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Reading New Moon: Chapter 14 (Family)

August 28th, 2008 at 12:05 am by Kaleb Nation

The song for this chapter is Near To You by A Fine Frenzy (suggested by Alexis)


From August 29 – September 3, I will be doing one of the following:

– Kidnapping Bailey and forcing her to make a guest appearance on my channel, thus making my subs soar to somewhere in the half-of-hers (alright, wishful thinking). OR

– Appearing on Oprah to divulge my deepest and horrible-est secrets, subsequently selling 1 million copies of my memoirs called Oh Woe: My Life Story (coauthored by L. Snicket). OR

– Flying home to visit Isabelle the Famous Pig (alright, and my family too, sheesh).

Take your pick. Whichever you choose, rest assured that even though I will probably disappear from the online world for a few days, I will still (hopefully) be alive and well in some part of this country, albeit a bit further south than usual. But while there’s still time: on to chapter 14!

I realized, with some help of the comments, that I was slightly backwards in my previous post: the Cullens hadn’t told the Blacks to stay away; the Blacks had, instead, told the Cullens not to enter their land. The truce between them seemed fair: if the Cullens abide by certain rules, namely that not feasting on humans, then the Blacks would leave them alone.

Wisdom of the Wolf

It seems still to be a pretty fair way for both of them to live near to each other without an all-out vampire vs. werewolf war, which is a scary thing to imagine.

I think Jacob will be in this predicament a lot in the future: defending his decision to bring Bella in on their secret. Like with the Cullens, I am sure that some of those in the group of werewolves do not want Bella involved. I am a little confused on the group of werewolves, though. At first, the immediate fight between Jacob and Paul seems to show how much tension is between this group: if they all fully trusted each other, nothing like that would have happened. But then, after the vicious fight, they seem to be normal pals again. Is it something with anger management that these werewolves have trouble with? Because it seemed like they were ready to murder each other at one time, and then are sitting down to a meal a few minutes later.

I actually feel sorry for Billy Black because of all the clothes that Jacob apparently goes through. After all, on top of Jacob growing in enormous amounts already, anytime Jacob is angered or provoked into a fight he pretty much destroys what he is wearing in the morphing process.

Wisdom of the Wolf, Cheap Humor Edition

Probably one of the most touching and important scenes I have seen so far is when Sam enters the house and kisses Emily.

“[…] so much love saturated his voice that I felt embarrassed, intrusive, as I watched him cross the room […] and kissed the dark scars on her right cheek before he kissed her lips.

I do not know how she got these long scars, nor do I know the story behind her or Sam. But with that scene my entire opinion of Sam, Emily, and all the others, was changed. The long, red lines that scar half of Emily’s face are nearly ignored by Sam. It’s like they aren’t even there, because he loves the person more than anything.

I had been under the impression, thanks to all the fighting, growling and grumbling, that this group was hardly civilized. At a moment’s notice they seemed ready to spring at each other and fight, and all up until now, I haven’t seen any of them show any sign of emotion or caring towards anyone else. So watching how deep the feelings between Sam and Emily are, I see all of them in a completely different light.

As I’m sure most people were, I was formerly prejudiced against Sam because of all the dark things that Jacob had described; and even after Jacob went back on it, I was hesitant to believe him, thinking that he was brainwashed like the others. Now, I’m very happy to see that the werewolves actually seem to act like a pretty tight family.

Finally, if you haven’t already, listen to the song picked for this chapter (up at the top). For some reason, I have the feeling that this will be one of those on the voting list when we go to pick the song for New Moon…


– As you know, I will be gone from August 29 – September 3. See everybody after!

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88 Responses

  1. Twifanatic Amanda

    I love sam ^.^ he’s awesome, Soloman Trimble is so cool and he’s totally Sam in my mind now

  2. Mia

    Awww, ‘Near To you’ would have been PERFECT for the Chapter called Paris…you’ll see when you get there!

  3. megan

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  4. Katie M.

    i suggested the song too! *sigh.* i kid.

    love from nyc,

  5. ilse

    i love ur song pick!!!i had never heard it b4 till now!!!but its just lik bella!!!:)hav fun with oprah!!

  6. Rosalie

    Wait you might be on Oprah??? OMG When????? I want to watch!!

  7. Athena of Forks

    I’m finding it very weird how many people find it odd that the wolves are ready to kill each other one minute, and sitting down to breakfast together like a family the next. I know my brothers and I aren’t the only siblings in the world who tend to be at each other’s throats once in a while, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love each other. It’s pretty normal for a sibling relationship.

  8. Tinkerbells

    Oh, I just stumbled upon your blog here and it’s really entertaining. I love your “Humans are friends not food” thing. It’s great!!!

  9. Katie Beth

    That was such a great scene! I loved that part. 🙂

    What do you think about the Midnight Sun leak? *sigh* Sad….

    Have fun with your, um, family! 😉

  10. Sarah

    I just read about the Midnight Sun leak. I must say I’m disappointed. I also, don’t think I’ll be reading the amount of it posted on Stephenie Meyers page. I guess having the first chapter, was for me, a fun teaser, but any more than that and I would really rather have it all in a nicely bound book. I think we can all support Stephenie by not reading it until it is published. The only reason she posted it on her website was so we, as fans, wouldn’t go looking for it elsewhere. I say; let us all wait together, and enjoy it together in it’s complete and final form!

  11. KayBird

    ^^^ I STRONGLY agree with Sarah!!

  12. Chey

    I pick option number one: – Kidnapping Bailey and forcing her to make a guest appearance on my channel, thus making my subs soar to somewhere in the half-of-hers (alright, wishful thinking).

  13. Becky

    fyi Kaleb- I almost certain Emily’s scars aren’t explained until Eclipse. So you didn’t miss the story- plus I’m sure you would remember it if you’d read it already.

    and read the next chapter and post soon! I really want to find out your reaction! Since not even Alice was sure, I’m wondering if you’ll figure it out.

  14. Dace

    yay! i finally caught up to you. i’m a twilight guy too (twilight gay guy…i need to start a site) and i love the chapter by chapter thing. 🙂 on to my thoughts…

    four hot half-naked men…hmmm…i mean, these guys need some special clothes. billy needs to buy jcob paper shoes and parachute pants. they can stay shirtless for my pleasure.

    it seems we have differ on the wearwolf noob thing. remember, for a long time sam was the only ww. jacob,embrey, paul, and co are fresh. hell, if i just e arned a superpower i’d be using it all the time.

    *insert pic of jacob holding a wolf belt buckle-like thing out. the caption reads: “IT’S MORPHIN’ TIME!!!”*

    Sam and Emily: <3 <3 though, and i hate even thinking this because they’re so deeply in love, anakin had a padme

  15. Kara

    yaay! this chapter is a nice little change of mood for the book. keep reading!

    p.s. i’m glad i’m not the only one who has suggested that song 😀 it will definitely get my vote!

  16. Chelsea

    A Fine Frenzy has contributed so much to my personal New Moon soundtrack. “Near to You” is beautiful, and “Almost Lover” is perfect for the beginning of the book. It’s like they were written FOR THIS BOOK. It’s great.

  17. Alia

    I am absolutely in love with that song. It’s definitely a great song to describe New Moon as a whole. Also, I really agree with your analysis of the Sam/Emily scene. That part just makes Sam’s “evil” side fade away for a bit, and it really shows Bella’s desperation, too. it’s a great bit, eh?

  18. inmortal


    And AHAHAHAHA THE WOLF AHAHAHAH love those graphics. “Humas are friends, not food” and “If fights ensue, take off your shoes” LOOOOOOL!!

    And I have to say Sam was my favorite werewolf in New Moon and Eclipse. I hated him, though, the first time I read the books, but the second time was like OH SAM YOU’RE MY NEW LOVE <3 Weird me, I know.

  19. inmortal

    Btw, “One Cell In The Sea” album of A Fine Frenzy is like it was written for New Moon HAHAHA. The entire album should be the soundtrack of the movie (in case there’s a movie adaptation) LOL.

  20. Steph

    I love the idea of writing a book with Lemony Snicket. 😀 Third favorite series, right after Harry Potter.
    Also, Wisdom of the Wolf – Alright I suppose, I would hardly call them wise. They make some pretty stupid decisions.

  21. Alexis

    You used my song! Im so happy 🙂 It’s one of the most beautiful and haunting songs I’ve ever heard. It seems as if some songs were written especially for Twilight.

    And wait until Jacob tells the story of Emily’s scars…it’s a beautiful story. I know he tells her in New Moon, I just don’t remember where…But wait until you get to Eclipse. That’s where my favorite part about werewolves is revealed 🙂

    Good luck with your future posts!

    PS: Look at another song by A Fine Frenzy, Almost Lover. It’s not as perfect as Near To You, but it still reminds you a lot of New Moon. Happy reading!

  22. E

    So you’re halfway through with New Moon… have you gotten ECLIPSE yet? 😉

  23. rahrah

    OMFG OMFG OMFG I know this post is way overdue but this song is perfection for not only this chapter but for New Moon in general. I love it and I just bought it because it is so beautiful

  24. Brittany

    omg. i just found this site like a couple hours ago and i love reading what you wrote. this song is completely perfect for this book, it’s kinda scary haha.

    obviously you’ve finished the books by now so i don’t feel bad saying that i was laughing while i read what you had to say about sam & emily. looking back on it it’s funny to recall what everyone must have thought first reading it =)

  25. Calyx

    Um Okay… I’m not the only one who is obsessed-to say the least- with Vampires named Emmett Cullen am I?
    Yeah I REALLY am in like freaking love with him!!!
    But seriously, I’m not the only one am I?

  26. Calyx

    Yeah and i am really late in finding this site i know

  27. Calyx


  28. Calyx

    HUMANS ARE BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Calyx

    can someone please write me back? i want to know if anyone believes me

  30. Calyx

    dear twilight guy,
    do you know anyone that will be willing to try an experiment? if they are i would like to try to turn them into a everyone knows what.
    PLEASE i beg of anyone with type A blood to volunteer themselves.

  31. Luke

    The war link doesn’t work.

  32. Dana

    I liked Sam and Emily till I read Eclipse and found out what they did to Leah…Evil.

  33. jessica hupke

    hey this is not a helpful website becasue you really need to help people understand waht is going on and i will never visit this again

  34. Alex*

    i love the song ,really suits. but think that 'sunshine' by all american rejects shows it better ,it was like a sudden epiphany moment when i was reading the book and listening to my ipod! i love it when that happens…

  35. Alex*

    i love the song ,really suits. but think that 'sunshine' by all american rejects shows it better ,it was like a sudden epiphany moment when i was reading the book and listening to my ipod! i love it when that happens…

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