BY STEPHENIE MEYER
For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bellacould ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize theirtroubles may be just beginning... This story is about the pain that Bella feels when Edward abandons her.
When the story begins, Bella has been going out with her vampire boyfriend Edward for sixblissfully happy months. The only thing that worries her is his steadfast refusal to even consider making her into a vampire like him. As the day of her eighteenth birthday rolls around she feels lessthan happy because she is now older than Edward, who will never age past seventeen.
To celebrate her birthday Edward takes Bella to a birthday party at his family home but as she opens a gift, thewrapping paper gives her a paper cut, a single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut, but it nearly triggers a feeding frenzy in Jasper, the newest vampire to take up the non-human diet, who leaps at her,and Edward had to jump in between them to save her. Then the party falls somewhat flat.
Edward suddenly becomes more distant towards to Bella and finally he decides to make a heart-wretchingdecision to move away and leave Bella because he and his family are too dangerous for her. He lies to her and convinces her that he doesn't love her anymore. This destroys her.
Edward is Bella’s wholeworld and his abandonment is a harsh blow. Her whole world falls apart and soon she becomes withdrawn from the world; she lived her life for months without really living. She is in a "zombie-like" statebecause she just stayed in the house and didn't socialize; she soon loses most of her friends becoming even more isolated and lonely.
It is only until she goes to the movies to please her father...