1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her?
I think she didn't want to go to the dance because she didn't like the spotlight, she was very self conscious from the get go so it didn't surprise me that sh 86ed the dance.
I don't think any of the boys appealed to her because they were just that . . . boys! Bella seemed mature for her years and when you have a mature mind adolescent boys can be tedious, I don't think any of them intellectually stimulated her. She refers to Eric as the Math geek, so that was no surprise, she thought Tyler offered because he almost squished her, and I think his arrogance annoyed her, (and she was preoccupied with Edward at the time!). Mike was a lap dog always too eager, his possessiveness annoyed me so I was sure Bella's reaction was the same, not only that, she was a loyal friend to Jessica. She knew how Jessica felt and she would have never done that to her friend whether she was interested or not.
2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior?
That made me laugh when she blurted that at him, it was a Bella thing to say. I thought (after Mike asked Bella to the dance in front of Edward) that perhaps the jealousy made him realize how he felt about Bella. Seeing someone else look at her like that and take affirmative action towards getting to know her better, I assumed that it made him realize how much he liked her.
Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
- Oscar Wilde