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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Oct 04, Kathrina rated it it was amazing Shelves: It didn’t matter that LaVaughn was fourteen, only three years younger than Jolly. Retrieved 8 April Open Preview See a Problem?

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This book kind of tells you about the things that Jolly went through, but it’s mostly talking about the life-changing events that went on in Jolly’s household. Together the two girls exist as a sort of family until Oct 26, Michelle rated it really liked it. In the book Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff, the author uses unique and subtle motifs to show the challenges that people face when they are put through the hardships of poverty but must persevere to break out of it.

This was what God had planned for me. 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 kids hands, I wouldn’t be writing this review now, twenty years later.


My Mom saw me washing them at the sink. I look forward to Book 2 from this author. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Read reviews that mention make lemonade wklff old virginia euwer euwer wolff high school money for college jeremy and jilly even though old girl girl named earn money babysitting job easy read lemonade by virginia free verse going to college gives you lemons teenage girl life gives save money.

Oct 30, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: In conclusion, I would rate it 4 stars out of 5. Rant and invectivize and holler, right? This is one of my favorite parts because her mom is doing the right thing and helping Jolly. Lemknade is constantly fighting rent bills and constantly buying Jeremy new shoes. Retrieved 19 March I know there’s some people that do not like to work hard like La Vaughn does. LaVaughn’s goal is to go to college and get a good education.

But college is expensive and Lavaughn needs money. LaVaughn has her mom come to help with Jolly, and her mom tells Jolly she needs to take hold of her life and criticizes Jolly.

Feb 28, Raghav rated it really liked it Shelves: Pages with related products. Finally, after talking to the school employees herself, Jolly reluctantly joins the program.

I think the poetic style c I like LaVaughn. Selected pages Title Page. Read more Read less. This is the story mxke motherhood we need to tell more often, I think. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Make Lemonade (Make Lemonade, #1) by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Fourteen-year-old LaVaughn answers an ad for an after-school babysitting job that turns out to be life-changing.


Make Lemonade — not always easy to confront what youth experience. It is like striving to live a good life, no matter how life tries hard lemonadr bring you down. She belived she had no other choice.

It was hard for her because she had to babysit 2 little kids and keep up with her study’s. Refresh and try again. The bad bed is symbol of the adversity of poverty that you are sleeping in. Seventeen years old, living in poverty, surrounded by hopelessness, their mother Jolly simply cannot get a grip on how to survive and look beyond What an incredible book!!!! Make Lemonade generated starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and received several awards.

LaVaughn becomes stuck inside Jolly’s problems with–trying to help her sift through the small daily events that come up that make life hard and sometimes ironically funny. However, then she meets Jolly, a girl not that much older than her who has 2 kids.

Let’s talk about that moment when Jeremy sat on the shoe bus, when he pushed the 9 by himself. Add both to Cart Add both to List. It’s written in the style of urban poetry. I loved this book.