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Reading New Moon: Chapter 7 (Repetition)

August 4th, 2008 at 12:03 am by Kaleb Nation

The song for this chapter is The Weather Girl by Shiny Toy Guns (Suggested by Iva)


In the previous Chapter 6 Bella was making wonderful progress hanging around Jacob Black. I know that many of you loathe his very name, but after carefully reading the comments last time, I really do think that he is, right now, a good thing for her. At school, most of the people seem to have isolated her away from them, ignoring her presence as if she isn’t even there. Jacob is a friend who has welcomed her and is helping, in some way, for her to get over the pain of losing Edward.

Bella’s visit the the Cullen’s former house is both mysterious and, in my opinion, a bit unwise. Bella is having a very hard time letting go. Visiting the house, to me, seems like it will only bring about more pain for her. But, on the other hand, many people might liken this to visiting the grave of a loved one: just being close might do something to ease the hurt away. And perhaps seeing the empty house, and that they are truly gone, will do something to help her move on with her life.

As I was predicting, it seems that Bella is now falling for Jacob, though in a way it seems like it is a subconscious thing. She is still so attached to the memory of Edward that she doesn’t really see how much Jacob is becoming a big part of her life.

[…] I wanted to see Jacob. Maybe I was developing a new kind of sickness, another addiction, like the numbness before.

Mike is so hilariously eager to get Bella to go out with him. He’s been this way since Twilight, when the initial uncountable-amount of guys were asking Bella out. Soon enough he will have to find more creative (and adventurously dangerous)ย  things to do to get Bella’s attention.

Mike: Bella, how about we go to the movies on Friday for a date?

Bella: Don’t date.

Mike: What about go to the movies on Friday as friends?

Bella: Busy Friday.

Mike: What if we go to the movies but sit across the theater and ignore each other Friday?

Bella: I abhor theaters.

Mike: Afterwards we’ll ride motorcycles off a cliff and scream bloody murder while shooting pellets at helicopters and dodging attack crows.

Bella: Pick me up at seven.

I am from Texas, and in Texas, the usual temperature is in the 90’s to 100’s. When it sprinkles snow, we get our video cameras out because we probably won’t see it for another decade, and we need proof it actually happened to show our descendants. But I do remember when I visited Washington, and believe me, the last thing on my mind was getting wet in any way at all. These cliff jumpers must be out of their minds or made of ice, because hopping into the water on a colder day in Washington would certainly be a chilly time.

A Rather Chilly Time

I hear Sam Uley’s name again, and three times is enough to make me sure of his importance. For some reason this person who I haven’t seen more than once or twice is someone to watch: he get odd favors from the council, as if he’s above everyone else though he isn’t quite that old. What makes it even more mysterious is his gang: this strange group that seems to be enlisting Jacob’s friend and also seem to be after Jacob himself.

Even stranger is this common formula: someone avoids Sam, then they disappear from school for a week, and suddenly upon their return, they are one of his followers. Hypnosis? This remains to be seen. Also what remains to be seen is Bella on a motorcycle, an event in itself that should have prompted nearby medical crews on hand.


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71 Responses

  1. Kim

    you think cliff diving when its just mildly cold out it bad. come to michigan when its about 30 degrees some people jump into the lakes where they have exposed the water under the frozen layer of ice. we call it polar bear diving. lol.

  2. Alli

    I like the Bella and Mike thing. That was hilarious. We all knew Jacob was falling for Bella, but I’m surprised at how easily you picked up on the fact that she was falling for him too. I didn’t notive thisuntil Eclipse, and many fans stubbornly refused to accept it right up to the very end of Book 3.

    ” someone avoids Sam, then they disappear from school for a week, and suddenly upon their return, they are one of his followers. ” You kind of make it sound like they become his followers because they were avoiding him, but if you pay attention, Sam starts to seem interested in them for unexplained reasons, and that’s why they avoid him until the whole disappearing and coming back as his followers thing, which will make sense later.

    I don’t want to spoil anything big, but did anyone notice a certain “Anne of Green Gables” (specifically Anne’s House of Dreams) reference when Edward introduces Bella to the Denali clan? I know it’s one of Stephenie’s favorite series, so I thought that was so cute.

  3. Kayla

    Cliff Divers huh?
    Good Job Kaleb, keep reading!
    And I personally LOVED BD!

  4. Jane

    Hey, just thought I’d point out that you have a spelling error in the title. It’s “Repetition,” not “Repitition.” Nicole Jet (#34), points it out too, but I thought I’d do so also. I was surprised to see a spelling error in a title last a whole day when the blogger is a writer.

    Anyway, I love reading your assessments of the chapters. I can’t wait until you finish the series too!

  5. Owen

    btw, I’m on Chapter 10 of “New Moon”

    I don’t really understand Bella at this point in the book. She has an obsession with Jacob (you would think she at least fancied him a little, Maybe she just can’t see whats in front of her, Poor Girl, Shes lost without edward and i feel as though Bella wants Jacob to take edwards place. Although she doesn’t suggest this you can see that Jacob is the distaction. I feel sorry for Jacob becuase when (if) Edward comes back, Bella will go running to him not knowing how Jacob really feels about her. I hope at least Bella and Jacob have some sort of love moment (Just a Kiss will do). He Clearly is beging to take a liking to her. I would’nt be bothered at this piont if Edward returns, as Edward is just soooo not the right guy for Bella. They are so different, At least with Jacob Bella has a Human (real) connection and can relate to what issues Teenagers Go through.
    …. Oh Bella the chocies you make!?

  6. Brianna

    Ha HA HA AHA AHAHA I LOVE IT!!! pick me up at seven….its perfect Kaleb!!!!! Bella would say something like that, that is what makes it SO hilarious!!!
    Keep writing, I love your work =]

  7. Kari

    GO TEXANS!!! woo! oh, Kaleb!
    you really do understand me! lol
    …sorry…that was weird.
    although i like jacob now ๐Ÿ™‚ i hated him A LOT then.
    you are a bucket o’ laughs, dude!

  8. Yvette

    I dont know if anyone has said this before but in stephine’s meyer website under the new moon section there is some outakes from this book that didnt survive the final editing process

  9. Julie

    i dont think anyone can hate jacob after breaking dawn

  10. Imagine

    Hahaha…”Pick me up at seven”…

  11. hannah

    you are so funny! but i love jacob! he is an amazing person. dont listen to these people who dont like him. he cant help the way he feels. im team switzerland, because i know that edward and bella belong together, but if it were me and not bella in that situation, i would chose jacob.

  12. pinky

    I always liked Jacob, I just felt so bad for him because you can tell he knew how Bella felt about Edward…..why oh why did he keep coming back to get kicked again and again…..Now we know….BD explains it!
    I just want to say I like hearing a guys point of view of these books, its so cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kiki

    Oh I loved your conversation of Bella & Mike! haha Hilarious!

  14. Tiera

    very astute observations!

  15. filipamd

    “These cliff jumpers must be out of their minds or made of ice, because hopping into the water on a colder day in Washington would certainly be a chilly time.”

    You have NOO idea. xD

  16. Steph

    Ahahah! I can see Mike doing that to get Bella to go out with him. It’s really funny, Mike knows nothing about Bella. He just wants what he can’t have, I’d say.

  17. Tianna

    What the hell Bella?
    Whats up with her and her addictions?
    I think she needs to see a physciatrist sometimes…

    Like you pointed out with her unqualifiable use of cold medicine. XD

  18. Jenny

    Sam I personally can’t stand. He is bad in New Moon, okay in Eclipse and AWEFUL IN BREAKING DAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess you could call it hipnosis.

  19. Dayna

    Normal people DONT jump in the water in washington..lol get it?

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