1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
yes and no. I could identify with feeling out of place and not wanting to draw attention to yourself, and i could also relate to the fact that she was a regular girl, not a cheerleader, not particularly graceful, just, well, ordinary.2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
Charlie reminded me of my father, quiet and strong, very uncomfortable with showing emotion. I liked him right away. Renee reminded me of my friend's mother, A LOT! If it had been said that she fed Bella hors d'oeuvres for dinner, i might have suspected that SM knew my friend's mom.3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
I immediately disliked Lauren and Jessica. There was something about Jess that didn't gel with me. Angela, though quiet, seemed like a more authentic person, more of the kind of friend i could imagine Bella having4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
since i really didn't know a lot about the books, i was REALLY intrigued by Edward. i hadn't heard much of anything at all about the books, so it was all new and fresh and yeah, i really wanted to know more.5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
i didn't know what to think about Edward's behavior. I couldn't figure it out. it made no sense. until later. 6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
I was hooked after the first word, i think. i spent the next week doing nothing but reading. i forgot to eat, i didn't watch tv, all i could do was read.