1. How do you think Edward and Bella both did in trying to behave naturally around each other on the "morning after?" Was Bella too nervous or shy? Did Edward seem more open?
Bella was understandably nervous, wondering if things would be the same - "Last night all the walls were down... almost all. I didn't know if we were still being as candid today." She realised the night before that she's in love with him, but he told her to "Never say that." - so she's nervous about letting her feelings show too much.
Edward doesn't seem to try to much to be 'natural', if you mean, as they were with each other before. But he does seem to show more of himself "...sooner than should be possible, he was sitting next to me, starting the car." - so in this way, I suppose he's being more natural - showing his true nature (or aspects of it) more.
And yes, he seems a lot more open, talking about his family's love of fast cars - "We try to blend in.", and one of my favourite lines from this chapter - "Hadn't you noticed? I'm breaking all the rules now." Also, he talks very openly about his mind reading.
2. How do you think Edward really felt about Bella's conversation with Jessica?
Really hard to answer this one honestly, having read Midnight Sun - however, I shall try:
Ok, I've just re-read the lunchtime scene - Bella talks about "irritation wining out over amusement as the dominant expression on his face." And his questions to her - he does seem to be annoyed (not sure that is the right word) that she doesn't understand how he feels for her, that she thinks she cares more for him. But if I were in her place, I would have assumed the same thing, that it was curiosity at not being able to read my mind, rather than anything else, which kept his interest. Having read minds for over 80 years, I would have expected Edward to have a better understanding of the insecurities of people starting out in relationships -doesn't everyone think that they love more than they are loved?
3. Bella took a bite of pizza after Edward. Stephenie has told us that in that moment, Bella consumed a very small amount of venom. Does it surprise you that Edward didn't stop her from taking a bite or that he didn't react to it in any way?
Again, ignoring what I know from Midnight Sun:
I don't think Bella was in any danger - the venom needs to be in the blood stream to have an effect, right? And what could he have done? More lightning-fast movements, with the whole cafeteria watching? Forced/asked her to spit it out? It didn't surprise me that he did nothing, even after I knew he was poisonous.
4. They argue about who cares for whom more all throughout lunch. In your opinion, which one really does care for the other more?
Very hard question, and impossible to know the answer at this stage of the story. They are both experiencing their first love, and as we know from Stephanie, they are both experiencing True Love. As I said before, don't most people think they love more than they are loved? So they both think they love the other more - This is a very tricky question to ask with out talking about the other books. I give up!
5. Emmett prefers bears, Edward prefers mountain lions. Based on their personality, what do you suppose the other Cullens prefer to hunt?
VERY good question. I have NO idea!! Has anyone ever asked Stephanie? Is there an answer out there somewhere??