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 find it interesting that Wolff knew instinctively that this style of writing which didn’t even have a name at the time would be the perfect format to address bright but struggling maje.

Make Lemonade Book Review LaVaughn is an ambitious girl with high hopes and dreams of going to college.

I strongly recommend it!!! I liked Make Lemonade because it showed much about what life is worth fighting for and it gave me hope. Oct 30, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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 place she worked in she still kept working.

Jolly is a teenage mother of two, who lives in a dumpy and filthy apartment and works afternoons at the nearest factory. As i read this book i realized that maoe must never give up. Jolly tries unsuccessfully to get a new job, and rejects LaVaughn’s bj that she go back to school so that she can get better jobs, for fear that her children might get taken away from her.


Retrieved 20 March Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. When Jolly gets fired, LaVaughn babysits for free during Jolly’s job search. An Essential Coursebook, 3rd ed. Make Lemonade generated starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and received several awards. Feb 28, Raghav rated it really liked it Shelves: Die Sprache ist nicht sehr kompliziert! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 08, Joy H. LaVaughn is able to see this in Jolly and benefit from this.

It was hard for her because she had to babysit 2 little kids and keep up with her study’s.

We see her change and develop as she comes to love and care for not just Jolly’s children, but Jolly herself. It asks deep questions about socio-economics, in ways that kids can grapple with them. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Later at her house, she asks her mom if she can take the job.

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Showing of reviews. That was when Jolly did everything she could to save her baby, Jillie. It is rich in character development, spot on in the harsh reality of the consequences of teen aged pregnancy when there is little or no support base, poetic in words and heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time!

LaVaughn becomes stuck inside Jolly’s problems with–trying to help her sift This is in poetic prose form all the way through.

The boss fired her for the act. It gripped my heart at the end, there. Virginia Euwer Wolff is an accomplished violinist and former elementary school and high school English teacher.

Make Lemonade is a verse novel for young adults, written by Virginia Euwer Wolff and originally published in by Henry Holt and Company. She studies hard in school, gets good grades, and does her best to earn money for college. I will be recommending this tomorrow in class. How much help can she be? The grown-up publishing world is so fraught with one-upsmanship, scorn and snobbery. Feb 20, Cyndi rated it it was amazing.


This book may not have the perfect smell of peaches and cream, but its tangy and homely scent is sure to attract readers as bees are to honey. Thank goodness it went out of viryinia. Read more Read less. That’s a lot of blood. Her mother tries her best to care for LaVaughn and teaches her lots of life lessons to let her know about life. Wolff does an amazing job at realistically depicting the struggle of two people trying to make a life better for themselves.

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Lavaughn decides Jolly needs help and does all that she can to virginiw Jolly recognize and achieve a better life. And that both sucks and blows. Jan 25, Anne Ryan rated it really liked it. It’s a good story. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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.