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New Moon

New Moon

by Stephenie Meyer

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Quote #4

It was just that it had been a long time since I’d felt so light and buoyant. (5.135)

Bella is trying to justify the fact that she’s leading Jacob on about her feelings.

Quote #5

I wanted to be stupid and reckless, and I wanted to break promises. (5.42)

Bella makes a conscious choice to go against her "good girl" nature. Do you think that "getting in trouble" is a conscious choice for most teens?

Quote #6

[Bella to Jacob:] "The problem," I said, "is that it means something different for me than it does to you."

"Well." He tightened his hand around mine. "That’s my problem, isn’t it?" (9.161-162)

Does Jacob only tell Bella he doesn’t care that she’s not returning his romantic feelings because he assumes that her attitude will change over time?