(Posted by Kaleb Nation )

Reading Breaking Dawn: Chapter 23 (Memories)

July 17th, 2009 at 12:05 am by Kaleb Nation

The song for this chapter is Blink by Plumb

I’m so relieved that I am finally back into a regular routine with reading Breaking Dawn. I realize that I have probably taken longer reading these books than any other person on earth (disregarding the fact that everytab other person on earth does not spend 4 hours writing 800-word essays on each chapter, of course). Now that I’ve reached Chapter 23, I’ve suddenly realized that there are only 15 chapters left in the last Twilight novel. Luckily, this means I’ll be finished before my book comes out and I get even busier!

I love it how Chapter 23 begins with Edward apologizing for something that Bella did. I sure hope she whacked Jacob good. I mean, the last time she tried that, she broke her hand. Now, she actually has a chance against him, and it could be payback time for everything he’s done to irritate her for so long. Edward doesn’t seem to mind, either:

It only made it worse that Edward was having a difficult time keeping the smile off his face.

I’d be having a hard time not smiling too, if my wife suddenly went vampire-attack-mode on her ex-boyfriend who claimed to be in love with our daughter. It is such a laughable situation, it is nearly deserving of a tabloid.

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It’s a good thing, however, that the feud between Sam and Jacob’s packs has been absolved on account of Renesmee. And just in time, obviously. There’s been so much tension between them I’ve been expecting an attack any day now. It is a bit sudden that Renesmee solves all the problems between them, but at least nobody’s getting killed in that battle which certainly would have ended in some deaths on both sides.

It must be thrilling, in a way, for Bella to be able to see these memories through her daughter’s eyes. It’s almost a completely new way of connecting with Renesmee, where she can actually see what her daughter sees, and understand her in a way that she normally couldn’t with any normal, human baby. It’s so curious how Renesmee is so intelligent so fast, and actually seems to understand what is going on around her – even understand enough to know that she is drawn to Jacob for some reason.

I’ve also been thinking a lot about how this will go over when Charlie meets the new Bella. Charlie has no idea what’s been going on. He hasn’t even seen her since she got married, so he has no clue about Bella being pregnant, and nearly dying, and even his new granddaughter Renesmee. I can’t even imagine being a newborn vampire and showing up at my parent’s front door like

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Not only would it be enormously awkward, but I couldn’t possibly come up with a good enough excuse for how I can lift cars, why I gaze hungrily at every living thing that enters the room, or why my eyes have suddenly change color. I remember when I met the Hillywood Show at Summer School In Forks, and they were wearing their vampire contacts. Seriously, you cannot stop looking at those eyes. Charlie will notice that in two seconds. So here’s a revolutionary idea: put skin-colored makeup on Bella and some normal-colored contacts, and BAM! Charlie won’t notice the change. That is, of course, until Bella starts lifting the couches and chairs by accident :D

Question For The Comments: If you became a vampire, what would you do about your friends and family? Would you tell them, or try to hide it, or some other way?

–NOTES–

- I am getting ready for Twicon 2009 on July 30 – August 2 in Dallas, TX! There’s going to be a ton of great stuff going on there and a long list of the Twilight cast, so I’m really excited. Also, Twicon just opened a huge store of awesome stuff (including Twicon Plushies!) at Twiconstore.com! If you are going and still need a mask for the Volturi Ball, they’re selling a bunch of great one’s there too.


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3 Responses

  1. Caitlin Smith

    i would try to hide it!

  2. Wagne Brakes

    For some reasons I don't see pictures, but that's ok I can live with it. Anway regarding your article, and how much you read don't worry about it that's happed to me often, actually not with Twilight but with some other book I felt special about. Btw I actually have fantasy bean a vampire myself it would be coon, no flying around and drinking peoples blood :) .

  3. Isidora

    Oh belive me, comparing to me, you are a super fast reader! i’ve been reading twilight books for a year and 2 months, but only because they are so special to me :)

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