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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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Andrea Here are the 2 sequels: View all 3 comments. English Choose a language for shopping. What an incredible book!!!! 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.

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I would recommend this book to teens because they can find a really good connection with the main character. Do they smell their blood after they catch their blood? Come hear her tell about it. She lives in Oregon. Jun 11, Bri rated it really liked it Recommends it for: LaVaughn and Jeremy explain to LaVaughn’s mom what happened, and she begrudgingly praises Jolly for the first time. She got the money by working, she did anything possible to recieve that money she needed.

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We see her change and develop as she comes to love and care for not just Jolly’s children, but Jolly herself. 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. Her only real fault and it is not endearing is a tendency to judge others.


Wasn’t prepared for those tears at all. Jolly’s school program notes Jolly’s problems with time management, however, and LaVaughn returns to babysit for Jolly again for an hour every day, like before.

That was when Jolly did everything she could to save her baby, Jillie. But in order to keep her job, Jolly needs a babysitter. In other words, if you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. Needing a job to save for college, 14 year old LaVaughn accepts the position of babysitter for two children. Virginia Euwer Wolff uses another motif of symbolism. It asks deep questions about socio-economics, in ways that kids can grapple with them.

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. My favorite part of the book is when La Vaughn helps Jolly the mother of the 2 kids she babysitts to go back to school. This book was very serious, and I’m not the serious type, but I have to say, this book was great.

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Written in sixty-six chapters with text lines that break at natural speaking phrases, this is a startling novel by an extraordinary writer. So she gets a life changing job and shows her mom that she can work for what she wants. Her rent isn’t paid, there is little food, and her children need clothing.

Feb 20, Cyndi rated it it was amazing. 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 – day living. Retrieved 19 March An Essential Coursebook, 3rd ed. They just have to lie in it. While the story, as seen through LaVaughn’s eyes, appears to be about Jolly and her transition into a person who “takes hold,” the underlying story is all about LaVaughn.


But she also gets something big in return, something not always obvious at the moment, and often not makee a lot of life has passed beneath one’s eyes. Pages with related products. And in my opinion thats a very inspiring message to read about. I was overjoyed because I could finally see hope and hold on to it.

Or a struggling single mother who might read this book would definitely understand what Jolly went through. Loved this book so much!

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Other books in the series. She studies hard in school, gets good grades, and does her best to earn money for college. One afternoon, LaVaughn and Jolly are both watching the kids when Jilly chokes on a toy. We honor our audience. Learn more about Amazon Prime. There euwed a problem filtering lejonade right now. Reluctantly, she accepts and gives her permission. I think the poetic style c I like LaVaughn. Her mother tries her best to care for LaVaughn and teaches her lots of life lessons to let her know about life.

This is truly an amazing book!