Chapter 5 ~ Blood Type

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Chapter 5 Blood Drive

Post by Cullenesque71 »

Do you personally relate to Bella feeling queasy around blood?

Not really...I'm not likely to be queasy, but I'm cautious around blood because of all of the crazy illnesses you can get from others' blood. (This is due in large part to having to watch a safety video every year called "Blood Borne Pathogens: A Great Risk")

Were you afraid for Bella when Edward scooped her up? Did you think the fact that their was blood around might endanger her?

Heck, no. I was sort of excited for her...she didn't know about his possible vampire status until the next chapter when Jacob tells the story of the "cold ones".


Edward says that Bella doesn't seem like a junior in high school. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment?

I agree, and I should know, because I've been teaching juniors in high school for the last 13 years. She's what I like to call "an old soul"...someone who is mature beyond her years. She's been taking care of her mother for her entire life, and now she's taking care of Charlie, so she's used to the "caretaker" role.


What did you think about Edward's demeanor this chapter? How is it different than in the previous chapters?

He finally..."gives in", so to speak. Ones realize he does care about Bella...that's evident in his taking her to the nurse's office. She sees for the first time that he is truly trying to get to know her.
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Re: Chapter 5 ~ Blood Type

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Do you personally relate to Bella feeling queasy around blood?

Uhuh. I don't like the sight of blood (in real life anyway) or anything related to hospitals/illness/needles lol. I had an injection at school a few years ago and almost fainted in class like Bella did and was rushed to the medical room. *shudders*

Were you afraid for Bella when Edward scooped her up? Did you think the fact that their was blood around might endager her?

To be honest, I really didn't think about that until later. When I read it I was just thinking "wow...he's amazing" *swoon*


Edward says that Bella doesn't seem like a junior in high school. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment.

I agree that she is more mature at her age than others. But I thought it was a surprise coming from Edward. I mean, he doesn't know her that well, but most of their conversations up until this point have been more like arguements and Bella, particularly gets stroppy. Maybe he's just a good judge of character...?

What did you think about Edward's demeanor this chapter? How is it different than in the previous chapters?

That air of arrogance was still there I think, which bugs me. But he is much more revealing in this chapter. It's as if he's finally decided he finds Bella much too interesting to leave her (he could have not taken her to the medical centre, Mike was handling it, but he did anyway). You also begin to see how much he does care for her from the panic she stirs in him when she's on the floor.
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Post by yellowcarrots22 »

Do you personally relate to Bella feeling queasy around blood?
Omgoodness yes! And the whole 'rust and salt' thing is very, very true. Just thinking about it makes my stomach unsettled so I'm sure I would have the same reaction as her in a similar situation.
Were you afraid for Bella when Edward scooped her up? Did you think the fact that their was blood around might endager her?
Nope. I was just shocked that he touched her.
Edward says that Bella doesn't seem like a junior in high school. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment.

Bella is beyond her years and doesn't have the same values (i.e. boys, lip gloss, etc.) as other girls.
What did you think about Edward's demeanor this chapter? How is it different than in the previous chapters?
He's much more friendlier and has more of a personality. Definably opening up more. I was still suspicious but it's hard to keep that up with no reason for it to stay that way.

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Do you personally relate to Bella feeling queasy around blood?
Blood doesn't bother me in real life, but when I see it on TV (24, anyone?) I can't watch. I completely agree with her assessment on the smell though - when Edward said "Humans can't smell blood" I was like YES WE CAN. I hate needles though, getting shots scares me a lot.

Were you afraid for Bella when Edward scooped her up? Did you think the fact that there was blood around might endanger her?
Actually, I found it cute that he picked her up :] I didn't actually consider the blood element, but wouldn't it have been Mike who was in danger, since he was the one who had been stuck with the needle?

Edward says that Bella doesn't seem like a junior in high school. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment?
I don't think she seems her age, but whether she acts older or younger changes throughout the book. Obviously because she almost 'takes care' of Charlie - cooking meals and the like - she is mature beyond her years. At times, however, I feel like she seems much younger than 17, but that might just be because Edward is so much older.

What did you think about Edward's demeanor this chapter? How is it different than in the previous chapters?
I thought his banter with Bella over her queasiness about blood was cute. He actually has a personality in this chapter and he shows his protective nature toward her for the first time - "I thought I might have to avenge your murder". In general, the reader notices that he does care about Bella, and this is where the 'love story' really starts.

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Do you personally relate to Bella feeling queasy around blood?
Well, with animals, no. I'm a pre-vet student, and I've never gotten ill. With people, yes. I've almost fainted twice giving blood. I don't know why, though.

Were you afraid for Bella when Edward scooped her up? Did you think the fact that their was blood around might endager her?
No. I thought it was sweet, and he seemed to be being extra cautious.

Edward says that Bella doesn't seem liek a junior in high school. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment.
She's responsible, but I think she acts like a junior in high school. It's just that other juniors act like middle schoolers :D

What did you think about Edward's demeanor this chapter? How is it different than in the previous chapters?
I thought it was so sweet. I blush easily, but just reading this chapter made me blush :oops:
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Post by leahfellinlovwithtwilight »

i agree. she seems older in some ways, but then also she seems like a little child. she can be so selfish, but also so selfless.
oh, and freekin team jane! hope she finds a nice vampire boy thats not quite as hot as edward, but pretty freekin close!

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Post by ashley_nicole00 »

Do you personally relate to Bella feeling queasy around blood?
Yep..Unfortunately I can also smell blood and get just as queasy.

Were you afraid for Bella when Edward scooped her up? Did you think the fact that their was blood around might endager her?
No, by that point, I must say that I probably trusted Edward too much.


Edward says that Bella doesn't seem like a junior in high school. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment.
Yes, I agree, she is too mature. She is too used to being the adult in her family. Plus she protects herself from hurt (in other words, doesnt let anyone else in) a lot more than normal high schoolers.


What did you think about Edward's demeanor this chapter? How is it different than in the previous chapters?
He was nicer/more open during this chapter. He actually starts to get to know Bella more than just reading other people's thoughts and assumptions. He is a little less guarded.

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Post by atrociousprincess »

1. No, I'm usually fine with blood, just not guts and stuff *shudders*
2. No :roll: Why would I be afraid of Edward? He's so mysterious and charming and sexy and gentlemanly and...*gets lost in daydream*
3. She's definitely more mature than most juniors
4. Edward finally gave up trying to persuade her to stay away :D He was definitely more Protective Edward in this chapter.
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