Anna and the French Kiss

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Anna and the French Kiss

⇖ [PDF]- Free Download & Online Anna and the French Kiss ⦩ Kindle Ebook By Stephanie Perkins ⨪ Table of ContentsTitle PageCopyright PageDedicationchapter onechapter twochapter threechapter fourchapter fivechapter sixchapter sevenchapter eightchapter ninechapter tenchapter elevenchapter twelvechapter thirteenchapter fourteenchapter fifteenchapter sixteenchapter seventeenchapter eighteenchapter nineteenchapter twentychapter twenty onechapter twenty twochapter twenty threechapter twenty fourchapter twenty fivechapter twenty sixchapter twenty sevenchapter twenty eightchapter twenty ninechapter thirtychapter thirty onechapter thirty twochapter thirty threechapter thirty fourchapter thirty fivechapter thirty sixchapter thirty sevenchapter thirty eightchapter thirty ninechapter fortychapter forty onechapter forty twochapter forty threechapter forty fourchapter forty fivechapter forty sixchapter forty sevenAcknowledgementsDutton BooksA member of Penguin Group USA Inc.Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group USA Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, U.S.A Penguin Group Canada , 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2Y3, Canada a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland a division of Penguin Books Ltd Penguin Group Australia , 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi110 017, India Penguin Group NZ , 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, North Shore 0632, New Zealand a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd, 24 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, EnglandThis book is a work of fiction Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the authors imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.Copyright 2010 by Stephanie PerkinsAll rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who wishes to quote brief passages in connection with a review written for inclusion in a magazine, newspaper, or broadcast.The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third party websites or their content.CIP Data is available.Published in the United States by Dutton Books, a member of Penguin Group USA Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 www.penguin.com youngreadersISBN 978 1 101 44549 5 For Jarrod, best friend true lovechapter oneHere is everything I know about France Madeline and Amlie and Moulin Rouge The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, although I have no idea what the function of either actually is Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, and a lot of kings named Louis Im not sure what they did either, but I think it has something to do with the French Revolution, which has something to do with Bastille Day The art museum is called the Louvre and its shaped like a pyramid and the Mona Lisa lives there along with that statue of the woman missing her arms And there are cafs or bistros or whatever they call them on every street corner And mimes The food is supposed to be good, and the people drink a lot of wine and smoke a lot of cigarettes.Ive heard they dont like Americans, and they dont like white sneakers.A few months ago, my father enrolled me in boarding school His air quotes practically crackled over the phone line as he declared living abroad to be a good learning experience and a keepsake Id treasure forever Yeah Keepsake And I wouldve pointed out his misuse of the word had I not already been freaking out.Since his announcement, Ive tried yelling, begging, pleading, and crying, but nothing has convinced him otherwise And now I have a new student visa and a passport, each declaring me Anna Oliphant, citizen of the United States of America And now Im here with my parentsunpacking my belongings in a room smaller than my suitcasethe newest senior at the School of America in Paris.Its not that Im ungrateful I mean, its Paris The City of Light The most romantic city in the world Im not immune to that Its just this whole international boarding school thing is a lot about my father than it is about me Ever since he sold out and started writing lame books that were turned into even lamer movies, hes been trying to impress his big shot New York friends with how cultured and rich he is.My father isnt cultured But he is rich.It wasnt always like this.When my parents were still married, we were strictly lower middle class It was around the time of the divorce that all traces of decency vanished, and his dream of being the next great Southern writer was replaced by his desire to be the next published writer So he started writing these novels set in Small Town Georgia about folks with Good American Values who Fall in Love and then contract Life Threatening Diseases and Die.Im serious.And it totally depresses me, but the ladies eat it up.They love my fathers books and they love his cable knit sweaters and they love his bleachy smile and orangey tan And they have turned him into a bestseller and a total dick.Two of his books have been made into movies and three are in production, which is where his real money comes from Hollywood And, somehow, this extra cash and pseudo prestige have warped his brain into thinking that I should live in France For a year Alone I dont understand why he couldnt send me to Australia or Ireland or anywhere else where English is the native language The only French word I know is oui, which means yes, and only recently did I learn its spelled o u i and not w e e.At least the people in my new school speak English It was founded for pretentious Americans who dont like the company of their own children I mean, really Who sends their kid to boarding school Its so Hogwarts Only mine doesnt have cute boy wizards or magic candy or flying lessons.Instead, Im stuck with ninety nine other students There are twenty five people in my entire senior class, as opposed to the six hundred I had back in Atlanta And Im studying the same things I studied at Clairemont High except now Im registered in beginning French.Oh, yeah Beginning French No doubt with the freshmen I totally rock.Mom says I need to lose the bitter factor, pronto, but shes not the one leaving behind her fabulous best friend, Bridgette Or her fabulous job at the Royal Midtown 14 multiplex Or Toph, the fabulous boy at the Royal Midtown 14 multiplex.And I still cant believe shes separating me from my brother, Sean, who is only seven and way too young to be left home alone after school Without me, hell probably be kidnapped by that creepy guy down the road who has dirty Coca Cola towels hanging in his windows Or Seany will accidentally eat something containing Red Dye 40 and his throat will swell up and no one will be there to drive him to the hospital He might even die And I bet they wouldnt let me fly home for his funeral and Id have to visit the cemetery alone next year and Dad will have picked out some god awful granite cherub to go over his grave.And I hope Dad doesnt expect me to fill out college applications to Russia or Romania now My dream is to study film theory in California I want to be our nations greatest female film critic Someday Ill be invited to every festival, and Ill have a major newspaper column and a cool television show and a ridiculously popular website So far I only have the website, and its not so popular.Yet.I just need a little time to work on it, thats all.Anna, its time.What I glance up from folding my shirts into perfect squares.Mom stares at me and twiddles the turtle charm on her necklace My father, bedecked in a peach polo shirt and white boating shoes, is gazing out my dormitory window Its late, but across the street a woman belts out something operatic.My parents need to return to their hotel rooms They both have early morning flights.Oh I grip the shirt in my hands a little tighter.Dad steps away from the window, and Im alarmed to discover his eyes are wet Something about the idea of my fathereven if it is my fatheron the brink of tears raises a lump in my throat.Well, kiddo Guess youre all grown up now.My body is frozen He pulls my stiff limbs into a bear hug His grip is frightening Take care of yourself Study hard and make some friends And watch out for pickpockets, he adds Sometimes they work in pairs.I nod into his shoulder, and he releases me And then hes gone.My mother lingers behind Youll have a wonderful year here, she says I just know it I bite my lip to keep it from quivering, and she sweeps me into her arms I try to breathe Inhale Count to three Exhale Her skin smells like grapefruit body lotion Ill call you the moment I get home, she says. Home Atlanta isnt my home any.I love you, Anna.Im crying now I love you, too Take care of Seany for me.Of course.And Captain Jack, I say Make sure Sean feeds him and changes his bedding and fills his water bottle And make sure he doesnt give him too many treats because they make him fat and then he cant get out of his igloo But make sure he gives him at least a few every day, because he still needs the vitamin C and he wont drink the water when I use those vitamin dropsShe pulls back and tucks my bleached stripe behind my ear I love you, she says again.And then my mother does something that, even after all of the paperwork and plane tickets and presentations, I dont see coming Something that wouldve happened in a year anyway, once I left for college, but that no matter how many days or months or years Ive yearned for it, I am still not prepared for when it actually happens.My mother leaves I am alone.chapter twoI feel it coming, but I cant stop it.PANIC.They left me My parents actually left me IN FRANCE Meanwhile, Paris is oddly silent Even the opera singer has packed it in for the night I cannot lose it The walls here are thinner than Band Aids, so if I break down, my neighborsmy new classmateswill hear everything Im going to be sick Im going to vomit that weird eggplant tapenade I had for dinner, and everyone will hear, and no one will invite me to watch the mimes escape from their invisible boxes, or whatever it is people do here in their spare time.I race to my pedestal sink to splash water on my face, but it explodes out and sprays my shirt instead And now Im crying harder, because I havent unpacked my towels, and wet clothing reminds me of those stupid water rides Bridgette and Matt used to drag me on at Six Flags where the water is the wrong color and it smells like paint and it has a billion trillion bacterial microbes in it Oh God.What if there are bacterial microbes in the water Is French water even safe to drink Pathetic Im pathetic.How many seventeen year olds would kill to leave home My neighbors arent experiencing any meltdowns No crying coming from behind their bedroom walls I grab a shirt off the bed to blot myself dry, when the solution strikes My pillow. I collapse face first into the sound barrier and sob and sob and sob.Someone is knocking on my door.No Surely thats not my door.There it is again Hello a girl calls from the hallway Hello Are you okay No, Im not okay GO AWAY But she calls again, and Im obligated to crawl off my bed and answer the door A blonde with long, tight curls waits on the other side Shes tall and big, but not overweight big.Volleyball player big A diamondlike nose ring sparkles in the hall light Are you all right Her voice is gentle Im Meredith I live next door Were those your parents who just left My puffy eyes signal the affirmative.I cried the first night, too She tilts her head, thinks for a moment, and then nods Come on Chocolat chaud.A chocolate show Why would I want to see a chocolate show My mother has abandoned me and Im terrified to leave my room andNo She smiles Chaud Hot Hot chocolate, I can make some in my room.Oh.Despite myself, I follow Meredith stops me with her hand like a crossing guard Shes wearing rings on all five fingers Dont forget your key The doors automatically lock behind you.I know And I tug the necklace out from underneath my shirt to prove it I slipped my key onto it during this weekends required Life Skills Seminars for new students, when they told us how easy it is to get locked out.We enter her room I gasp Its the same impossible size as mine, seven by ten feet, with the same mini desk, mini dresser, mini bed, mini fridge, mini sink, and mini shower No mini toilet, those are shared down the hall But unlike my own sterile cage, every inch of wall and ceiling is covered with posters and pictures and shiny wrapping paper and brightly colored flyers written in French.How long have you been here I ask.Meredith hands me a tissue and I blow my nose, a terrible honk like an angry goose, but she doesnt flinch or make a face I arrived yesterday This is my fourth year here, so I didnt have to go to the seminars I flew in alone, so Ive just been hanging out, waiting for my friends to show up She looks around with her hands on her hips, admiring her handiwork I spot a pile of magazines, scissors, and tape on her floor and realize its a work in progress Not bad, eh White walls dont do it for me.I circle her room, examining everything I quickly discover that most of the faces are the same five people John, Paul, George, Ringo, and some soccer guy I dont recognize.The Beatles are all I listen to My friends tease me, butWhos this I point to Soccer Guy Hes wearing red and white, and hes all dark eyebrows and dark hair Quite good looking, actually.Cesc Fbregas God, hes the most incredible passer Plays for Arsenal The English football club No I shake my head I dont keep up with sports, but maybe I should Nice legs, though.I know, right You could hammer nails with those thighs.While Meredith brews chocolat chaud on her hot plate, I learn shes also a senior, and that she only plays soccer during the summer because our school doesnt have a program, but that she used to rank All State in Massachusetts Thats where shes from, Boston And she reminds me I should call it football here, whichwhen I think about itreally does make sense And she doesnt seem to mind when I badger her with questions or paw through her things.Her room is amazing In addition to the paraphernalia taped to her walls, she has a dozen china teacups filled with plastic glitter rings, and silver rings with amber stones, and glass rings with pressed flowers It already looks as if shes lived here for years.I try on a ring with a rubber dinosaur attached The T rex flashes red and yellow and blue lights when I squeeze him I wish I could have a room like this I love it, but Im too much of a neat freak to have something like it for myself I need clean walls and a clean desktop and everything put away in its right place at all times.Meredith looks pleased with the compliment.Are these your friends I place the dinosaur back into its teacup and point to a picture tucked in her mirror Its gray and shadowy and printed on thick, glossy paper Clearly the product of a school photography class Four people stand before a giant hollow cube, and the abundance of stylish black clothing and deliberately mussed hair reveals Meredith belongs to the resident art clique For some reason, Im surprised I know her room is artsy, and she has all of those rings on her fingers and in her nose, but the rest is clean cutlilac sweater, pressed jeans, soft voice Then theres the soccer thing, but shes not a tomboy either.She breaks into a wide smile, and her nose ring winks Yeah Ellie took that at La Dfense Thats Josh and St Clair and me and Rashmi Youll meet them tomorrow at breakfast Well, everyone but Ellie She graduated last year.The pit of my stomach begins to unclench Was that an invitation to sit with her But Im sure youll meet her soon enough, because shes dating St Clair Shes at Parsons Paris now for photography.Ive never heard of it, but I nod as if Ive considered going there myself someday.Shes really talented The edge in her voice suggests otherwise, but I dont push it Josh and Rashmi are dating, too, she adds.Ah Meredith must be single.Unfortunately, I can relate Back home Id dated my friend Matt for five months He was tall ish and funny ish and had decent ish hair It was one of those since no one better is around, do you wanna make out situations All wed ever done was kiss, and it wasnt even that great.Too much spit I always had to wipe off my chin.We broke up when I learned about France, but it wasnt a big deal I didnt cry or send him weepy emails or key his moms station wagon Now hes going out with Cherrie Milliken, who is in chorus and has shiny shampoo commercial hair It doesnt even bother me.Not really.Besides, the breakup freed me to lust after Toph, multiplex coworker babe extraordinaire Not that I didnt lust after him when I was with Matt, but still It did make me feel guilty And things were starting to happen with Tophthey really werewhen summer ended But Matts the only guy Ive ever gone out with, and he barely counts I once told him Id dated this guy named Stuart Thistleback at summer camp Stuart Thistleback had auburn hair and played the stand up bass, and we were totally in love, but he lived in Chattanooga and we didnt have our drivers licenses yet.Matt knew I made it up, but he was too nice to say so.Im about to ask Meredith what classes shes taking, when her phone chirps the first few bars of Strawberry Fields Forever She rolls her eyes and answers Mom, its midnight here Six hour time difference, remember I glance at her alarm clock, shaped like a yellow submarine, and Im surprised to find shes right I set my long empty mug of chocolat chaud on her dresser I should get going, I whisper Sorry I stayed so long.Hold on a sec Meredith covers the mouthpiece It was nice meeting you See you at breakfast Yeah See ya I try to say this casually, but Im so thrilled that I skip from her room and promptly slam into a wall.Whoops Not a wall A boy.Oof He staggers backward.Sorry Im so sorry, I didnt know you were there.He shakes his head, a little dazed.The first thing I notice is his hairits the first thing I notice about everyone Its dark brown and messy and somehow both long and short at the same time I think of the Beatles, since Ive just seen them in Merediths room Its artist hair Musician hair I pretend I dont care but I really do hair.Beautiful hair.Its okay, I didnt see you either Are you all right, then Oh my Hes English.Er Does Mer live here Seriously, I dont know any American girl who can resist an English accent.The boy clears his throat Meredith Chevalier Tall girl Big, curly hair Then he looks at me like Im crazy or half deaf, like my Nanna Oliphant Nanna just smiles and shakes her head whenever I ask, What kind of salad dressing would you like or Where did you put Granddads false teeth Im sorry He takes the smallest step away from me You were going to bed.Yes Meredith lives there Ive just spent two hours with her I announce this proudly like my brother, Seany, whenever he finds something disgusting in the yard Im Anna Im new here Oh God What Is with.The scary enthusiasm My cheeks catch fire, and its all so humiliating.The beautiful boy gives an amused grin His teeth are lovelystraight on top and crooked on the bottom, with a touch of overbite Im a sucker for smiles like this, due to my own lack of orthodontia I have a gap between my front teeth the size of a raisin.tienne, he says I live one floor up.I live here I point dumbly at my room while my mind whirs French name, English accent, American school Anna confused.He raps twice on Merediths door Well Ill see you around then, Anna. Eh t yen says my name like this Ah na.My heart thump thump thumps in my chest.Meredith opens her door St Clair she shrieks Shes still on the phone They laugh and hug and talk over each other Come in How was your flight Whend you get here Have you seen Josh Mom, Ive gotta go.Merediths phone and door snap shut simultaneously.I fumble with the key on my necklace Two girls in matching pink bathrobes strut behind me, giggling and gossiping A crowd of guys across the hall snicker and catcall Meredith and her friend laugh through the thin walls My heart sinks, and my stomach tightens back up.Im still the new girl Im still alone.chapter threeThe next morning, I consider stopping by Merediths, but I chicken out and walk to breakfast by myself At least I know where the cafeteria is Day Two Life Skills Seminars I double check for my meal card and pop open my Hello Kitty umbrella Its drizzling The weather doesnt give a crap that its my first day of school.A wonderful book that is guaranteed to 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