Chapter Two - Open Book

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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 sort of knew.. But I didn't because I thought that he hated Bella so much that he just had to leave.

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 very responsible and had to grow up way to fast (I can relate with her there)

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?

Nope I just thought that he didn't want her to think there was anything strange about him so I was convinced it was all for show.

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

I thought they changed according to his mood. So the madder he got.. the darker his eyes got!
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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 just left town and he vanished because he didn't like 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?
I think it tells us that Bella is very responsible and takes control of situations.

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 was confused and thought he that he wanted to be friends with Bella. It changed my thoughts from 'Edward hates Bella' to 'Edward like Bella'.

4. What was your first explanation for the change in Edward's eye color?
I didn't have one. I just thought that there must be something up with Edward.
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Re: Chapter Two - Open Book

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Alphie wrote: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?
1.) I couldn't figure out why he'd been so mad in the first place. I figured he would have been intrigued and would have lured her away and all this other stuff (this was since I already knew he was a vampire). When he wasn't in school, I figured he was repulsed by her and he thought she was someone out to get him and his kind. I thought quite the opposite of the truth.

2.) She had to do a lot on her own from the time she was very little. She learned not necessarily to fend for herself, but not to rely on others for the things she needed. She became very self-reliant. Bella probably could've lived on her own from the time she was in her early teens. Like Renee said, she seemed very "middle-aged" and Edward even observed that she didn't seem like she was seventeen. She never got the chance to be the irresponsible, fun-loving, partying teenage stereotype. She had to take care of herself and sometimes, her parents.

3.) I thought it was a show, but I couldn't figure out why he was doing it. Eventually, I went back to my original theory that now he was trying to lure her away. I was very confused; however, I was completely charmed by the way he spoke so I had no idea what to believe. In short, I was coming up with my only little Edward fantasy. :oops:

4.) This drove me nuts. I was thinking backwards that the black meant that he had fed recently and was looking for more blood and all that, and the gold meant that his human instincts were more in charge. Again, I was backwards. But I was really intrigued by the fact that there was never a mention of red for his eye color, and that's what I'd always associated with vampires.
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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 spending time at home. I thought he vanished just because he couldn't stand to be near 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?
That Bella has had to grow up a little before most children have had to. That Bella knows how to fend for herself and wouldn't have to be mollycoddled. It shows how strong of a person she is to have turned out the way that she did.

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 was a little shocked. It lessened the antagonism between them. I kept thinking that I hope that he is not this moody throughout the entire series.

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color?
I knew that Edward was a vampire before I had read Twilight so I figured somehow that it had to do something with his hunger and moods.

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hi um- elysiepiecie you are everywhere....and you are posts are thoghts dat would take time to actually realiza is true for me.. anyway- not going to type q. on open book just a comment.. thinkin and readin it over again- bella seems comfortable with some1 she just met, besides him being gorgeous- wouldnt bella close up- being the shy,closed grl she suppost to be in forks? :wink:
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1. I really wasn't sure where Edward had gone but I figured it probably had something to do with his odd behavior towards Bella.

2. This imformation, at first, told me that Bella was fairly dependent and that maybe she didn't recieve as much care and attention as she should have.

3. I was confused by his sudden change of heart. His politeness seemed kind of strained, but I didnt think it was an act. At this point, I just wanted to keep reading and find out what was going on.

4. I wrote it off as something to do with being a vampire.
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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 he had just gone anywhere to get away from Bella or something.

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?

Shes really mature. Shes more the parent figure.

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 was really confused. No, I thought he just didn't want to be around her. I was confused even more LoL

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

I'm not sure. Contacts maybe?
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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 honestly didn't know where he'd gone off to. I just thought he was staying home or something... but I thought he vanished because of Bella; he seemed really bothered by her... I felt bad for her, though! She missed him so much, even though she didn't really even know him.

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's quite well rounded; although Charlie can't cook, Bella is quite the little chef; and though Renee seems needy, she is just being a mum, but Bella doesn't really seem needy, except maybe towards wanting to see Edward. Though... isn't that to be expected? 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 initial reaction to her? I thought he was being really sweet, which kept me falling. I didn't think he was putting on a show, no matter how much Bella insisted that he must have been. His politeness changed my thoughts about his initial reaction towards Bella because you could tell he was trying to be sincere, but with his little temper, mixed in with Bella's, things didn't go completely smoothly. Haha, either way, I really enjoyed reading what he had to say, and how Bella reacted towards said conversation, and vise versa.

4. What was your first explaination for the change in Edward's eye color? Hmmm.. I'm trying to remember.. I think I may have thought it was something like, the calmer he is, the lighter his eyes are, and the more mad/bothered he gets, the darker his eyes become; I definitely didn't think it had anything to do with his diet.
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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?

not the faintest idea. never thought it would be alaska!!!!

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?

that she is a pretty independant lass and can look after herself as well as others and is pretty good at it.

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 seemed very curious (bearing in mind i had no idea he was a vampire!!) but it seemed like he was just being nice really.

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

not a clue. thanks to some poor lighting when rading rhe back of the book i onylread the white writing (cant read red on black at the best of times anyway) so i didnt have a clue what was with that till later in the book.

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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 had no idea, I thought maybe he was ill or something. (Once again..before I realized he was a vampire..) And I just thought he was at his home.

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?

This tells us that Bella has been forced to mature way earlier than the rest of the teenagers he age. She has learned to become independent throughout maturing and I believe she would be able to live on her own if something happened to her parents and she had no living relatives. (Believe or not..I know many people who don't know how to cook, clean, wash clothes or even put their own gas in their cars...)

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 during the time Edward was gone, he had thought about his actions towards Bella and how unjustice they were. I didn't think he was putting on a show but rather trying to get to know her and not judge her on her name, who she was and where she was from. This made me super confused about Edward, how can some go from so hostel to nice in that period of time...

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

I had no idea, I still didn't know he was a vampire when I first read the book but now I know why his eye color changed.

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