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! It IS being a parent. I will be recommending this tomorrow in class. LaVaughn’s first person voice is poignantly like that of other young women I’ve known as they grew up, and makes me mist over a little bit. She was almost fifty years old when she started writing children books.

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In an attempt to get some money, Jolly decides that she will write a letter to a billionaire who sometimes helps people who write to him.

Rant and invectivize and holler, right? Two teenage girls – one a mom, the other her children’s babysitter-become friends and develop their self-esteem and strength together. Virginiaa Read Edit View history. This book is about womanhood and motherhood.

She gets to know in her heart that at least a few people had one less rock to carry, one more reason to smile, one small moment of being, if not feeling, cared about and for, because she lifted, carried, cared, smiled. That’s a lot of blood. I soon realized, though, that the verse style made the story more powerful.

This book was good but I wish that there was more interesting parts the most interesting thing was at the end. Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Lemobade. I rated this book a 4 on good reads but if there was make lemonade by virginia euwer wolff stars i would rate it a 4.


Make Lemonade (Make Lemonade, #1) by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Jolly struggles to stay on top of her rent, lemonadee the dishes from becoming a huge moldy pile of dishes, stop Jilly from hollering all the time. View all 3 comments. Nov 19, Bricks rated it it was ok Shelves: She does a great job showing specific detail that makes you get a picture in your head of what the character is seeing. As a rule, a safe bet.

Make Lemonade – Virginia Euwer Wolff – Google Books

Oct 31, Ashley Brocious rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. When Wolff was asked why she writes for kids and not grown-ups, She responded, “Because I don’t think I have make lemonade by virginia euwer wolff handle on how to write for grown-ups.

I would recommend this book to people who are currently in unfortunate positions. But reading it now a second time, I found it very beautiful. I think that is truly showing love for her baby, even though she’s only seventeen. The time the four people spend with each other is not always full of happiness but they bond with one another and soon come to love each other like family.


Make Lemonade

LaVaghn notices a flyer for a babysitting job for two kids, Jeremy and Jilly. Sep 26, Linda Lipko rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 09, Maggie rated it it was amazing Shelves: White knight, in more ways than one, rides in and saves the day Paperbackpages.

It gripped maie heart at the end, there.

The trilogy is unified by its protagonist LaVaughn, a fourteen-year-old girl who recounts her experiences and perspective from third-person point of view. Jolly is a teenage mother of two, who lives in a dumpy and filthy apartment and works afternoons at the nearest factory. 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. Retrieved from ” https: No eBook available Macmillan Amazon.

Come hear her tell about it. One babysits the other’s two young babies, to make money for college.