of Bella running rather just than them failing. Both relied on each other to keep tabs on her. So Alice would have thought Jasper was keeping proper watch on her until called her and told her to see if Bella was okay in the toilets, I guess. Then they would have seen the situation for what it was; a betrayal by Bella that lead her to the ballet studio. I don't imagine that Edward took the news well at all; I'll bet it took a lot from Jasper to keep him calm enough to listen, and even then only the fact that they were in public and that Alice knew where Bella was going would have kept him calm enough to function.
3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in?
God, that made me cry, I felt so sorry for Alice, she was my favourite character right from the start. It says that her human family weren't sympathetic or understanding, unlike her vampire family. I suppose, given the time they were in, it was almost justified: the fear surrounding her visions, and not knowing what else to do. And it's a good thing that they did, otherwise there would be no vampire Alice, and that would be awful. But submitting her to a place that would do what they did to her is just unforgivable.
4. James is somewhat of a performance artist, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his character or his life when he was a human?
That he paid attention to detail, that he overthought everything and had a tendancy to be provoking and ovredramatic.
'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~