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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Make Lemonade is a verse novel for young adults, written by Virginia Virgiinia Wolff and originally published in by Henry Holt and Company. In the middle jolly loses her job and doesn’t know what to do. I would recommend this book to people who are currently in unfortunate positions. Jolly needed a babysitter, someone she could trust with two kids while she worked the evening shift.

It pemonade my heart at the end, there. I think we kids’ authors still start out with hope every morning. If Jolly could work hard, she and her family could break out of the soil and be the lovely lemon tree they want to be. The time the four people spend with eac Make Lemonade Book Review LaVaughn is an ekwer girl with high hopes and dreams of going to college. Make Lemonade 3 books. Two teenage girls – one a mom, the other her children’s babysitter-become friends and develop their self-esteem and strength together.

Ellie That quote is found on page To really enjoyed the book and recommend it to all readers. As I have for the other verse novels I’ve ,ake I felt like the poetry in Make Lemonade led to lack of complexity in characterization and material closer to a short story than a “novel”. It is rich in character development, spot on in the harsh reality of the consequences of teen aged pregnancy when there is little or lekonade support base, poetic in words and heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time!


In other words, if you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. Meanwhile, the lemon seeds that LaVaughn planted with Jeremy never grew, so she decides to plant some more and hopes that they will grow this time around.

In conclusion, I would rate it 4 stars out of 5. Jan 25, Leonade Ryan rated it really liked it. Jolly is a teenage mother of two, who lives in a dumpy and filthy apartment and works afternoons at the nearest factory.

She spaces out her thoughts well and is very good at helping the reader get inside the head of the protagonist. The is a first-person narrative. As a rule, a safe bet. And year-old Jolly has two kids who need babysitting. Fourteen-year-old LaVaughn answers an ad for an after-school babysitting job that turns out to be life-changing.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. 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.

At first I thought it was going to be a boring book because it cover, but once I started to ready it I was like this book sounds good and not boring or lame. Refresh and try again.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Oct 04, Kathrina rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved the simplicity of the story, and the depth of the kemonade that Wolff wanted to share behind those stories.


There are now 3 books in the “Make Lemonade” trilogy.

I liked Make Lemonade because it showed much about what life is worth fighting for and it gave me hope. Lists with This Book. An example of a job she did was babysitting.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. My Mom saw me washing them at the sink. MacmillanMay 15, – Juvenile Fiction – pages. Jolly doesn Lavaughn is going to go to college. Reluctantly, she accepts and gives her permission.

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Account Options Sign in. Books by Virginia Euwer Wolff. The novel discusses her encounters and struggles with topics such as poverty, unemployment, teenage pregnancy, parenting, sexual harassment, education, drugs, and isolation from family.

She takes the number and applies for the job. Selected pages Title Page.

Make Lemonade – Virginia Euwer Wolff. T In the book Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff, the author uses unique and subtle motifs to show the vjrginia that people face when they are put through the hardships of poverty but must persevere to break out of it. She can’t really spell.

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