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Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Make Lemonade (edition 2000)

by Virginia Euwer Wolff

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Title:Make Lemonade
Authors:Virginia Euwer Wolff
Info:Books On Tape (2000), Audio CD
Tags:lemonade, poverty, struggle, love, children, care, family, faith, education
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Jolly is a 17-year-old single mom with two toddlers, Jilly and Jermey. She gains a job, finally, and needs any money she can get. Jolly is desperate for a babysitter to look after the kids while she is at work. Jolly posts on the community bulletin board that she is in need for someone. La Vaughn, a 14-year-old, is the only one that responds. She is hoping to gain money to get out of poverty she is currently living in and to go to college. La Vaugh would like to get an education and eventually a career. She gets the job and watches Jilly and Jeremy. La Vaughn describes the place Jolly, Jilly, and Jeremy live in as disgusing and unsanitary. Despite all the problems, she sees that Jolly truly cares for the children. La Vaughn develops close relationships with Jolly and Jeremy; she teaches them skills, cleans them, and love them. Jolly loses he job and is left with nothing. La Vaughn wants to continue to be with the kids because she loves them, but Jolly does not have the money to afford her. The book has deep meanings and messages. It is a depressing book overall. The text is easy to comprehend. The format is in sections based on different events. The story is narrated by La Vaughn. The novel gives you a taste of what different lifestyles are like. Jolly and the kids live in a dump and have little money to pay for basic supplies. The book is relatable to what occurs everyday to some people. It is well-written and the vacabulary is easy. The format helps the book flow and move along faster. I recommend the book to ages 13 and up due to some scenes that contain violence. ( )
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