A shy girl, she is dismayed by several boys competing for her attention.When Bella is seated next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school, he seems repulsed by her, hurting her feelings in the process.
Bella annoys Edward with questions about how he saved her life.
She hears that Edward and his family are vampires who drink animal blood.
She is told legends of the local Quilyeute people by a friend Jacob Black who she met during a camp out (a character who becomes more important in the later books in the series).
It is the first book in the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington.
She is endangered after falling in love with Edward Cullen, a vampire.