CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby oleander » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:23 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?
I thought it was sweet that Charlie put the chains on without telling her because I think he knew they would both be embarassed. As for Renee, my thoughts of her at this point were still that she was flighty and maybe a little rash.

2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?
I certainly thought I had it all until i read Bella's post-accident thoughts.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
Charlie's response was exactly what I thought it would be.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
I found Carlisle to be professional with his patients but very warm toward Edward. It was great to see that he was a nice guy.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
I wasn't surprised by his sarcastic comments, obviously something was up and he was trying to deflect any possible attention away from him. By discrediting Bella's version of the story by saying she had hit her head, he was bound to be able to get away with what he did.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby viokagloring » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:37 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?

i thought Renee just really missed her. either that or she couldnt really funtion without her. Bella was big part of her life so when she left she probably had some major adjustments to do.

2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?

oh i definately had to read this part multiple times. i got really confused for some reason. and everything happened so fast! i got that Edward had run to save her but i didnt get that car almost squashed her three times! i later read the partial to Midnight Sun and i understood it better there.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?

i knew on the inside he was probably panicking like crazy. i mean any parent would be. it would have hurt him so much if anything major happened to Bella.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?

um...i thought i want a doctor like that! haha. but he was so cool about everything and obviously working with Edward to keep Bella quiet. though she never said anything of what happened.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?

intrigued me. yes it did. he knew that nothing major happened to Bella and he was trying to keep his secret can you blame him?
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby RussetRose♥ » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:42 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?

That she is kinda needy.

2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?

I didn't understand what had happend at first cause it had happened all sooo fast. But, then by reading on in the chapter I finally understood what had taken place. And then I was in shock! :o

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?

I couldn't believe that he called Renee. lol! :D


4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?

That he was caring of his patients.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?

I thought that he was just being stubborn.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby X-X-Burn-It-Down-X-X » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:40 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?
It changed my mind of her completely. At first I thought she wasn't that much of a caring, well not caring but, interested mother. Then that made me realized how much she did really care about Bella and how dependant on her she was.

2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?
I took it all in, until Edward came into the scene :roll: then I was focusing mainly on what he was saying/doing rather than what was happening.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
Seemed pretty normal to me. But it did make me realize how panicky (if that's a word xD) he was and how much he cared about Bella.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?

Wow. He is so cool. I can't believe he is a doctor. It's freaky he's so young and has so many adopted children. xD But I thought he was awesome! I didn't think he was that similar to Edward though.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
Everything Edward does intrigues me :roll:
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby 'twahy-lahyt' » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:45 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?
thought that she just really loved her, and didnt even realize where whe was, she just wanted Bella home so she can make sure she was okay.

2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?
I got the gist of it, but i did miss a lot, so i went back and reread it when it was over.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
It really showed how much he really loved and cared for Bella even though they haven't really seen each other in soo many years.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
I thought he was playing it very cool, i figured Edward had told him everything, so he was just acting like nothing was unusual, and that Edward had really just pulled Bella out of the way.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
It intrigued me of course. everything about Edward Cullen intrigues me
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby MissMagnolia » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:12 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?
She was very immature and needy. It kind of got on my nerves.
2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?
I definitely missed the accident the first time. After Bella thinks about the accident, I still wasn't quite sure what was going on so I had to go back and read it.
3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
He was very charming and easy going. Bella felt comfortable around him and that is unusual considering he is a doctor.
5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
Neither, I think I was mostly angry at him like Bella was. He just made her seem like she was totally mental
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby ashiekins16 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:41 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?
I didn't really think she was the best mom figure. She is too needy. Bella is more of the mom figure.

2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?
I had to re-read the lines a few times to understand what happened. It seemed to weird.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
It showed how much he does care for Bella even thought it had been awhile since he'd seen her and he's not used to raising Bella.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
He was cool. Seemed like a great person.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
Nothing with him ever really frightened me with him. It was an odd response, but he is someone different.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby EmeraldLace » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:52 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?
Still very careless, stupid. Same as my first impression really...
2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?
Straight away, I'm one to read thoroughly.
3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
Typical of any father really...
4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
"He's cute" basically, I share my first impressions with Bella always.
5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
The sarcastic ones made me laugh, again though - I share reactions with Bella.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby *TwilightIsMyDrug* » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:43 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?
This part seriously made me tear up a little. Charlie is a good dad. Bella has taken care of her mother for 17 years and she never really got the favor in return from her mom...not in the way a mom SHOULD be at least. I think it shows Renee's selfish side when she calls and wants her to come home...oh wait, and she's NOT even there. Ugh.

2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?
I reread this part a few times, trying to soak it all in. So I think I pretty well got it the first time around.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
It's what I expected. LOL.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
Handsome ;-)

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
You know, they sorta pissed me off. I was mad at him just like Bella. I thought he was being a little bit of a jerk. As a reader, it made me very intrigued and I couldn't wait to figure the whole thing out!
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby lag28wa » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:39 pm

1. Bella is surprised and touched that Charlie put snow chains on her truck because she isn't used to people taking care of her. Later on we know that Renee called Bella hysterical to have her come home yet Renee wasn't in Phoenix. Given all of this what were your impressions of Renee?
Just confirmed what I already felt about her, that she is flighty, and a bit impulsive, its like she has things that she wants, but she doesn't think them through thoroughly. It seemed to me that it should have occurred to Renee that Bella wouldn't come home to an empty house or without a sound plan for what would happen once she got there, yet Renee hadn't really thought that through. Sometimes I think Renee can be selfish/childish, but she doesn't do it on purpose, its just her personality.

2. The accident is the first great action scene in the book. Did you get all the details right in your head the first time, or did you realize you missed finer points when Bella thinks about the accident later?
I read it over more than once to get all the details. I knew that Edward wasn't standing next to her, but like Bella I was wondering how he got there so fast and why he was acting in a mixture of anger and concern. I didn't notice until I reread the book though that Bella see's Edwards siblings with a mix of concern, anger, and disapproval at what Edward's done.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
It seemed typical to me. Especially for someone who's not used to living with a teenager 24/7. I think Charlie is unprepared for the "trouble" that Bella might be able to get in, even though she is a good kid. Seems he wants to protect her but not smother her so much that she might leave.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
The first thing I noticed about Carlisle was how different his demeanor was from Edward, it made me suspicious about him I think! He was just so "ordinary" where Edward's behavior has always been a little strange up until this point, but I found him refreshing.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
They intrigued me, they definately didn't frighten me, but felt like they might be hurtful to Bella. She just wants answers when she is already confused and stressed and his reaction seems harsh because we don't know the reason for it. I'm with Bella, I want answers!
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