CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby Sturpherz » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:08 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 was very scatterbrained. Haha. I felt that she was very flighty and easily distracted; she also seemed like a spur of the moment type of person.
This does not mean that I think she was a bad mom..

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 found that I did miss a few parts when reading the accident scene in the book. I had to reread is about 3 times before actually getting all the details I needed.

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

I felt it was pretty normal. I know that my dad would have acted the exact same way.

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

Well, I already knew that he was a vampire, but as I was reading, I felt that I just needed to know more, I still feel like I need to know more!

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

It definitely intrigued me, but I felt a little angry also. Kind of for the same reasons Bella was angry.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby silverstar » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:16 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 that she genuinely worried about her daughter.

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 missed most of the finer points.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
I thought it was appropriate.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
I thought that he was someone I'd want to be my doctor.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
They frightened me. I was wondering why he wouldn't tell Bella something more truthful.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby Nessie_08 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:31 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?
Renee strikes me as caring, but not always practical about it. The thought may be what counts, but thought alone does't really help much. Bellas was used to caring for her parents, not the other way around. Renee probably wouldn't have thought of it, or at least wouldn't have actually done it. As a police officer, Charlie has to be a bit more practical. When Renee wanted Bella to come home, she obviously had the right intentions, but was to hysterical to think things through.

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'm not sure. I read the book the first time a long time ago. But I believe so. I tend to read quickly but carefully, especially when I'm engrossed in a book.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
I think Charlie responded well. He was concerned, which is normal, and had the sense to ignore Bella's attempts at putting on a brave face and ask for a second opinion. She was injured from when Edward, as the idiot he can be sometimes, dropped her. But Charlie was able to calm down when he realized she was ok.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
He seemed like a good doctor, with an excellent bedside manner. He too was also able to see through Bella's unwilligness to admit that she was injured, but able to let her remain in denial when he knew that it wouldn't hurt her.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
It confused me. Like with most ysteries in books, however, I decided to let the plot explain itself. But it did frustrate me. I knew Bella was already falling in love with him, and I was a bit annoyed with him for being so mean.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby Bubbles » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:00 am

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 don't think Renee is a bad mom, I just think she's forgetful and she realized that Bella could take care of her self when she was much younger so she hasn't done much to take care of her for the last few years...

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 most of the details in, I began second guessing myself when I saw the movie trailer but I caught most of the information in the first reading.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
I thought it was that of a typical father - especially one in the sense that he's the police chief.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
I think this shows that Carlisle is a great guy and a fantastic doctor, it also reinforces Charlie's comments about him being hansome and young.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
I was intrigued, it kinda seemed like he was playing hard to get when he saved her and then scooted away, then helping her in the hospital and then being hostile when she asked questions...

*I'm re-reading all of the books for the 2nd time so this is my "first impression" for the second time around having read all of the books once.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby corinnejca » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:29 am

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 was already annoyed with Renee and thought she was flighty and flaky. Her promises and care for Bella seemed incredibly empty.

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?

Nope, I didn't get the details right in my had the first time. I had to read that passage a few times to understand what had happened. And I remember the first time I read it, once I got to this part:
...I had seen the deep dent in the tan car's bumper -- a very distinct dent that fit the contours of Edward's shoulders... (p.59)
I got really confused and had to go back to read it again. When I first read it, I was so interested and excited that Edward was saving Bella's life that I read it too quickly.

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

I thought Charlie's response to the accident was appropriate and very fatherly. He showed in this chapter that he definitely has some fatherly tendencies; putting on the snow chains and being worried about Bella when he saw she was involved in an accident.

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

I liked Carlisle automatically. I thought he was very charming and nice.

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

They intrigued me but also made me a little angry, not frightened. I was mad that he wouldn't reveal more and explain what happened to Bella, because I wanted to understand what happened also.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby marinel » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:44 am

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 think Renee is impulsive but certainly she loves Bella.

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?

Yeah, I did. I had this feeling that something major was coming up so I paid close attention. I had to reread it though a couple of times to be sure I had it right in my head.

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

It was how most parents would've reacted.

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

I was a bit awed with him, what with him being so handsome and at the same time all nice and fatherly.

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

It definitely intrigued me!!! I was kind of sure that the accident was kind of a turning point for both Edward and Bella.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby edward x lover » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:28 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 she was erratic and nutty. Not a mother figure I would want.

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?
It was a little confusing because the whole thing and I needed her further evaluation.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
I thought it was very fatherly and kind of sweet.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
HOT. In on the secret. Good at the human charade.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
Definitly intrigued LOVED HIM even from the beginning.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby KayleeRyerson » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:44 am

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 knew she definitely cared and loved her daughter as any good mother does; to me it just meant she was a little bad at 'taking care' of Bella.

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?
No I got it all, I was hooked, hooked, hooked. Nothing could distract me.

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

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
Holy moly, what a hottie. How is it possible that he 'made' something even hotter than himself (Edward)?

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
Hmm, intrigue I suppose. I knew he was hiding things and not fully telling the truth. But I give him respect for at least half admiting he wasn't 'standing right beside' her
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby TheLastVampirechic » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:43 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?
Its not really that she doesnt care, it is more of she just doesnt think about certain things.

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 definetly had to reread it a time or 2

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
I think it went over well, i am not suprised that he called Renee

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
I was impressed that the head of a vampire clan would work at a human hospital with out an alterior motive, but i like the gentleness he projected while working on Bella.

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
I was more amused than anything.
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Re: CHapter 3 ~ Phenomenon

Postby lovely_and_4ever_17 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:25 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 believe she worries too much, and she over reacts to things before she know the whole story.

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?
No I got it.

3. What did you think about Charlie's response to the accident?
I thought it was the average parent response.

4. This is the first time we meet Carlisle. What were your first impressions?
OMG, like father like son, polite yet annoying at the same time and of course amazing good looking

5. Did Edward's cool and even sarcastic comments regarding the accident intrigue you or frighten you?
They made me mad he promised an explanation to
Bella but didn't give her one and i wanted to know so it intrigued me
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