locked at her, she felt she was going to melt! But he hadn't asked her out yet and Paloma wasgetting impatient. Eva had said Daniel would ask her soon and Eva was usually right.
“Maybe you should ask him out now!” Eva said, suddenly. “If you don’t, Laia will try to go
with him. Don’t let that happen, she’s a horrible girl!”
Laia was a pretty girl in their class. She was small, dark and attractive and she was crazy aboutDaniel. Suddenly, the phone rang in the bedroom and Eva answered it. It was Laia!Paloma listened
to Eva’s side of the conversation. “Eva’s being very friendly to Laia,” shethought. She was surprised. “That’s strange. I thought she didn’t like her. She just said she’s ahorrible girl.” After five minutes, Eva finished the conversation and put the pho
“Why were you so friendly to Laia?” asked Paloma.
“I thought you didn’t like her.”
“I don’t like her,” Eva explained, “but she’s getting me tickets to see the Amazons in concert in
August. I really like the Amazons
they’re one of my favourite bands.”
This made Paloma feel very sad because she wouldn’t be able to so the Amazons with herfriends. Eva saw Paloma’s face and quickly changed the conversation. She started giving
Paloma advice on how to ask Daniel out. Eva made Paloma laugh again.It was
n’t easy for Paloma to sleep at Eva’s house. She never slept well in a strange bed. She
realised that soon she would be sleeping in a strange bed in a strange country. She would have
to speak English all day and she wasn’t very good at it.
“I’m terrible at
English,” she thought. “How will anyone understand me here?”
Her parents came home on Sunday evening. They were very happy with the lovely house they
had found for the family in London. “It’s got a beautiful garden with lots of fruit trees,” saidPaloma’s
mother. “The house is big and you can each have your own bedroom.”
“Hello! My name is David,” said David in his best “English” voice. Paloma thought he sounded
stupid. Her parents told her about the school she and Marta would go to. It was called ForestH
ill and they said it was a marvelous school with a big swimming pool. Paloma didn’t want tohear about her new school! She didn’t want to go!
Time passed, and the family started putting their things into suitcases and boxes. Paloma’s
room looked very different with all her books and CDs packed.Then one evening, Daniel came round to work on their science project. Paloma was feeling
quite nervous after all of Eva’s suggestions. She usually took Eva’s advice, although it wasn’t
always good advice.
“But Eva’s wrong this time,” she thought. “I won’t ask Daniel out because I’m going away sosoon. But I want to know if he likes me or not.”