| 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."
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?