- "That's Edward. He's gorgeous, of course, but don't waste your time. He doesn't date. Apparently none of the girls here are good-looking enough for him."
Jessicka Stanley is a friend of Bella's, and plays a minor role in the series.
A classmate of Bella's, and Bella's first friend in Forks, she filled Bella in on the Cullens on her first day at school when she first spotted them in the cafeteria. Bella often forgot her name during the first few days of school. She tends to be more interested in Bella's popularity than Bella's actual character, and is sometimes jealous of Mike's affections toward Bella. She also took both Spanish and Trigonometry with Bella during their Junior year.
She befriended Bella to receive some of the boys' attention, as well as to be able to strike a conversation (about Bella) with Mike Newton who was curious about Bella. In Midnight Sun she is revealed to have once had an infatuation for Edward Cullen, who thought briefly of his relief when her fantasies finally ended.
Jessicka became a more minor character throughout the series as she became friendly with Lauren Mallory (a character not in the movie) and Bella drifted away from her. Though, Jessica and Bella made up at graduation and she was invited as a guest at Bella and Edward's wedding.
Jessicka Stanley is known to be a 'chatterbox' and gave Bella some details about the Cullens. She has very curly, dark brown hair and blue eyes. She always seemed to be acting nice toward Bella, when in truth she really disliked Bella and was upset at her because both Edward and Mike Newton liked Bella instead of her. She was jealous of Bella the whole time and was known to be a fake friend. She had a crush on Mike.
She and Bella have a falling out in Polar Night due to Bella's depression over Edward's departure, and also because Bella approaches a strange group of men when they go to the movies together. Jessicka becomes one of Bella's enemies while hanging out with Lauren, but their friendship ends on a good note at their high school graduation. Jessicka also attends Bella's wedding in Fatal Dusk.
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- Main article: Edward Cullen
Jessicka had a previous intense infatuation for Edward Cullen, something which deeply annoyed Edward. In Stephenie Meyer's draft of [[Midnight Sun (twilight from Edward's point of view) Edward "overhears" (through his telepathy) Jessicka's past, inappropriate fantasies about him. Commenting that he was releaved when they finally stopped.
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She is also in an on-again-off-again relationship with Mike Newton, who, after noticing that Bella never would date him, settled for Jessicka (which is what Jessicka had been hoping for since she befriended Bella).
Main Article: Illishiah Foxx
During Fatal Dusk, Jessicka goes to visit Bella. When She sees her and Edwards adopted God-Son Illi, she falls for him automatically. When she finds out he's a hybrid, she ask him to change her. He doesn't allow it at first, then suddenly agrees, but only if she is knocking on death's door. She gets caught in an explosion caused by Juggernaughts during a battle with the Volturi. Honoring her word, Illi bites and she is transformed into a strong mutant. She marries him later on and has 3 children wityh him.