Make Lemonade

æ Make Lemonade ✓ Virginia Euwer Wolff æ Make Lemonade ✓ Virginia Euwer Wolff - Make Lemonade, Make Lemonade An award winning novel about growing up and making choicesVirginia Euwer Wolff s groundbreaking novel written in free verse tells the story of fourteen year old LaVaughn who is determined to go to

  • Title: Make Lemonade
  • Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • ISBN: 9780805080704
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback

æ Make Lemonade ✓ Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade An award winning novel about growing up and making choicesVirginia 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 When she answers a babysitting ad LaVaughn meets Jolly a seventeen year old single mother with two kids by different fathers An award winn

Make Lemonade

æ Make Lemonade ✓ Virginia Euwer Wolff æ Make Lemonade ✓ Virginia Euwer Wolff - Make Lemonade, Make Lemonade An award winning novel about growing up and making choicesVirginia Euwer Wolff s groundbreaking novel written in free verse tells the story of fourteen year old LaVaughn who is determined to go to Make Lemonade

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  1. Rating 4 of fiveThe Book Description 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 When she answers a babysitting ad, LaVaughn meets Jolly, a seventeen year old single mother with two kids by different fathers As she helps Jolly make lemonade out of the lemons her life has given her, LaVaughn learns some lessons outside the classroom With two kids hanging [...]


  2. This was a very powerful book for me It s a novel told in a free verse style, and I wondered if that would bother me I soon realized, though, that the verse style made the story powerful Even though it reads very easily as a novel, it allowed the author to place subtle emphasis on certain words and phrases I loved it Make Lemonade is the story of 14 year old LaVaughn who befriends Jolly, 17 year old mother of two, when she answers Jolly s ad for a babysitter It s easy for her to judge Jolly and [...]


  3. This is one of the best YA books I have ever read It tells the story of a young girl in the poorer neighborhoods in NYC who answers an ad to babysit for two young children The mother is only 17 The characters in this book are courageous and well developed It is an amazing read and should be on the reading list of every middle school in the world


  4. Wow This book has been sitting on the bookshelf in my classroom for 8 years, but I only now had the pleasure of reading it I loved it It has symbolism, poetic format, imagery, philosophical political issues regarding teenage moms and welfare, and two emotionally strong, female protagonists Two teenage girls one a mom, the other her children s babysitter become friends and develop their self esteem and strength together It gripped my heart at the end, there Phew Wasn t prepared for those tears at [...]


  5. Fourteen year old LaVaughn answers an ad for an after school babysitting job that turns out to be life changing She cares for the two young children of 17 year old Jolly, who works second shift at a factory and whose life is a mess When Jolly gets fired, LaVaughn babysits for free during Jolly s job search 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 li [...]


  6. I counted 17 ladies and girls on the bus And I thought of all the blood That s a lot of blood You know I love that because that s what I think every time I see a group of girls I think of how much blood they bleed and how much there s to come If I pour all their blood they bleed into a pool, would it overspill Do they smell their blood after they catch their blood I wouldn t have thought this woman pictured it like me.It s good to write things people think but don t ever say It s good.


  7. While a nice enough story about resilience, Make Lemonade confirmed that I just don t get the whole novel in free verse phenomenon Sometimes limits, such as the compressed length of a short story, or the structured poetry of Shakespeare s plays lead to increased creativity on the part of the author As I have for the other verse novels I ve read 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.


  8. I love this Another one from my YA Lit class It s a highly accessible story about two teenage girls growing up in a rough neighborhood One babysits the other s two young babies, to make money for college It s written in the style of urban poetry The story tells about daily life, and offers little originality in the topic matter, but it still manages to be really interesting It asks deep questions about socio economics, in ways that kids can grapple with them.


  9. 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 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 This book was very serious, and I m not the serious type, but I have to say, this book was great It s very focused on the topic that the book is about A lot o [...]



  10. Make Lemonade Book Review LaVaughn is an ambitious girl with high hopes and dreams of going to college She studies hard in school, gets good grades, and does her best to earn money for college However, LaVaughn ends up babysitting Jolly s two kids, and Jolly is a single mom who is 17 years old, struggling fiercely with life LaVaughn is determined to show Jolly and her kids that life isn t always sour and that a world full of sweet delights still exists The time the four people spend with each ot [...]


  11. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade LaVaughn needed a part time job, something she could do after school to help earn money for college Jolly needed a babysitter, someone she could trust with two kids while she worked the evening shift.It didn t matter that LaVaughn was fourteen, only three years younger than Jolly It didn t matter that Jolly didn t have a husband or a mom and dad , because LaVaughn gives Jolly and her two babies love and understanding than should be possible for a fourte [...]


  12. What an incredible book 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 Needing a job to save for college, 14 year old LaVaughn accepts the position of babysitter for two children Seventeen years old, living in poverty, surrounded by hopelessness, their mother Jolly simply cannot get a grip on how to survive and look beyond day [...]


  13. 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.e dysfunction in much the same way In other words, if you ve read one, you ve read them all This book s style was fresh when published in 1993, and YA free verse writing was quickly published from other writers, evidenced by Karen Hesse winning the Newbery four years later with Out of the Dust Eminem s first CD came out in 1996 Poetry slams and hip hop have since become [...]


  14. This book, _Make Lemonade_ was described in a BookPage review as a journey of discovering how to turn life s lemons into lemonade.There are now 3 books in the Make Lemonade trilogy The sequel to _Make Lemonade_ is _True Believer_ The third book is _This Full House_.The is a first person narrative I enjoy that voice.The books are written in free verse poetry which the author describes as prose in funny shaped lines BookPage review, March 2009.




  15. I like this book, I know lots of people who do not try to go to college, it s a good book This book is good because you will learn why it s important to some people to go to college.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 I m one of the people who like to pick books by its cover I did like this book, I give it 4 stars because I think it will make people enjoy it I feel like it s g [...]


  16. I liked the book Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwef Wolff because it s about a girl close to my age First of all, Jolly needed a baby sitter because she had work A girl Lavaughn offered to watch her kids In the middle jolly loses her job and doesn t know what to do Lavaughn helps with the kids still, and jolly has to go to school to get a better job and support her kids I liked it when Lavaughn tells her mom, Jollys fired that means I ve got no babysitting money Wolf.60 her mom feels bad for jolly [...]


  17. I like LaVaughn I like the way she tries to figure out the world, if she s taking advantage of Jolly or if Jolly is taking advantage of her I like the way these two girls, only three years apart, have such vastly different lives and they way they re brought together I like that there isn t anything too trite like a scene where LaVaughn just gives in an cleans Jolly s apartment for her which is what I might have done I enjoyed the sequel, True Believer, even I think the poetic style comes throug [...]


  18. Deutsch unten Obwohl die Geschichte nicht so ist, wie ich sie mir gew nscht hatte, konnte ich aus der viel lernen.Sie hat bei mir einen Motivationsschub ausgel st.Ich empfehle sie einfach weiter Die Sprache ist nicht sehr kompliziert



  19. 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 For example, on page 92, it says I picked up the lemon seeds My Mom saw me washing them at the sink This symbol is shown again on page 143 I feel guilty about the lemon tree Jeremy doesn t have Further, on page 37, LaVaughn says, Some people make a bad bed They just have to lie [...]


  20. This is in poetic prose form all the way through LaVaughn accepts a babysitting job with Jolly because she wants to earn money for college Jolly turns out to be a 17 year old mother with two children Jolly struggles to stay on top of her rent, keep the dishes from becoming a huge moldy pile of dishes, stop Jilly from hollering all the time She is constantly fighting rent bills and constantly buying Jeremy new shoes LaVaughn becomes stuck inside Jolly s problems with trying to help her sift throu [...]


  21. For my fourth quarter reading book, I read Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff This book was about a 14 year old girl named LaVaughn who lives in a small apartment with not a lot of money Her mother tries her best to care for LaVaughn and teaches her lots of life lessons to let her know about life LaVaughn s goal is to go to college and get a good education So she gets a life changing job and shows her mom that she can work for what she wants She s very inspiring I really like the author s sty [...]


  22. Lavaughn is going to go to college That s her goal, it s always been her goal and she knows she s going to get there But college is expensive and Lavaughn needs money Thus, Lavaughn s introduction to Jolly Jolly is a teenage mother of two, who lives in a dumpy and filthy apartment and works afternoons at the nearest factory But in order to keep her job, Jolly needs a babysitter Lavaughn answers Jolly s advertisement and is thrown into the middle of Jolly s hard and lonely life Jolly doesn t have [...]


  23. As i read this book i realized that one must never give up One must reach out for there dreams goals In this book the main character La Vaughn whos a younf teenage girl whos 14 years old is saving up money to pay for her collage She got the money by working, she did anything possible to recieve that money she needed An example of a job she did was babysitting 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 worke [...]


  24. A charming and uplifting novel At first, I was a little put off by the style free verse in which it is written, but I would say that it grew on me by the end The main character, La Vaughn, really resonated with me, and I found myself by the end of the novel rooting for her wholeheartedly in her determination to escape her poverty stricken neighborhood and earn a college degree This novel is also all about judgment, and the way we tend to look at others without truly seeing them Euwer Wolff s sen [...]


  25. When I read the synopsis of this book, I thought the narrator of the book would be the single mother of two kids However, it is the voice of the 13 year old baby sitter that takes center stage in this book The book does a great job of portraying how debilitating fear and poverty can be The baby sitter becomes an unlikely heroine as she struggles to care for her charges and encourage their mother to take advantage of programs that might help put her on a better path It s a quick read and the char [...]


  26. Who knew I would love a book told in verse But to be fair, it s not rhyming and there are manageable paragraphs Wolff tells the story of Jolly, a seventeen year old with two kids, and LaVaughn, a fourteen year old who has her sights set on college LaVaughn works for Jolly as a babysitter to earn money for college money that, ironically, will keep her from becoming like Jolly LaVaughn debates this ethical dilemma, and when Jolly loses her job, LaVaughn invites Jolly to come to school This book ha [...]


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