By Bridget O'Dwyer
A contemporary retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, this tale of a 15-year-old American girl's event learning overseas within the Irish geographical region borrows parts from Irish folklore and escapist-fantasy fiction. Adjustment to lifestyles with an Irish family members is tough first and foremost, yet she forges a bond together with her new college buddies while, overdue one evening, they slip out into the encircling woods and revel with fairy-like creatures at a paranormal marriage ceremony get together. genuine settings in eire give you the backdrop for the tale, and the Shakespearean storyline serves good to depict an adolescent's step forward from outsider prestige to club in an enchanted society.
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I couldn’t tell whether he was blushing or whether the cold had made his cheeks rosy. ” he asked. ” They were standing off to the side talking with the other boys. “Well, I’m sure I’ll be around when you get back,” he winked at me and then called to the other boys to keep playing. We walked a great distance without talking so when Grainne and Aisling started rambling on, they hopefully wouldn’t hear. “We don’t even have to ask. ” they yelped at the same time. I laughed but ignored their comments for the rest of the walk.
How many cups of coffee did you two have on the train ride home? Jesus, you’ve gone mad,” I said. “First, school is good. Second, Declan goes to school with Nora and Eoghan and we talked for like a second. Third, what is hurling? And fourth, he’s kind of cute. ” I said laughing and falling into my pillow. Aisling was coyly grinning at me but strangely Grainne had a straight face. ” I asked her. ” she asked as if I should be ashamed of myself. ” “Oh, so the wooden stick is used for hurling,” I said out loud remembering my confusion the other day.
Oh! Sorry! ” she asked. “James,” I said loudly. Apparently I said it much louder than I thought because I caught his attention. He gave me a little nod and I waved. He was standing with a group of guys who were all actually quite good looking. I started zoning out again as this one boy in particular caught my eye. Deirdre grabbed my arm as we started walking across the street but I couldn’t stop staring. I looked straight into his gorgeous blue eyes but it seemed as though it wasn’t my first time.