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TWILIGHT BY STEPHENIE MEYER: ONLINE BOOK SUMMARY / NOTES
Edward and Bella meet up with Jess and Angela just as they are leaving La Bella Italia, Bella saying only that she ran into Edward after getting lost. Edward asks to join them for dinner but Angela confesses that she and Jessica already ate; Edward then offers to drive Bella home after the two of them eat, to which Angela and Jessica agree. The host at Bella Italia is clearly attracted to Edward; she agrees to seat them in a more private part of the restaurant after Edward refuses a large table in a crowded area. Their server Amber is equally attentive to Edward while generally ignoring Bella. Bella orders mushroom ravioli while Edward has nothing to eat; they both have Cokes but Edward gives her his. She is cold so he lets her wear his jacket, as she left her own in Jessica's car. He is concerned that Bella will go into shock but is disturbed when she clearly states she is not.
Bella asks what he's doing in Port Angeles and the two begin to speak
hypothetically about "Joe" reading minds and honing in on "Jane".
Dropping this tone, Edward admits he has never tried to keep a specific
person alive before and it's harder to keep track of Bella than other
people. He thus kept tabs on Jessica and in this manner found Bella, as
well as the four men. The most difficult thing was not killing those men
for the thoughts they had about Bella, which is why they are having dinner
together: if she had left with Angela and Jessica, Edward would have hunted
those men down. They finish dinner and go to Edward's Volvo; inside, he
says it's now her turn to answer questions.
Tyler Crowley's belief that he's taking Bella to the prom is used for comedic
effect, but it also does two things: it highlights the problems of popularity,
at least as Bella experiences it; and it also makes clear that humans
will believe what they want to, bending what they perceive to suit their
needs - which is a reiteration of what happened with Edward saving Bella
from Tyler's van. The effect Edward's beauty has on women is described
in an awestruck tone from the beginning, but now it is revealed that there
is a supernatural element to this as well: that it is a "dazzle"
he can use to influence humans, potentially to get what he wants and more
easily prey on them.
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