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Chapter Two - Open Book

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You can find the discussion for this chapter at the lexicon.

1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?

2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?
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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?

I thought he probably left in a hurry because resisting Bella's blood was painful. And I'm guessing that he met up with Alice or someone in his family to give the "A-OK" on the situation.

2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?

I think it tells us that Bella is, or is forced to be, an independent spirit. And it's obvious that she is having trouble warming up to Charlie, even though she likes him for the most part. I wondered how Charlie was viewed in Renee's home and how that influenced Bella's thoughts on her father.

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?

I thought either he felt guilty about the first impression he gave, or he wanted to trick her by being normal and nice.

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?

I thought maybe it was an reaction to being around her. Perhaps she was making him human, or his extreme thrist was causing it, OR maybe it was because he liked her. I really didn't think it had something to do with feeding on animal blood. Although, I knew it foreshadowed something, which kept me reading!

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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?

I thought that maybe he was just hanging out at his home, whereever that was. Alaska didn't really enter my realm of possibility.

2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?

It told me that, on some levels, Bella raised herself. She can presumably take care of herself.

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?

I thought that Edward probably had a good reason to start being polite to her, and figured that he'd realized what a goober he had been the week before.

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?

Since I knew beforehand that he was a vampire, I figured that it had something to do with his thirst.
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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
I thought that Edward was off somewhere, just for a while. I didn't think he had switched schools or anything like that. I thought he vanished, obviously, because it was something to do with Bella.

2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
It tells me that Bella would do anything for her parents -- and puts up with a lot.

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?
I thought it was rather rude that he treated Bella like a pariah (using that from the book :wink: ) one day, then treating her like a normal person they next time they had met. I didn't think Edward was putting on a show. It didn't really change my initial thoughts. The only thing that popped into my head was 'Oh, he really might be nice, then.'

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?
Since I knew that Edward was a vampire, I knew it was because he had fed because I have read multiple vampire books with the same eye colour situation thing.
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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
I am weird. Just stating that now, you know, for future reference. I thought Edward was going to jump out and eat her at any time. I remember wondering how Bella was going to escape and stuff. Yeah, I was a little off... :lol:

2. We leard a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook -Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
Wow! This sounds like a question right off a study guide-lol! :lol: OK, basically, I didn't think too much about it. It just shows Bella's maturity and ability to take care of herself. And later on in the series, if she wants to move in with Edward or something, her parents can't say she can't take care of herself! lol! But, of course, I didn't think of that then. I was still thinking Edward was going to eat her. :shock: :lol:

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initail reaction to her?
I just thought he was going to be classy about eating her. :lol: I'm not even joking. Though, I did want Edward to be a good guy.

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?
This was my first vampire book ever, so I was just like "ooo, pretty color!" I didn't even think it had anything to do with his thrist!
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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
I figured Edward had decided to skip school for a while, though I couldn't imagine why. I had an inkling that it was something about Bella that he was avoiding.

2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
I think this defines her independent, maternal nature. She knows how to care for herself because she's used to doing it. She knows how to supply the household with what it needs because she's used to doing it. She's much, much older for her actual age.

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?
I thought he was genuinely trying to befriend her, becuase perhaps he felt bad for how he'd treated her in the beginning. It actually annoyed me that he was playing with her emotions (whether he meant t or not). But he apologized like a gentleman, and he won back my favor.

4. What was your first explanation for the change in Edward's eye color?
I'd concluded that it had something to do with his mood. When he was happy, his eyes were brighter. When he was angry or frustrated, his eyes were darker.
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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
o.o hmm... i thought he was gone because of Bella and that he was i dunno i the woods i guess thinking or something like that.


2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
Hmm... she seems very mature and she likes to be left alone xD hehe.

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?
hmmm i thought the same thing Bella said xD hehe thought he was trying to be nice and for some reason i had the feeling that he knew what Jesse was thinking.

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?hmm...i guess contacts.xD lame i know.
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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?

I just thought that he had skipped school and stayed home for some days, i related it to his behavior towards Bella but i didn't know why

2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?

I see Bella as a very independent person, specially when you learn about her parents. But then when you see her relationship with Edward she changes to a total dependant person, she needs him all the time, it may be the love :?:

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?

I thought that he changed this way because he had realised about his behavior the last day, and if they were to be class mates he should be more polite to her

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?

I thought it was related to his mood, and i have to admit that i liked him with his black eyes :oops:

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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?

I wasn't sure as too where he ran off too but I knew he did either because 1-He liked her (which he did! ^o^) or 2-He wanted her blood BADLY (which he also did but that's not necessarily good!)

2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?

She is very unlike either of them, in those two aspects anyway. Bella is like her father with her clumsiness but Bella can cook and Charlie definetely can't ahaha. Her mum is super needy but Bella proves she isn't because she went to live with Charlie even though it would make her sad.

3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?

At first I thought he was just being polite to lure her off into a corner and drain her dry but by his reactions to what she said you could tell he was being sincere. It confused me a bit as to why he basically had a seizure the first time he met her lol!

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?

Anger. I thought that because, besides the fact he wanted her blood, he seemed angry the first time he met her. So when he started being nice to her it made sense that is eyes would be a brighter color.
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1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
I dont know i dont remember, I'v read the book so many times the pages have started to fall out, I dont remember the finner thoughts of my first time round. I geuss he must have been sick or something. How lame.
2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
She seems very mature and responsible, and used to getting on on her own.
3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?
I geuss i thought it was because he felt sorry about the way he treated her and was trying to make amends, but somewhere in the depest darkest receses of my mind I was thinking that mabey he was lulling her into a false sense of security. I wouldnt really try to think of it like that, he was to unbearably good looking to be like that.
4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?
I geuss I thought it was a vampire thing, mabey he was becoming more human, some thing like that. it kept me reading.
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