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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I enjoy that voice. Read, highlight, and wo,ff notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I like the way these two girls, only three years apart, have such vastly different lives and they way they’re brought together. Reluctantly, she accepts and gives her permission.

This book was about a 14 year old girl named LaVaughn who lives in a small apartment with not a lot of money. That’s a lot of blood. Get to Know Us.

However, It’s that lemonace life and they can lmeonade what they want when they want. Die Sprache ist nicht sehr kompliziert! My favorite part of the book is when La Vaughn helps Jolly the mother of the 2 kids she babysitts to go back to school.

But, if this book wasn’t good, if it didn’t hit a nerve, if it didn’t resonate with both its targeted audience and those who get these books into wolft hands, I wouldn’t be writing this review now, twenty years later.

I am impressed by the genuineness of all the ehwer lovings going on through the book. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Third read, great every time! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Wolff showed the hell of life, and its ironic beauty that only people who love to live could see. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Oct 12, Janessa B. Quote me on that and I will swear an oath on a stack of Bibles that you’re lying.


It’s also about self-empowerment and sifting through what is right and wrong even when other people chose pity or disgust instead of sympathy, instead wolrf trying to see the answers to the problems.

The theme was relatable to the teenagers because some teenagers force more to the things that they want not like others who just asked money for the parents to buy something that I want. She believed that she had a better way to earn money other then babysitting but she stuck to the job lempnade much she hated the place she worked in she still kept working. Mxke doesn’t have much of a job.

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I look forward to Book 2 from this author.

Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade is the story of year-old LaVaughn who befriends Jolly, year-old mother of two, when she answers Jolly’s ad for a babysitter. Common terms and phrases ain’t Annie arms ask Jolly baby babysitting Balloon Balloon Balloon Barbara billionaire breathing chicken pox cockroach comes counselor Day Care diapers dirt face feet fingers floor folks girl give go back goes gonna gonna learn Hacky sack hair hand head hear Hershey’s Kisses hollering homework Jell-O Jeremy and Jilly Jeremy looks Jeremy’s Jolly looks Jolly says Jolly wants Jolly’s keep kitchen knew lady laughed LaVaughn legs lemon seeds listen little kid math mess Minnie Mouse Mom’s Moms mother mouth never nose okay orange pick picture potty Program pull remember rototilled says Jolly screaming shoes shoulder sitting smell sofa sposed stares Steam Class talk teacher tell her Yes tell Jolly there’s things throwup toilet told towel turns Vaseline voice walk watch Welfare what’s whole word Yeah Zimbabwe.


The book is beautiful to read with a poetic style that defies rules and expectations, and tells a provoking story that challenges the reader’s assumptions about poverty, teen pregnancy, and Fourteen-year-old LaVaughn answers an ad for an after-school babysitting job that turns out to be life-changing. 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.

Her rent isn’t paid, there is little food, and her children need clothing.

Lavaughn is stubborn and unrelenting but good hearted. I rated this book a 4 on good reads but if there was half stars i would rate it a 4. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. But college is expensive and Lavaughn needs money.

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