1) This is the first mention we have of the huge black bear wandering around the forest of Forks. What was your first impression of this information? Did you think it would be as important as it turned out to be?
I thought it was a werewolf or something... I had a feeling it would be important.2) What did you think of Mike in this chapter and his behavior toward Bella? Were you surprised that he wasn't trying to "make the most" of working alone with her?
No, I wasn't surprised at all. I am sure that after several months of Bella being comatose, he has given up on trying to impress her.3) What did you think of Bella's motorcycle plan?
Insane. I feel bad for her, but I don't think she should be doing this. 4) When you first saw Jacob through Bella's eyes, what did you think? Did you like him? Did you think he would become as important to her as he did?
I knew of the plot, so I knew he would become important. And Jacob was awesome, as usual. I like Jacob. 5) Were you surprised by Bella's complete reluctance to leave Forks or did you suspect it given Edward's minimally lingering presence? Why or why not?
I understand her reluctance, though, I do think that if she stays in Forks, she'll be sad for the rest of her life. I understand how important Edward was to her, but it's quite sad to see her like that.6) This is the first time we see Billy without Edward around or the threat of Edward looming. Did your impression of him change at all from Twilight? Why or why not?
Yes, it did change, actually. He seemed much happier now that the Cullens were gone, and much kinder towards Bella now that Edward was out of the picture. I liked Billy here.