All these song texts are in an easy-to-read three-line format; Line 1: the original language text; Line 2: a vertically accurate word-by-word translation into English, using the exact word order of the original language; Line 3: a poetic reconstruction of Line 2 into a more poetically understandable English form.
This format differs from purely poetic or singing translations by giving the user an exact, accurate knowledge of each word as it is understood by a native language singer.
Cloth edition published in 1991. Available in paperback in 2001.
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She’s his best friend’s little sister. He’s the biggest player of them all.
They shouldn’t be together. But this summer’s just too tempting.
Sixteen-year-old Emilia Moretti’s goal for the summer is simple: forget her brother’s best friend—Nick Grawsky—ever existed. It should be easy: He’s spending his summer in the Hamptons, adding girls in tiny bikinis to his list of broken hearts. Guarantee he won’t be telling them they’re like his little sisters. This summer, Emilia won’t stay awake at night thinking about him. She’ll need flawless ballet movements to have a shot at next year’s showcase, and she’s finally ready to search for her birth parents. But when Nick decides to stay in the city, Emilia’s resolve disappears in a pirouette. Maybe it’s the spin they needed to be together. As long as she doesn’t get stuck believing in happily ever after…
Nick is tired of pretending to be the happy, let’s-have-fun guy. His father wants him to change his career from professional dancer to…lawyer. He needs to put all of his focus on dancing to prove to Daddy Dearest he’s good enough to make it big. And he may have a case of the bluest balls in history courtesy of Emilia. She’s off-limits: The bro code with Roberto even forbids the dirty thoughts he has about her. Besides, he’s not boyfriend material. He only has time for flings, for girls who don’t expect much, for girls he doesn’t want to kiss goodnight. He knows he should resist her, but he’s not sure he wants to…
At least for this summer.
It’s going to be a summer like no other.
Il enchaîne les conquêtes. Elle est la sœur de son meilleur ami.
Ils ne devraient pas être ensemble. Mais cet été, la tentation est trop forte.
Cet été, Emilia Moretti, 16 ans, n’a qu’un objectif : oublier jusqu’à l’existence de Nick Grawsky, le meilleur ami de son frère. Cela devrait être facile : il passe les vacances dans les Hamptons, à briser le cœur de toutes filles à la ronde. Emilia a décidé de ne plus passer de nuits blanches à penser à lui. Car si elle veut décrocher un rôle dans le ballet de l’an prochain, elle doit s’entraîner à fond pour atteindre la perfection dans chaque mouvement. Et elle se sent enfin prête à rechercher ses parents biologiques. Mais quand Nick décide de rester à New York pour l’été, les bonnes résolutions d’Emilia s’évanouissent en un clin d’œil. Peut-être est-ce le destin qui les pousse l’un vers l’autre. Mais il ne faudrait pas qu’elle se fasse trop d’illusions sur le devenir de leur relation…
Nick, de son côté, n’est pas aussi heureux et insouciant qu’il en a l’air. Son père veut qu’il arrête la danse classique pour devenir… avocat. Nick décide alors de tout donner pour lui prouver qu’il est capable de réussir. Mais comment se concentrer en croisant tous les jours Emilia ? Avec elle, il perd tous ses moyens. Il faut dire qu’elle est intouchable : par respect pour Roberto, il ne devrait même pas s’autoriser les pensées lubriques qu’il a sur elle. De toute façon, il n’est pas fait pour les relations sérieuses. Il n’a pas de temps pour autre chose que des histoires d’un soir, des filles qui n’attendent rien de lui, des filles auxquelles il ne s’attachera jamais. Il sait qu’il devrait résister à la tentation, mais il n’est pas sûr d’en avoir envie…
Juste le temps d’un été.
Un été pas comme les autres.
—Robin Morgan, Ms..
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