By Daphne Grab
Matisse Osgood is a brand new York urban lady via and during. She buys her outfits at Andy's Cheapies, watches indie motion pictures on the Angelika, and would not be stuck useless on a hayride. but if her father will get ailing and Matisse's mom and dad choose to depart Man-hattan for a small city in upstate manhattan, her excellent international crumbles. As Matisse trudges via existence in Prague, she goals of waking up in her residence on West 78th road with a father who is good sufficient to stroll along with her in significant Park and a mom who does not fake that every little thing is ok. whilst rumors encompass Matisse in school and her father's signs aggravate, Matisse realizes that the chums she's making in Prague are the type you could anticipate. they assist Matisse locate the power to arrive out to her father, who is probably not as faraway from her as she concept. And one specific farm boy indicates Matisse that nation dwelling is lots extra magical than she ever imagined.
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I heard the bedroom door slam and my dad’s feet shuffle down the hall toward the dining room. He walked in slowly, his arms rigid by his sides, his face stiff, almost like a mask. He sat down a centimeter at a time, his body slowly sinking into the wooden chair. When he was settled, my mom served him a big portion of lasagna. “That’s too much,” he said shortly. “You always say that, honey, and then you always eat it. You love my lasagna,” my mom cooed. Actually, he’d never in his life told her she’d served him too much food.
She a 48 signed it “Happy and in love in NYC,” so she couldn’t be too worried. But I was scared anyway—the last thing I needed to deal with was Ceese in Prague. So I drummed up an email. Ceese, Glad to hear all is well in the Big Apple. Hey to everyone at Friends. The country sucks, but I met some cool people at school so that’s good. Gotta go eat—write more later. Tisse, alive and well in Prague, New York There were only two blatant lies in it. I wasn’t glad to hear all was well in the Big Apple, and I had no plans to go eat.
He was wearing a black T-shirt that said THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED and beat-up jeans. His spiky black hair was wilting in the humidity, and he had a tattoo on one arm. He was reading the local paper with a scowl on his face. A bubbly feeling of anticipation filled my belly. Ceese wasn’t the only one who liked bad boys. ” I’d arrived at our table before Violet and had been eagerly waiting to see what she knew about my potential new boyfriend. She set down her water and sandwich and flopped into a chair.
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