By Daphne Grab
Matisse Osgood is a brand new York urban woman 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 go away Man-hattan for a small city in upstate big apple, her excellent international crumbles. As Matisse trudges via existence in Prague, she desires of waking up in her condo on West 78th road with a father who is good adequate to stroll along with her in crucial Park and a mom who does not faux that every little thing is fine. while rumors encompass Matisse in class and her father's signs irritate, Matisse realizes that the buddies she's making in Prague are the type you could expect. they assist Matisse locate the power to arrive out to her father, who will not be as faraway from her as she inspiration. And one specific farm boy indicates Matisse that state residing is lots extra magical than she ever imagined.
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His folks are rich, but he acts like he’s one of the oppressed. ” “I don’t think so, not unless he hooked up with someone over the summer, but I doubt it. ” Violet took a sip of water. ” I smiled. Violet knew just the right thing to say. ” “Get involved in one of his causes. ” Before I could ask for some specifics on his causes, Marco arrived at our table. “You can’t sit here,” Violet said before he could say anything. Marco pulled out a chair. ” He sat. Violet and I both glared at him. 59 b “You can.
He turned and left, off to commit social blunders in other sections of the cafeteria, no doubt. Violet finally stopped giggling. “Sorry, it’s not really funny. ” I stuffed some edamame into my mouth. As I bit down, I realized I hadn’t steamed them long enough—the beans were tough. 35 b “Hal’s not bad. ” Her face hardened for a moment; then she shook her head. “I shouldn’t have laughed at him; I probably hurt his feelings. ” “But he walks around in overalls,” I said, even though it wasn’t the real reason I now hated him.
You hardly had anything,” my mom said. My dad didn’t even look at her. It was painful to watch him move out of the room like an old man, his feet barely getting off the ground. The bedroom door slammed a few minutes later. 31 b My stomach was now a solid ball of cement. I set down my fork. ” my mom asked, like nothing had happened. “It was good,” I said, pushing back my chair and bringing my plate to the sink. ” I felt bad leaving my mom alone, but I couldn’t bear to sit with her and play the everything-is-terrific game.