Chapter Number: Preface

Chapter Name: Preface

Page Numbers: 1

Date of Chapter:  Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Summary:  Bella muses on strange path her life has taken as she presumes she is about to die.

Characters Involved:  Bella Swan, James (implied)

Characters MentionedRenee Dwyer (implied)

Places Visited:  Ballet Studio, Phoenix

Memorable Quotes: 
“When life offers you a dream so far beyond your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.”
~Bella Swan

Important Information Learned: 
The preface foreshadows the rocky road Bella’s life takes starting with her move to Forks.

We learn that she had cause to fear for her life more than once, and that she is currently being threatened by someone who has cornered her and intends to kill her.