Stanley, Jessica

Full Name: Jessica Stanley

Status: Human

Date of Birth: 1988

Originally from: Forks, WA

Hair color: Brown

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Height: 5’1″ (TW1)

Physical description: Tiny, but her wild, curly hair makes up for the fact. (TW1)

Occupation: Student at Forks High School (graduated)

Family members: Only child – her mom works at the bank and is the town gossip (PC4)

Nick Names: Jess (TW4)

Personal History: Jessica Stanley was in Bella’s Trig and Spanish class during junior year (TW1) Jessica chatted animatedly with Bella right away on her first day of school about the beautiful but aloof Cullen family (TW1) Jessica was romantically interested in Edward but she never approached him because he exuded disinterest (PC9) and her unkind comments about the gorgeous boy led Bella to suspect as much. Bella and Jessica often sat together at lunch and Jessica often spent it giggling or gossiping – Bella thought “Jessica enjoyed [my] inexplicable popularity more than [my] actual company” (TW4).  Ever curious for social news to spread, Jessica questioned Bella about when she sat with Edward in the cafeteria (TW6), when she had dinner with Edward in Port Angeles (TW9), and their emerging relationship (TW10). Jessica dated Mike Newton during the last few months of their junior year but the relationship didn’t last the summer. (TW17NM1)

Jessica was offended by Bella’s anti-social behavior in the fall of their senior year (NM4) but Bella chose Jessica as her companion for her first post-Edward outing, because “only minimal interaction would be required” (NM4). Jessica and Bella went to Port Angeles to watch Dead End, a zombie movie. Enroute, Jessica mentioned that she dated both Conner and Eric Yorkie. On their way to McDonalds after the movie, Bella acted extremely odd and Jessica got scared and then mad. (NM4) Jessica was unenthusiastic about Bella’s return from her “zombie state” (NM6MN7) and became less friendly; Bella described the change as “Jessica had crossed over to the dark side” (NM10). Jessica refused to attend a group movie night because Bella was the initial planner (NM9). Instead, Jessica became closer friends with Lauren Mallory and Bella’s “first friend in Forks … seemed content to go along with [Lauren’s] anti-Bella agenda” (EC1). Bella realized that Jessica’s interest in her was “just morbidly curious or looking for gossip” (EC6). During the graduation ceremony Jessica stood in line behind Bella and was unusually friendly to Bella, “due to graduation nostalgia and gratitude for the party invite” (EC16). She informed Bella that she would be going to college in California. Just before she left for university, Jessica dated Mike Newton again and even went as his date to Bella’s wedding.

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