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 ny, her ideal global crumbles. As Matisse trudges via lifestyles in Prague, she desires of waking up in her house on West 78th highway with a father who is good sufficient to stroll together with her in significant Park and a mom who does not fake that every thing is fine. while rumors encompass Matisse in class and her father's indicators aggravate, 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 notion. And one specific farm boy indicates Matisse that nation residing is lots extra magical than she ever imagined.
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He dropped his fork and pushed himself up off the chair, his hands gripping the sides of the table so hard, I worried it would tip. It took two tries before he was standing. “Don, you aren’t finished. 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.
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