Poetry is everywhere, as Wolff (The Mozart Season) proves by fashioning her novel with meltingly lyric blank verse in the voice of an inner-city year-old. Here is a mature story of a poor adolescent girl’s concern for a peer whose life challenges are more taxing than her own. National Book Award winner Virginia Euwer Wolff completes her award-winning Make Lemonade hn has struggled to get out of the projects and.

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A This book is about how a mom Jolly who’s seventeen and has two kids, is helped by thirteen-year-old LaVaughn, and she turns out to be one of the most important assets in Jolly’s life. She did CPR and mouth-to-mouth all the way untill the ambulance came. Lemoonade 09, Maggie rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 3 comments.

Other books in the series. She was almost fifty years old when she started writing children books.

Make Lemonade 3 books. She uses the motif of lemons and lemonade throughout the entire story to show that 1 while somebody may have handed you a lemon without you realizing it at the beginning, you can still turn it into lemonade, and 2 even if you have to wait months and months for the lemon seeds to bloom, they will bloom. Ellie That quote is found on page I find it interesting that Wolff knew instinctively that this style of writing virginis didn’t even have a name at the time would be the perfect format to address bright but struggling readers.

I vigrinia like how some pages were run ons of what happened in the story before but other then that I really liked it. La Vaughn’s in for a long long haul.


No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. Poetry slams and hip hop have sin I haven’t reviewed any YA on GR yet, not because I’ve not read any, but there’s so much YA that covers all the same territory i. Jun 11, Bri rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Soon afterwards, LaVaughn brings in new lemon seeds, because the second round of seeds did not woldf either.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Horn Book Magazine. Jolly is the year-old mother of Jeremy and Jilly. The story tells about daily life, and offers little originality in the topic matter, but it still manages to be really interesting.

No one replies but Verna LaVaughn, who’s only fourteen. This represents the kids because you can tell in the book that the kids are in poverty and do not have the lavish life which is represented by the lemon tree that Jeremy wants. Bought Make Lemonade for my granddaughter’s summer reading, and thought I’d sneak a peek myself. Oct 31, Ashley Brocious rated it it was amazing Shelves: While a nice enough story about resilience, Make Lemonade confirmed that I just don’t “get” the whole novel in free verse phenomenon.

Mar 10, Jami rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a wonderful introduction to issues in real life.

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Her only real fault and it is not vlrginia is a tendency to judge others. And that both sucks and blows. She believed that she had a better way to earn money other then babysitting but she stuck to the job as much she hated the plac As i read this book i realized that one must never give up. One afternoon, LaVaughn and Jolly are both watching the kids when Jilly chokes on a toy.


Pages with related products. Jolly’s school program notes Jolly’s problems with time management, however, and LaVaughn returns to babysit for Jolly again for an hour every day, like before. Marcelo In The Real World.

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Now, I am still adjusting to the American way of education, but I am extremely thankful for my present situation. As a rule, a safe bet. Wolff helps to solidify the fact that your life does not have to perfect in order to life.

When some people work for the money they want to use for something important for them they try the best to get that amount of money they need for it. Views Read Edit View history.

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I would recommend this book to people who are currently in unfortunate positions. The events that LaVaughn narrates remind me of my many attempts to save others. Ewuer is bright, hardworking and is determined to make a better life for herself.

And I thought of all the blood. This book was about a teenage girl named LaVaughn who just wanted to have a job to save money for college.