Beautiful Americans

By Lucy Silag

What occurs in Paris...

Secrets--
PJ's deep blue eyes and angelic lengthy blond hair cover a fact that is whatever yet. Will her darkish previous remain the place it belongs within the backwoods of Vermont, or hang-out her within the urban of sunshine?

Passion--
continuously the great woman, Olivia plans to twirl her strategy to the head of the Parisian ballet scene. yet that is not imagined to contain dancing on a desk all night...or stumbling into the fingers of the incorrect boy.

Lies--
together with his emo-trendy bedhead, hilarious comebacks and Southern drawl, Zack may perhaps win over an individual. Too undesirable he is after the single one who is forbidden...

Scandal--
All Alex desires from Paris is to nab that berry-red Dior coat and seduce the right penny-loafer-wearing boy - and Alex constantly will get what she desires. yet will her scheming repay? Or is she risking greater than she knows...?

Alex, Olivia, Zack and PJ are spending a yr on the prestigious Lycée de Monceau within the gleaming urban of Paris. this is often their likelihood to sip cafe au lait in Le Marais, throw mystery events of their host households' Versailles-size flats, and feature the time in their lives. but if the secrets and techniques they idea they left in the back of pop out, every thing may be ruined...

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M. —8:00 A. M. in California—I are looking to run out and get in touch with Vince from one of many payphones at the Champs Elysées. riding down the well-known side road for you to the Opera prior, I observed a wide block of France Telecom cellphone compartments simply throughout from the Arc de Triomphe, and so far as i will gauge, that’s a brief stroll from Ternes. I’m no longer but cozy adequate with my host mom to invite if i will use her telephone, whether I’m utilizing a calling card. in addition to, i need to speak to Vince in deepest. the second one factor I do is cling my Martha Graham Dance corporation poster on one of many naked partitions in my new room.

Yet you’re leaving me, too. ” “It isn’t an identical. I’m strolling back from Paris in a 12 months. Aren’t you scared? ” I requested. She was once going to be a true grownup now, married, together with her personal condo. “No, Penny Lane,” she laughed. “I by no means get scared. ” She had some extent there; she by no means did. Annabel was once the 1st one to move splashing within the creek at the back of our condominium each spring once the ice thawed. She continuously drove simply as speedy as she happy, and gave an individual who reduce her off at the street the finger and an incredible smile. whilst she stepped on a nail, she pulled it correct again out and stored operating barefoot in the course of the yard.

Paton. I’d had hassle targeting it final evening; i do know it isn’t my most sensible paintings. I’d been apprehensive to talk with Dave back. I nonetheless am. He hasn’t been answering his mobile phone the earlier few instances I’ve attempted to name him. “Olivia instructed us that your condo blew her brain whilst she got here over,” Alex says, grabbing a chair in our top notch correct subsequent to mine. She by no means does that. “She stated it used to be definitely great. ” Zack takes a seat at the different facet of me. “I can’t wait to determine it! ” he gushes. “Olivia informed us it’s a mini-Versailles.

Olivia instructed us that your condo blew her brain while she got here over,” Alex says, grabbing a chair in our top quality correct subsequent to mine. She by no means does that. “She stated it was once certainly huge. ” Zack takes a seat at the different part of me. “I can’t wait to work out it! ” he gushes. “Olivia instructed us it’s a mini-Versailles. residing there has to be to die for. Who embellished it? Has it been featured in any magazines? ” He crosses his leg and clasps his knee, all ears for extra descriptions of the condominium. ok, certainly getting a homosexual vibe from him at the present time.

What? ” I say, turning clear of the bar towards the busy highway. “Say that back? ” “I stated, how are you? ” Vince repeats. “Good. i discovered out that PJ is having humans over this weekend. are you able to think it? ” “Who’s PJ? ” Vince asks. “Is dude? ” “No, Vince,” I say. I’m annoyed that he forgot. “PJ is my buddy, keep in mind? the single I instructed you approximately simply because she needed to stick with me for awhile? ” “Oh, the hippie chick? ” Vince says. “That’s cool. You gonna drink? ” “No, Vince,” I snap. “I can’t precisely get wasted at once.

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