Chapter One ~ First Sight

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Chapter One ~ First Sight

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The Chapter Summary is found here


1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?

of course but i think that is to do with the way it is written from a female view but also i could identify with her because of the feelings about meeting her father again.My mother and father have been apart for over 7 years now but untill recently i couldnt really talk to him about anything.

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
renee is like all mothers ,wanting to care for there children but being alittle over protective i think.
Charlie seems to be the typical male ,intrested and careing for his daughter but likes to have food in his belly and football on the telly.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
that straight away there would be a gossip as soon as she spoke to any boy in her class.they seemed to me the type of girls that need to have a boy to talk about.

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
intrigued ! who wouldnt be by a drop dead hunk in the clearing

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
at first i was alittle unsure if it was because he liked her or because he hated her ,but that is the point we are not suposed to realise ,but i was shocked to read later on how he felt.

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?

i was hooked from the teaser on the book cover lol.
Somewhere beyond happiness and sadness
I need to calculate
What creates my own madness
And I'm addicted to your punishment
And you're the master
And I am waiting for disaster
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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
Not completely. My parents have been together for 25 years and I have siblings, whereas she's an only child. But other than that I do relate with how she moved a great distance. I moved from Michigan to Florida not so long ago, but I moved from a small school to a big one.

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
Actually when I first read it I thought that Renee was making her move, since I didn't really know the reason why she was going to Forks, so I thought she was selfish. But I came to realize she wasn't anything but a loving, ever caring mother. Charlie reminded me of my own father if I hadn't seen him for a few years, the presence of each other would be 'not completely awkward' between us.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
The character's actually reminded me of people I knew or met when I first moved. With Eric I laughed alot because the situation between him and Bella happened with me, except his name was Kevin I believe. Angela reminded me of a girl Jonie, who talks alot. Then Mike and Jessica both reminded me of kids in the class that were the most well known. Oh and everyones interest in the 'new kid' is exactly how my old school is.

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
From when Bella saw him in the cafeteria, I was definitely intrigued by the 'beautiful' family that included Edward.

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
The class that Bella had him with his responce to her bewildered even me, though not scaring... lol. His actions led me to believe he disliked her deeply enough to kill her, which isn't what the truth was at all.

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
Well I did read what the book was about before I actually read it, so from there I was hooked, especially on the back where it said she loved him. The first chapter though, guarenteed that I was going to like the book, since I could relate similarly and of the good style of writing.[/i]
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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
I identified with being the new person in town. I recently moved, and although I'm not in high school, I still had to get used the odd looks from people and all the questions.

I must say though that the more into the book I got the easier it was to imagine myself in her position. The way the book is written using the first person narrative and the fact that Bella isn't so precisely described left a lot open to my imagination.


2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?

I thought they were very interesting parents. Renee seemed rather child like - I picked up on that right away - with Bella fussing over her more than the mother fussing over the child. Charlie seemed to be the typical distant parent wanting to please his daughter. I found it heart breaking that Charlie still had a thing for Renee. It was obvious which one of the two wanted and filed for the divorce.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?

Honestly, I'm ashamed to admit this, but I thought they were all pretty boring at first. It took a few reads to actually be able to separate the minor characters from each other.

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?

Thanks to the give away on the back, I knew he was a vampire. Naturally, I was intrigued at how a vampire could be out in the middle of the day in a school full of humans. It really piqued my curiosity.

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?

I really didn't know what to make of it. I wondered if Bella reminded him of someone from the past - as I've seen done in other vampire books. I wondered if she has said or done something that was over looked. I was very confused and it was that confusion and the desire to figure it out that really kept me reading the book.

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?

Again, I have to be painfully honest here. Had Edward not acted so strangely, I don't think I would have been too interested to read more. As much as I liked Bella, I wasn't all that impressed with any of the kids she met at school. In my case, it helped that I knew he was a vampire because I needed to turn that next page to see how Bella would figure it out and to see what the explanations were. THAT'S what kept me reading. But now that I know what was going on with Edward, the first chapter has taken on a whole other life for me.
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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with? Yes I related to her immeadiately. It gave me shivers how similiar we were. I think the whole bit about not really getting along great with her dad and only seeing him during the summers was when I first started to identify with her. When she was all shy and nervous about her first day and her lack of grace, that fits me as well.

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie? Of Renee I first though she was a bit of an air head for abandoning her daughter, well at least it felt like she was abandoning Bella at first. Charlie I thought he was a pretty normal guy who just wanted his daughter back.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets? I thought that they were pretty much normal kids. Normal names, normal appearence, normal school. Nothing that odd or suspicious about them.

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward? I was intrigued by him. His appearence and the way he acted around Bella.

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior? I thought it was actually fairly normal for a vampire.

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was? Are you kidding? I was hooked at the summary on the jacket.
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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
Yes. I related to her how she basically left her life behind to make her mother happy. I would do that for my family.

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
My first impression of Renee was she was a bit selfish, that she would allow her daughter to do move when she obviously doesn't want to. Charlie made an impression as being really, really nervous.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
Mike is really kind, but over does it.

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
Intrigued! I wanted to hear more of him!

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
I thought it was mysterious, that there was much more to him.

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
I was still trying to see what the fuss was....I didn't get attached until Edward came back and talked to Bella in the lunchroom.
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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
I related to her right from the beginning. I understood the way she would sacrafice her own happyness for her mother and how she was fearless when she should have been scared to death.

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
Charlie was nice but not the perfect dad, very reseve. Renee reminded me of my mother, she always needs someone there with her.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
they were just regular kids
4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
i was very interested about edward, he made me want to know more about him. But if i was in bella's spot i would be intemidated.

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
He could of been more nice even though he wanted to hurt her

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
i was HOOKED
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Re: Chapter One ~ First Sight

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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
Not really. Bella is much more compassionate and self-sacrificing than I could ever be. I still don't really relate to her, except for her clumsiness, because I feel that I'm a lot more aggressive then her.

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
Renee came off as a flake who didn't who was too preoccupied with her own happiness and couldn't see what her daughter was sacrificing. Charlie came off as a concerned father who had gotten the bad end of the deal in a marriage that was never meant to be.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
They came off as your typical nice high school girls. I could see my friends in them.

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
I was intrigued, I love a good analysis.

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
I figured that he was just trying to stay away from her blood, I've read a bunch of vampire books. I knew he had some kind of clairvoyance, but I thought it was premonition not telepathy.

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
Once I read about the Cullen family I was hooked.
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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?
I did relate to Bella instantaneously. She's average, and she admits that, and she doesn't see a problem with that. She's real, in the sense that she doesn't need something extraordinary about her to make her such a great character. There was a certain innocent vulnerability, but acceptance of how the world works, that grabbed my attention.

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?
As selfish as I thought Renee was, I thought she was still concerned for Bella. I felt Renee was a bit more "parently" towards Bella, whereas Charlie, because he was newer at fully being responsible for Bella, was more distant & lenient. He just wanted Bella to be comfortable and happy in Forks. I think he might've still been in shock that she was even serious about living with him.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?
I thought they were simply "friends" with her because she was the new girl. I've grown to like Angela, and perhaps even Jessica, but I'm not too big of a fan of Mike and Eric.

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?
Intrigued. I wondered why, out of all of the friendly greetings Bella was receiving, why Edward had to be so different. The complete antithesis of welcoming. There was a mystery with him that I was eager to figure out.

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?
As intrigued as I was by the mystery that surrounded him, the thought 'What a twit!' still escaped from my mind. While I didn't think there'd be love at first sight between the two, with rainbows and fluttering butterflies, I didn't think it'd go over that badly. His behavior only made me more curious.

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
The combination of the preface and the first chapter is what did it for me. I knew this was going to be a new literary love/addiction of mine.
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1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with?

Yes, very much so. I think it was her outlook on things; the way she decided to go to Forks, even though that was probably the last place she'd want to go, just so that she wouldn't be a burden to Renée and Phil. I really don't like confrontation or pestering people, so I usually suck it up and do what I'm told, too, despite how much it bothers me.

2. What were your first impressions of Renee and Charlie?

The instant Bella started talking about him, I knew I was going to like Charlie. He just has this really genuine character. He's so nice, too. As for Renée, I thought she was likeable, as well. A bit reckless mother-wise, but entertaining. They both care so much for Bella, and it's easily expressed as the story unfolds.

3. What were your first impressions of the friends Bella meets?

At first, I did like Mike a little. Eric was okay, and I thought Jessica was a bit tiresome. She reminds me of a lot of my friends, actually.

4. Were you scared or intrigued by Edward?

Who could be scared of Edward? Intrigued, of course.

5. What did you think of Edward's odd behavior?

I thought it was love at first sight. Ha, just joking of course. I was thinking the same as Bella: how could someone she just met hate her so much? Then I remembered the whole vampire thing, and tried, poorly, to piece things together from there.

6. Did this chapter hook you on the book or were you still trying to see what the fuss was?
I bought the book not long after it was published, so really, there was no fuss about it at the time. Though I can't say I was "hooked," I was interested to see how the story unfolded. After the next few chapters I really started to fall into the can't-put-the-book-down-it's-so-good mode.
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