Alive and Well in Prague, New York (Laura Geringer Books) by Daphne Grab

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 lifeless 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 ideal international crumbles. As Matisse trudges via existence in Prague, she desires of waking up in her condominium on West 78th road with a father who is good adequate to stroll along with her in valuable Park and a mom who does not faux that every little thing is ok. whilst rumors encompass Matisse in school and her father's indicators irritate, Matisse realizes that the chums she's making in Prague are the sort you could expect. they assist Matisse locate the power to arrive out to her father, who is probably not as faraway from her as she inspiration. And one specific farm boy exhibits Matisse that nation residing is lots extra magical than she ever imagined.

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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. ” No doubt the one with the satanic goose. “He wants to be an organic farmer. He’s all into environmental stuff and also Buddhism,” she said.

I shrugged. ” she asked. That was a place I wasn’t going. ” Violet gave me an odd look, since all Jennifer was doing was combing her hair, but she seemed to take the hint and dropped her line of questioning. I felt bad, but I couldn’t risk it. When everyone at Friends found out about my dad, it was like I became a different person. I was no longer just Matisse; I was “poor Matisse,” girl-with-a-sick-father. ” Each day I had to steel myself for the pitying glances and ongoing discussions about my dad, talks I shut down as fast as I could.

I was happy that she’d asked, though. ” We reached the doors to the cafeteria and waited while the kids in front of us went through. “Features, sometimes, but mostly poetry. ” “I think you’d have to worry if they actually did get it,” I said as the crowd let up and we walked out into the hall. Violet laughed. ” She stopped in a 26 front of the science lab. ” For a second I wondered why she didn’t have anyone else to hang out with, but then I pushed the thought from my mind. She was probably just too cool for anyone in Prague.

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