February 1965. Lili has left Tunisia. She lives in Paris with her mother and two brothers, on rue de la Goutte d’or. Admitted to the Lycée Jules Ferry in the sixth form, she’s trying to understand France. Why do French girls like Irène and Laetitia keep diaries? Is it true that the French eat frogs and snails? And toads? Why do we have to sing “Ils vont les petits canards” in the choir? Will Irène, who wears tasselled socks, invite her to her party? Lili invents extraordinary stories to get closer to Irène and Laetitia. It will cost her dearly. Fortunately, there’s Luisa.