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New Moon

New Moon


by Stephenie Meyer

Strength and Skill Quotes in New Moon

How we cite our quotes: (chapter.paragraph)

Quote #1

Jasper slammed into Edward, and the sound was like the crash of boulders in a rock slide. (1.242)

Bella compares the force of two marble-hard vampire bodies colliding to a natural disaster. It’s to give us a graspable idea of the supernatural forces in the world of the story.

Quote #2

I was distracted by the over grace of his movement. Jacob had been nearly as klutzy as me… (11.137)

Bella is surprised and maybe a bit jealous that Jacob has lost his clumsiness, leaving her alone with her inadequacies.

Quote #3

His fist slammed against the tree… the trunk gave away and snapped off loudly… (11.201)

It appears Jacob doesn’t mean to rip out the tree. He doesn’t seem to be able to control his new werewolf strength just yet.

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