7.11.2011

Twilight Re-Read Along: Chapters 6-10


Here are the questions and (my) answers for chapters 6-10 of Twilight in the Twilight Re-Read Along, this week hosted at The Reading Housewives of Indiana.

1. because we have to talk about it sometime - are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?  does that impact how you re-read the book?
The last time I read this book there was no "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob," or if there was it was just beginning to bud. At this point I think I'm Team Jacob simply because he seems like a nicer person than Edward, and I liked his conversation with Bella on the beach. 2. Bella spends a lot of her time by herself in her room when she's not at school. what do you think this says about her as a character? can you relate to her introverted nature?

Seeing as I'm in my room most of the time (but not much now that summer's here; it's way too hot) I can totally relate. As for what it says about her, I think that she doesn't like to open up to new people, and has to push herself to be able to make friends or relate to others though it's clear that she wants to fit in. Again, I can totally relate seeing as I'm the same way. I think that plays out nicely against her interest in Edward, seeing as it goes against how she usually is.

3. probably my favorite chapter of the entire book, chapter eight brings us dress shopping, nearly getting assaulted, and then wraps up nicely with a quaint dinner and confession time. in this we see the blend of typical teenage existence starting to get tainted by the paranormal world. if given the choice right then, would you push to know more about the paranormal, or bury your head in the sand and live the teenage dream?
Seeing as my life is pretty average, I can't say really make a decision. I guess it depends on how safe I would be: if the paranormal world is clearly a threat to my health and safety then I would not delve too deeply into it, but would likely study to learn more about it instead, or delve into it with equally paranormal allies or friends. Better safe than sorry!

4. already, it's pretty clear that Bella is falling for Edward. is this happening too quickly to be plausible, or is it totally reasonable to you? what about Edward do you find to be swoonworthy at this point?
No, I don't think that it's completely possible; I've had crushes on people that started (and subsequently ended) really quickly. It's reasonable to me. As for Edward, I can't say that I like him. The whole "I want to spend time with you, but you shouldn't spend time with me if you know what's good for you," is what's completely unreasonable about the book. How about you leave her alone, Edward? Also, the part where after Bella faints and tries to drive herself home Edward is basically threatening her to get in the car, and it has abusive undertones that I can't find very "swoonworthy" at all. Nope, I can't say I like Edward very much at all, and him being a vampire doesn't make up for anything he says or does to Bella.

5. Jessica has to forcibly remove all of the details on what's going on from Bella, but through that we learn more about how she's feeling and how she's falling for Edward already. if you were in Jessica's shoes, what would you say to Bella?
I'm still a little behind, so I'll try and answer as soon as I can!

1 comment:

  1. Before you linked up, Jasmine (my sister) was the only Team Jacob! :)

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