I think it was a great idea for two reasons. First of all it helps as an excuse to keep Bella as the narrator, it's so much better than just the voice with no excuse to be telling the story. Second: it really brings up Bella's friendship with Alice and how important it is to Bella, which wasn't shown in Twilight.
Also, in one of those e-mails she says something I loved in the book.
New moon, Ch 12, p 293 wrote:Could a world really exist where ancient legends went wandering around the borders of tiny, insignificant towns, facing down mythical monsters? Did this mean every fairy tale was grounded somewhere in absolute truth? Was there anything sane or normal at all, or was everything just magic and ghost stories?
It's one of my favorites 'cause it sounds like Stephenie laughing at how silly it all sounds when you look into perpective..Vampires, shape-shifters/werewolves in a little town.
I wanted to comment about the "i'm not like a broken car, you can't fix me" conversation between Bella and Jacob. In the books Bella thinks about it, only she compares herself to a house
New Moon, Ch 9, p 216 wrote:Like a vacant house-condemned- for months I'd been utterly uninhabitable. Now I was a little improved. The front room was in better repair. But that was all- just the one small piece. He deserved better than that- better than a one-room, falling-down fixer-upper. No amount of investment on his part could put me back in working order.
Anyway, my point is Bella never explains that to Jacob. She just thinks about it and hopes he notices but she never tells him. And as I read the book I always thought "If she would just say it, things would be easier!!" and that was one of those thoughts that were worth sharing... so I loved that in the movie she does speak it out loud, and explains him. Even if the comparison is different, it means the same thing.