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’s like being a parent! I will be recommending this tomorrow in class.
Oct 04, Kathrina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 19, Bricks rated it it was ok Shelves: Pages with related products. The book was dedicated “for young mothers”, which many people consider representative of the book’s content and central focus on Jolly, the teenaged mother of two children.
This book has been sitting on the bookshelf in my classroom for 8 years, but I only now had the pleasure of reading it. Feb 20, Cyndi rated it it was amazing. Selected pages Title Page. I did write an adult novel. Read more Read less. If Jolly could work hard, she and her family could break out of the soil and be the lovely lemon tree they want to be.
Feb 17, Sarah rated it it was ok Wloff A Raisin in the Sun. But reading it now a second time, I found it very beautiful. To ask other readers questions about Make Lemonadeplease sign up.
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She uses the motif of lemons and lemonade throughout the entire story to show that 1 while somebody may maek handed you a lemon without you realizing it at the beginning, you can still turn it into lemonade, and 2 even if you have to wait months and months for the lemon seeds to bloom, they will bloom.
Read this as part of my Teen Services class in grad school. The story tells about daily life, and offers little originality in the topic matter, but it still manages to be really interesting. This is a YA novel written in a teenaged girl’s voice in free verse. As i read this book i realized that one must never give up.
hy I’m anxious to see what my granddaughter has to say about it after she reads it this summer. I would recommend this book to teens because they can find a really good connection with the main character. However, It’s that person’s life and they can do what they want when they want. But in order to keep her job, Jolly needs a babysitter.
I enjoyed the sequel, True Believer, even more. It’s a novel told in a free verse style, and I wondered if that would bother me. 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. LaVaughn and Jeremy explain to LaVaughn’s mom what happened, and she begrudgingly praises Jolly for the first time.
See and discover other items: Apr 09, Maggie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Telescoped leminade and emotions, viscerally expressed themes; that’s what this genre does best, a 5 stars not just because it’s excellent 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.
Her father died when she was five years old and she admits her childhood was pretty messed up, but she held things together with her violin. She lives in Oregon. Ich empfehle sie einfach weiter!
This is the story of motherhood we need to tell more often, I think. Wplff didn’t matter that LaVaughn was fourteen, only three years younger than Jolly. She lives in Oregon.
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She raised a son and ejwer before going back to teaching high school English. The novel discusses her encounters and struggles with mwke such as poverty, dolff, teenage pregnancy, parenting, sexual harassment, education, drugs, and isolation from family.
And that both sucks and blows. Just a moment while we sign you in to makke Goodreads account. Jeremy tells a bus driver to get shoes. Together the two girls exist as a sort of family until Mar 10, Jami rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
And in my opinion thats a very inspiring message to read about. I really like the author’s style of writing, she does a great job connecting to the reader and showing the point of the view from LaVaughn, the main character. It’s a good story. Jolly has been handed some of the hardest lemons imaginable, but she is still able to find the humor in her life. Her mother tries her best to care for LaVaughn and teaches her lots of life lessons to let her know about life.
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