Reading New Moon: Chapter 7 (Repetition)
August 4th, 2008 at 12:03 am by Kaleb Nation
The song for this chapter is The Weather Girl by Shiny Toy Guns (Suggested by Iva)
In the previous Chapter 6 Bella was making wonderful progress hanging around Jacob Black. I know that many of you loathe his very name, but after carefully reading the comments last time, I really do think that he is, right now, a good thing for her. At school, most of the people seem to have isolated her away from them, ignoring her presence as if she isn’t even there. Jacob is a friend who has welcomed her and is helping, in some way, for her to get over the pain of losing Edward.
Bella’s visit the the Cullen’s former house is both mysterious and, in my opinion, a bit unwise. Bella is having a very hard time letting go. Visiting the house, to me, seems like it will only bring about more pain for her. But, on the other hand, many people might liken this to visiting the grave of a loved one: just being close might do something to ease the hurt away. And perhaps seeing the empty house, and that they are truly gone, will do something to help her move on with her life.
As I was predicting, it seems that Bella is now falling for Jacob, though in a way it seems like it is a subconscious thing. She is still so attached to the memory of Edward that she doesn’t really see how much Jacob is becoming a big part of her life.
[...] I wanted to see Jacob. Maybe I was developing a new kind of sickness, another addiction, like the numbness before.
Mike is so hilariously eager to get Bella to go out with him. He’s been this way since Twilight, when the initial uncountable-amount of guys were asking Bella out. Soon enough he will have to find more creative (and adventurously dangerous) things to do to get Bella’s attention.
Mike: Bella, how about we go to the movies on Friday for a date?
Bella: Don’t date.
Mike: What about go to the movies on Friday as friends?
Bella: Busy Friday.
Mike: What if we go to the movies but sit across the theater and ignore each other Friday?
Bella: I abhor theaters.
Mike: Afterwards we’ll ride motorcycles off a cliff and scream bloody murder while shooting pellets at helicopters and dodging attack crows.
Bella: Pick me up at seven.
I am from Texas, and in Texas, the usual temperature is in the 90′s to 100′s. When it sprinkles snow, we get our video cameras out because we probably won’t see it for another decade, and we need proof it actually happened to show our descendants. But I do remember when I visited Washington, and believe me, the last thing on my mind was getting wet in any way at all. These cliff jumpers must be out of their minds or made of ice, because hopping into the water on a colder day in Washington would certainly be a chilly time.
A Rather Chilly Time
I hear Sam Uley’s name again, and three times is enough to make me sure of his importance. For some reason this person who I haven’t seen more than once or twice is someone to watch: he get odd favors from the council, as if he’s above everyone else though he isn’t quite that old. What makes it even more mysterious is his gang: this strange group that seems to be enlisting Jacob’s friend and also seem to be after Jacob himself.
Even stranger is this common formula: someone avoids Sam, then they disappear from school for a week, and suddenly upon their return, they are one of his followers. Hypnosis? This remains to be seen. Also what remains to be seen is Bella on a motorcycle, an event in itself that should have prompted nearby medical crews on hand.
- The chat is now officially open! I will be dropping in sometimes this week so I hope to get to talk to everyone!
- Totally non-Twilight: but I just interviewed Jeff Kinney on my other site, if anybody is interested in some writing talk from a #1 NY Times bestseller.
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