Alphie wrote:1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
I had just assumed he was sick or something.
Alphie wrote: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?
It sounds like Bella never had a real childhood. Kind of explains why she's so responsible for someone her age. She never had any other choice.
Alphie wrote: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?
It seemed like whatever had been bothering him the other day was no longer on his mind. He seemed maybe a little too friendly, which made me think he recognized his rudeness and was trying to make up for it.
Alphie wrote:4. What was your first explanation for the change in Edward's eye color?
I've always been under the impression that most people don't even notice someone else's eye color unless they're purposely paying attention to it. Maybe she had just remembered it wrong.