1. The chapter starts with Bella talking describing the sounds she hears because she is in too much pain to open her eyes. Were you able to put together exactly what happened, or did you have moments when you wondered what took place?
I had to read it a few times, both times I read the book, I reread that passage over and over. I gathered that Edward was there, but I didn't realize right away what all the sounds were, besides that they were fighting, the killing and the burning was kind of overshadowed. It was very interesting since we see it through Bella's perspective and we don't get a crazy play-by-play, but I loved the effect.
2. Did you think Edward would be changing Bella into a vampire because it was a life and death situation?
Not really, I thought that Carlisle would be able to save her regarding her physical injuries aside from the bite. I knew her condition was very critical but I wasn't thinking that she would die if she wasn't changed to a vampire. I was just mostly curious as to what would happen with the bite. If they would just let her turn into a vampire, or if James' venom was different because he was a bad vampire or what. I liked Edward's decision, it wasn't the right time for Bella to become a vampire. In the long run both Bella and Edward appreciate that Bella gets to have a choice in her change, unlike any of the other vampires.
It is not length of life, but depth of life---Ralph Waldo Emerson
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