1. Jessica switches allegiance by siding with Lauren and convincing others to not go on the group outing. Do you feel that, based on Bella's actions the night of the bar incident, her reaction is justified? Maybe. Jess probably thought that Bella was ready to get back in the swing of things by going to a movie with her earlier, but after her odd behavior, Jess just didn't want to deal with Bella.
2. When the motorcycle loses power to summon Edward's voice, Bella begins to search for the meadow. Why do you think she chooses this as her next attempt to conjure his voice? Ooo, this is the place that has the strongest connection to Edward; it was their own special sacred place, where they first expressed their feelings to each other and Bella saw Edward for what he truly was. Of ANY place, this one would bring Edward's voice back.
3. Bella is amazed that Jacob never gives up on pursuing her, despite rejection after rejection. She wonders where he gets the confidence. Based on what we know of Jacob, what do you think he reasons are for being so confident and not giving up? *sigh* I don't like Jake for pushing his friendship with Bella. I think he saw her at her very worst, and he helped her get better; he saw how much she relied on him, and he went with it.
4. Bella knows that part of her will always love Edward, yet she begins to entertain the idea of Jacob being more than just a friend. Do you see this as a betrayal of her heart, or is she smart to press forward and think about moving on? I think it's a little of both. She is betraying her heart in that she is trying to keep Edward, even though she believes he left and truly didn't want her. She is smart by trying to move on; she would have been smarter to forget Edward and try to move on completely... but then again, that wouldn't make for a good story now, would it?