1. Would you have been as reluctant as Bella was to accept the gift of a new car, even one as extravagant as the Mercedes, from someone like Edward?
I would be, I mean a car is a big gift to accept, even if it is needed. You just wouldn't say no if it was there, however, but I think that because Bella always had an aversion to gifts it put her in a position. If Edward asked her, if she wanted it, she would say no, but if she had no choice, or it was just given to her and there was no way out, then she would have to accept and I think he knew that
He's devious.2. Did you feel Charlie was justified in putting up the various posters of Jacob around town or should he have left that up to Billy? Remember, even as the police chief, Charlie doesn't have jurisdiction over the reservation.
I think that he should have left it to Billy. I mean, it's not his son and if his father's not really that concerned, due to the fact that he knows why his son has run away, then he should have left it. It wasn't his place to do so, even if Jacob was Bella's best friend- although maybe seeing her upset about it spurred him to try and find him so it didn't go wrong again.3. What were your thoughts about the way Charlie reacted to the engagement? About how Renee reacted?
I love the way he reacted to the engagement, I think that it was typically Charlie in the way that he did so. I don't think he could have reacted any better, and I think that he felt concerned that his daughter was going down the lane he had been down and didn't want her to do that. I think, when he calmed down, however, he realised that she wasn't going to want anybody else and that Edward was what she had ultimatly chosen.
Renee, however, I did not see coming. I admit now, that I don't think I could have seen her ever get mad about it, but she has grown up with Bella and when she visited I think she realised that this wasn't what she and Charlie had had, this was something more than she could see or comprehend and I think she was glad that her daughter was happy.4. Were you nervous for the wedding at the end of this chapter? Did you think Jacob would show up?
I was not nervous, I think Bella did all that and more for me! I think that I always knew Jacob would show up, I mean, how could he not? Its Bella's day to be happy and he should have put aside everything for that day to see her and he did.