1. Did you feel a sense of foreboding in this chapter? At what point did you feel what was coming? Or did it take you by surprise?
I had a hunch that something was going to happen but not something like this. Even when he said that they were leaving, I thought 'okay, they're taking her with them, right?' and then when he didn't, told her he didn't want her and walked away, I didn't keep reading. At that point I'm pretty sure I screamed (making my parents panic that something was wrong) and then began to cry. It took me totally by suprise, I couldn't believe that he could be so callous.
2. Just as Bella did, have you ever felt that subconscious desire to grasp a hold of a relationship slipping away?
I don't think I can relate to it on a level that happened to her, but there was one instance for me. My best friend since the beginning of high school was going out with this guy who i'd known for longer than she had and I just knew he would hurt her and that she deserved astronomically better than him. I'm also not afraid of making my thoughts heard and as such told her exactly how I felt. This resulted in the biggest fight that we'd ever had, where she told me that she didn't think we could be friends anymore after this. I had alot of issues in HS and she was the one thing up unto that point that kinda kept me grounded. When she told me this (doing so by letter) I couldn't think straight, and I only remember tears. We talked and I told her that the only reason i was doing this was because I felt it for her own good. Turns out, in the end he cheated on her with someone else and left her but being right didn't have the vindication it usually did because she was hurt. However, I was thrilled that we managed to hold our friendship together and to this date she is my best friend.
3. Edward speech was definitely a harsh one, but did it grasp reality for you as it did for Bella? Or were you expecting him to run back to her at any moment? Did you believe him as readily as Bella did?
At the beginning I did because he seemed so serious, regardless of how good a liar he is. In Twilight his entire world seemed to revolve around her-how could he hurt her like this so readily? Tears were running down my face-until he warned her to be careful and not hurt herself.In that one split second when he let his guard down, I just knew that he was doing something he thought right to protect her, and that he still loved her. I didn't think he'd dart back to her that fast, because when he gets something into that bronze head of his he sticks to it (however hare brained an idea it may be) but I didn't think it would take him as long as it did.
4. When Sam appeared during the search, describe your gut reaction to his presence.
What the heck?? For me it was pure confusion. I mean, I understand that Charlie is a friend of Billy's but why is a teenager who has no connection to the Swan's out looking for her? The snuffling noise mad me curious too, although at first I took it for a deer or something foraging for food.
5. Describe your reaction as you read the "months" pages
As though the bottom had dropped out of my stomach. To not be able to describe time passing except by single words on an otherwise blank page, how much mental agony must that girl have been going through? Enough that I know it's a feeling I hope to never have to replicate.
Come on and pick me up, somebody clear the wreckage from the blast....-Jack's Mannequin, The Resolution
So I know I'm not alone in a world full of Vampires-Jack's Mannequin, Cell Phone