Just want to say - I LOVE this chapter-by-chapter analysis - Thank you to whomever came up with it!
1. Do you personally relate to Bella feeling queasy around blood?
Not in real life, no. Sounds weird, but when I have to deal with real situations involving blood and wounds, I cope quite well, but watching it on TV or in films makes me feel queasy. And ER-type stuff is worse than battle-scene tpye stuff. Weird, huh?
2. Were you afraid for Bella when Edward scooped her up? Did you think the fact that their was blood around might endanger her?
No. I suppose, knowing that he was a vampire, that I should have, but to be perfectly honest, I was reacting pretty much like Bella at this point. Whenever he appeared, my pulse raced, and I was just waiting for her to get on and figure it out (that he's a vamp), and for him to get on and kiss her. Reading these books made me feel 17 again - more than I did when I was 17, if that makes sense??
3. Edward says that Bella doesn't seem like a junior in high school. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment?
I agree. Her selflessness in moving to Forks in the first place, her concern for Jess over the Mike thing, the fact that she kept Edward's 'secret' over the van accident - she's a lot more mature than most of the 16/17 year olds I know. More than anything, it's her ability to see things from other people's perspectives, that (to me) is the biggest part of maturity.
4. What did you think about Edward's demeanor this chapter? How is it different than in the previous chapters?
It's hard to remember what exactly I was thinking the first time I read it, to not let what I know now (having read the other books, and especially Midnight Sun) affect how I read this chapter. BUT, I what I do remember thinking is that he had obviously made a decision. Having ignored her for 6 weeks, he has obviously now decided to try to form some kind of relationship with her. His warnings meant (to me), that although he had tried to do what's 'right', he was drawn to her in some way: "I'm tired of trying to stay away from Bella"