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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It is an amazing read and should be on the reading list of every middle school in the world!! Buy the selected items ewuer This item: This book was about a 14 year old girl named LaVaughn who lives in a small apartment with not a lot of money. Dec vifginia, Joy Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

LaVaughn notices an improvement in Jolly’s self-esteem around this time. No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. Jolly struggles to stay on top of her rent, keep the dishes from becoming a huge moldy pile of dishes, virginka Jilly from hollering all the time.

My Mom saw me washing them at the sink.

Wolff does an amazing job at realistically depicting the struggle of two people trying to make a life wokff for themselves. See all reviews. It asks deep questions about socio-economics, in ways that kids can grapple with them.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In conclusion, I would rate it 4 stars out of 5.

I’m anxious to see what my granddaughter has to say about it after she reads it this summer. Seventeen years old, living wolfr poverty, surrounded by hopelessness, their mother Jolly simply cannot get a grip on how to survive and look beyond day – day living.

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With two kids hanging in the balance, they need to make the best out of life — and they can only do it for themselves and each other. Quote me on that and I will swear an oath on a stack of Bibles that you’re lying.

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Nov 16, Sara rated it it was amazing. An award-winning novel about growing up and making choices Virginia Euwer Wolff’s groundbreaking novel, written in free verse, tells the story of fourteen-year-old LaVaughn, who is determined to go to college–she just needs the money to get there. Oct 26, Aolff rated it really liked it.

A few weeks later, Jolly comes home and announces that she was fired. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Poetry slams and hip hop have since become youth’s mainstream. It’s a novel told in a free verse style, and I wondered if that would bother me.

Make Lemonade 4 5 Apr 30, T In the book Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff, the author uses unique and subtle motifs to show the pemonade that people face when they are put through the hardships of poverty but must persevere to break out of it. For example, I would introduce this book to a girl orphan and maybe she could relate to the characters.

But in order to keep her job, Jolly needs a babysitter.

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When she answers a babysitting ad, LaVaughn meets Jolly, ewer seventeen-year-old single mother with two kids by different fathers.

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.

It gives a lot of messages just being a nice person in general because LaVaughn babysits for free after Jolly, the mother of the kids she babysits gets fired. This is one of my favorite parts because her mom is doing the right thing and helping Jolly.