Chapter One: Party

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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I pretty much figured it out when Bella did.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I don't think so. I just thought it was because it's her birthday and she already feels old compared to him.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I never really thought about it.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I did expect them to be at least a little closer. They'd probably been around each other all summer, so I didn't really expect him to still be so standoffish.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
My initial reaction was like, "Uh-oh," because of the blood. I didn't think Jasper would react like that though.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I thought Jasper would be even more reluctant to be around Bella. I never thought it would be so drastic.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
Not really, because he knew it would make her uncomfortable.

What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
I did, but at the same time, she had just turned a year older than Edward, so I could somewhat understand it.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I thought Edward was overreacting slightly, but once I read chapter two, I understood more about why he's so reluctant to change her.
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) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

I didn't realize it until she did...and I totally didn't see it coming!

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides
Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

Yes, i think that it was also the fear of not being changed into a vampire.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

I was a little suprised, but I kind of expected it...Alice probably made him wait to say happy birthday to Bella when she was around!

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

A little closer, maybe, but I still think that it must be really hard for him when he is around Bella...which is just one more reason for her to become a vampire! :D

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

It scared the crap out of me, and what happened after that is what I would expect. I mean, come on, they still are all vampires.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

I thought he would come back eventually, but then the family left :(

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

I don't think so...I think that he wouldve abided by Bella's wishes.

What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

I honestly don't think so...she didn't want to be growing older than Edward, and I think that if I wouldve been in her shoes, I wouldve made the same request!

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I do think that It will be alice to change her...and that Edward knows that eventually this will happen so he should just give up!
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?I saw it coming right when they mention the gold frame, i have a mirror like that in my house...sooo

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?no, because it didnt really have anything to do with anything else

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?i was like mmm o.0 but i didnt think too much of it.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?i had expected them to be closer, but i understood where he was coming from

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?ooooooooooo shoot! i was like damn...ok

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?i thought there would be more edward wallowing and bella begging to be changed

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?no, she really didnt want one.

Cool What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting? i thought that if thats what she wants ok. i get it. not really.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that? kind of funny
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I saw it coming. When thier reactions were the same, I got utterly suspicious, and then realized, Oh! It's a mirror!, far before Bella did.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
No, I didn't, really at the time.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I was surprised--I didn't know why he wasn't there.
4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
No. I thought he would be the same.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I was pretty much, "Wow." :shock:

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I thought Edward would leave. I flipped back to Twilight and went over the careful wording of his promise, and how he has always been very protective--it clicked, for me.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
I'm ashamed, but yes. :oops:

What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
No, because I do the same thing. What's the biggest way to get attention--birthday. And, trust me, introverts like Bella and myself don't always like that. I didn't really think she was overreacting--well, not TOO bad.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I felt slightly sorry for him, and for Bella as well. Torn.
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I didn't figure it out until the book said so. And yeah I was way surprised!

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I really hope not! That would mean me crying!!

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
Yeah. I wanted him to be there to comfort her. Maybe he had already left. Or he simply hadn't stayed the night.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
Yep.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
Nothing I just kept reading very fast. I didn't even pause to think of what was going to happen.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
No. I thought that she just wouldn't see Jasper for awhile.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
Can't remember.

What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
Yeah. She could have been more charitable about it. Plus, if she has to get another year older the she should atleast take presents for it.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I really can't remember
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Alphie wrote:1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?


I really had to think and reread to realize that gran was bella. I did not guess that she was looking in a mirror. I think I have to go back and reread that section becuase it still confuses me.


2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

I think the dream also shows that bella is scared to show edward to her family. Not beucause of his secret but it goes a lot deeper. She never thought she would ever fall in love, let alone so early on. She is scared to hear what they have to say.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

I was surpried that edward was not with bella when she woke up. He said that he would be there but he was not. I think he needed to think by himself about right and wrong.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?


I thought they would be close after the phoenix trip but I do understand thought. He is not a normal person that just has to get used to someone and then they will be best friends. it is very hard for him. I think it was funney that he was giving her that advice and that he was the one that tried to kill her.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

I thought that edward attached her. I was so scared that he was the one that was trying to kill her. Then I read on and I realized that he was trying to sheeld her from the others.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

I was thinking around the same lines as bella. I thought that edward would keep her away from her family and especally jasper.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

I knew that bella would never let edward buy her a new car.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

I think she was really overreacting. I just think she is a very shy person but she should of understood that edward and allice loves her so they would do something for her.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I thought edward would be madder. but he reacted ok I think
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

I was confused about it at first, but when they started doing the esact same things for abit, I figured it out.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

I think that it just shows Bella's fear of growing old and Edward wanting somwthing 'younger and fresher'

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

Yes! I was like 'Where is that crazy boy?! I want Edward!!' then I marched with a pitchfork to his house and took him hostage.

' Just kidding!

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I had somewhat expected him to not be so distant, but understood that it was still hard for him to be around her.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

I didn't really freak out at first when she cut herself. I mean, when I get a paper cut, it's not life threatening or anything. But then I put two and two together and thought 'Aww CRAP!!!!!'

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house anymore?

I thought that maybe Jasper would go and take some time off.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

No. I think that he would find a way around her demands to not spend money on her and do something really romantic and sweet. And he did *squee!*

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

I understood her not wanting to be the center of attention, but I thought that she was being a little too difficult on the way to the Cullens house. I mean, just humor everyone!

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I thought that from the way he reacted, that she had already been constantly picking at that over the summer. I thought that he was quite' calm, in light of how he felt about her changing. How very much against it he was.
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Alphie wrote:1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
1. I knew pretty much right away.

2. No... I can't think of anything else it could mean.

3. Right. He usually spends the night. I didn't catch that...

4. That just seemed Jasper-ish and normal for him.

5. My reaction: Uh-oh. I stopped reading, looked up, stared out the window, then went back to reading.

6. I thought that Jasper would go away. And stay away. And that made me sad, because I like Jasper.

7. I might have thought that... I don't think I did.

8. Yes, Bella was overreacting. Big time.

9. For some reason, I found that line to be funny. Not sure why. And Edward's reaction? I thought he would be a little less serious and more cheerful like he usually is.
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

only really at the end... i realised it when her arm stuck out in the air.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

don't think so... i hope not... i think bella needs to be a vampire!

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

well yes! it was kind of weird but i didn't realy think about it too much... i wonder why now though! grr!

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

i thought it was to be expected... not that much changed in him!

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

i thought "s**t!" the moment she said a drop of blood oozed out! although it must have been bad cos i never usually bleed from paper cuts!

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

i though it was a bit more serious than that... i always hoped they would work it out but i think i kind of knew something terrible would happen... :cry:

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

not realy... i thought it was just normal banter...

Cool What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

no. she was worried about getting older than Edward so it made sense to be anxious (especially after that dream)

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

he thinks you loose your soul so he was fair in his reaction. he wants to save her not damn her!
(also he reacted badly in the hospital in twilight to this idea and flinched when she said "Three days, big whoop." showing she knew about the transformation. but he is the one who mentioned 3 days when talking about carlise and not alice so i think at least that was unfair reaction but the rest was ok.)
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

When "gran" was doing the same exact things as Bella, thats when I thought it was her. The fact that "gran" put her arms around an imaginary boyfriend kind of settled my case.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

No. I dont think Bella will stay human forever. She'll probably become a vampire in the end of eclipse.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

Kind of. I mean for crying out loud it's Bella's birthday! He should be there for her. I figured that he was probably getting ready for something fun later that day.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

I expected them to be closer, but Jasper was in need of going hunting so I didnt think much of it.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

I thought it was really creative of Stephenie to make a small little paper which most of would ignore into a huge deal to the vampires. I dont think Edward needed to attach Bella though!

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

I figured she would have to be more careful about being superly accident prone. (LIKE THATS going to HAPPEN) I didn't think Bella would have many repercussions, but that Jasper would have to be more careful around Bella.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

i thought so at first, but then the feeling faded away shortly.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

I felt bad for her. Why should she have to get older and Edward not?

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

Poor Edward.
but Bella does have to become a vampire eventually.
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