New Moon examines different kinds of families. Groups of vampires and groups of werewolves form adopted families, bound by supernatural transformation, lifestyle, and special skills. Bella and her parents are, like most conventional families, related by blood. Contrary to what one might expect, the supernatural families appear to share a closer emotional bond, because their special mental skills don’t allow them to keep secrets from each other. Bella, on the other hand, often lies to Charlie and Renée. But in all cases, family members feel strong loyalty and love for one another, and all respect the head of the family.