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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She lives in Oregon. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I liked Make Lemonade because it showed much about what life is worth fighting for and it gave me hope. I did write an adult novel. I read the book with my grand daughter and it made it easy to talk about issues I would otherwise wait to even breach with her.

What does this strongly imply I am about to do? But it’s also, in a weird masochistic way, the best feeling of all, because there is one fewer roadblock in someone else’s path through life because you, O Savior Complex Haver, gave in and did what your warped sense of self insists is right.

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. To ask other readers questions about Make Lemonadeplease sign up. This book jerked me out of my comfort zone, but it did not sweep me away to a better place like the plot-driven escapist books I enjoy reading. It’s also about self-empowerment and sifting through what is right and wrong even when other people chose pity or disgust instead of sympathy, instead of trying to see the answers to the problems.


Jolly is a teenage mother of two, who lives in a dumpy and filthy apartment and works afternoons at the nearest factory. Jolly turns out to be a 17 year old mother with two children.

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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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’m anxious to see what my granddaughter vkrginia to say about it after she reads it this summer. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. She takes the number and applies for the job.

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Around the Year i Jolly knows she can’t cope with Jilly and Jeremy all by herself. Retrieved 12 April In other words, if you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. What an incredible book!!!! Loved this book so much! So she posts a virginiia on the school bulletin board: Feb 20, Cyndi rated it it was amazing.

When Wolff was asked why she writes for kids and not grown-ups, She responded, “Because I don’t think I have a handle oemonade how to write for grown-ups. Finally, after talking to the school employees herself, Jolly reluctantly joins the program.

It was sad how Jolly explained to her what difficulties she goes trough everyday. I am impressed by the genuineness of all the various lovings going on through the book. Make Lemonade, by Virginia Euwer Wolff. Customers who bought this item also bought. Jolly is struggling and the LaVaughn is helping her out by babysitting. Lists with This Book. But she also gets something big in return, something not always virgginia at the moment, ekwer often not until a lot of life has passed beneath one’s eyes.


She raised a son and daughter before going back to teaching high school English. It’s like being a parent! Others may think that 17 year olds shouldn’t have kids and a house so they might not want teens to read it. Nov 19, Bricks rated it it was ok Shelves: Jan 25, Anne Ryan rated it really liked it.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I enjoy that voice. I wonder what happen to Jolly’s folks? Apr 09, Maggie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rant and invectivize and holler, right? Wolff showed lemonase hell of life, and its ironic beauty that only people who love to live could see. If I pour all their blood they firginia into a pool, would it overspill? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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 euweg.