1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
Honestly, I thought he was hanging out a home, skipping school, because he didn't know what he was going to do about the new girl. 2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
For me, it illustrated that she had to grow up fast while living with Renee. While Renee was adaquate at taking care of her daughter, her flighty nature kept Bella from really being a kid. It was only natural for Bella to develop into a sensitive and nurturing person. She was forced into it at an early age. 3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?
I thought it was a little curious. If I was Bella I would have told him to stick it (even though I wouldn't have meant it either). I never thought he was putting on a show, but I do think he was searching for more information to see if he could read her thoughts or find out why he couldn't. 4. What was your first explanation for the change in Edward's eye color?
Pretty early on I figured out what Edward was (darn spoilers
) but I figured that he had eaten.