Sunday, September 13, 2009

Page 7

Ah, seven. The most powerful magical number, according to Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. OK, geek moment over.

On this page Bella continues to internally bitch about the truck, and she nags her poor, nervous father for details about the vehicle. Indecently, I'm beginning to wonder if this blog should have been called Charlie was Weak, since we've already well established that he allows his daughter to intimidate him to an alarming level.

About half way down the page, Charlie tells Bella that he had already bought the truck for her, at which point her opinion of the yet unseen vehicle takes a hair pin turn. Suddenly she's pleased, enthusiastic even.

To Bella's credit, she seemed quite sincere when she thanked her father for the gift. Unfortunately, the moment was ruined by the last sentence of the page:

"No need to add that my being happy in Forks is an impossibility. He didn't need to suffer along with me. And I never looked a free truck in the mouth - or engine."

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