mynameistrista

mynameistrista:

Favourite Reads of 2013: Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Anna prods St. Clair’s shoulder. “Come on. Weren’t you gonna show me that thing?” 

"What thing?" 

She stares at him. He stares back. She cocks her head toward Cricket and me. 

"Ah, yes." St. Clair stands. "That thing." 

They rush out. The door shuts, and St. Clair shouts, “Lola, Cricket wants to show you his thing, too-oo!”

dreammetheworld

dreammetheworld:

Anna and the French Kiss

Atlanta was home for almost eighteen years, and though I’ve only known Paris for the last nine months, it’s changed me. I have a new city to learn next year, but I’m not scared.
Because I was right. For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It’s a person.
And we’re finally home.

Lola and the Boy Next Door

“Are you ready?” he asks.
“I am.”
“Are you scared?”
“I’m not.”
He takes my hand and squeezes it. I hold my head high toward my big entrance, hand in hand with the boy who gave me the moon and the stars.

Isla and the Happily Ever After

“The last page.” He gestures towards the table, where a pencilled sketch is being turned into inked brushstrokes. It’s a drawing of us, in this café, in this moment.
I smile up at him. “It’s beautiful. But what comes next?”
“The best part.” And he pulls me back into his arms. “The happily ever after.”