Study Guide Questions
Why does Bella decide to move to Forks? How is Forks different from Phoenix?
Describe Bella’s relationship with her father at the start of the novel.
Compare and contrast Bella’s perception of herself to how others treat her on her first day of school.
What is the back-story of the Cullen and Hale family?
How does Edward react when Bella sits next to him in Biology?
What must happen before Bella is brave enough to go to Biology once Edward has returned to school?
What does Bella notice is different about Edward after his return?
What disaster does Edward prevent? Why is this unbelievable?
How does Edward treat Bella after the confrontation in the hospital?
Where does Edward offer to take Bella?
What does Bella ask Edward to warn her about during lunch?
What theories does Bella offer Edward for his unexplainable actions?
Why does Bella end up in the nurse’s office?
What happened to Edward’s real parents? How does he describe his adopted family?
Who is Jacob Black? What legend does he tell Bella?
What does Bella’s research reveal about the myths of vampires?
Describe how Edward once again saves Bella. What does she talk to him about to keep him calm during the car ride?
What special talent does Edward possess?
How did Edward find Bella?
How do Edward’s actions both confirm and refute what Bella read about vampires?
What excuse does Edward give for not being able to read Bella’s mind?
How does Edward react when Bella tells him “It doesn’t matter.”
What popular characteristics of vampires does Edward dismiss as myths?
Describe and explain the reasoning behind Edward’s hunting habits.
How does Edward travel through the forest?
How did Edward become a vampire? What time period did he live in? What was
he dying from?