From what I've read online and been told by the people I know who've read New Moon
it seems the material in that book is more conducive to making a better film.
I'm sure not going to read it but Shrantastic
knock yourself out if you want to do so.
I'm told trips to Alaska and Italy are in play. Bella and Jacob hook up after Edward bolts either due to fear or protection cause that Victoria bitch is pissed after they killed James.
Maybe this is one of those instances where the sequel is better than the initial entry.