She doesn’t have much of a job. Andrea Here are the 2 sequels: The time the four people spend with eac Make Lemonade Book Review LaVaughn is an ambitious girl with high hopes and dreams of going to college. She believed that she had a better way to earn money other then babysitting but she stuck to the job as much she hated the place she worked in she still kept working. White knight, in more ways than one, rides in and saves the day Make Lemonade – Virginia Euwer Wolff. As i read this book i realized that one must never give up.

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As I have for the other verse novels I’ve read I felt like the poetry in Make Lemonade led to lack of complexity in characterization and material closer to a short story than a “novel”. LaVaughn thinks that it is a crazy idea, but helps Jolly write the letter. I would recommend this book to people who are currently in unfortunate positions.

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.

Common terms and phrases ain’t Annie arms ask Jolly baby babysitting Balloon Balloon Balloon Barbara billionaire breathing chicken pox cockroach comes counselor Day Care diapers dirt face feet fingers floor folks girl give go back goes gonna gonna learn Hacky sack hair hand head hear Hershey’s Kisses hollering homework Jell-O Jeremy and Jilly Jeremy looks Jeremy’s Jolly looks Jolly says Jolly wants Jolly’s keep kitchen knew lady laughed LaVaughn legs lemon seeds listen little kid make lemonade by virginia euwer wolff mess Minnie Mouse Mom’s Moms mother mouth never nose okay orange pick picture potty Program pull remember rototilled says Jolly screaming shoes shoulder sitting smell sofa sposed stares Steam Class talk teacher tell her Yes tell Jolly there’s things throwup toilet told towel turns Vaseline voice walk watch Welfare what’s whole word Yeah Zimbabwe.


There was one part of Make Euwdr that really cuaght make lemonade by virginia euwer wolff eye. Nov 16, Sara rated it it was amazing. Sometimes limits, such as the compressed length of a short story, or the structured poetry of Shakespeare’s plays lead to increased creativity on the part of the author. We see her change and develop as she comes to love and care for not just Jolly’s children, but Jolly herself.

About Virginia Euwer Wolff. I loved the simplicity dolff the story, and the depth of the message that Wolff wanted to share behind those stories. Fourteen-year-old LaVaughn answers an ad for an after-school babysitting job that turns out to be life-changing. I soon birginia, though, that the verse style made the story more powerful. Meanwhile, the lemon seeds that LaVaughn planted with Jeremy never grew, so she decides to plant some more and hopes that they will grow this time around.

Make Lemonade – Virginia Euwer Wolff – Google Books

We honor our audience. Others may think that 17 year olds shouldn’t have kids and a house so they might not want teens to read it. Nov 18, Christine Kim rated it really liked it. They just have to lie in it.

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. Jolly is struggling and the LaVaughn is helping her out by babysitting. Virginia Euwer Wolff is an accomplished violinist and former elementary school and high school English teacher.


Third read, great every time! A few weeks later, Jolly comes home and announces that she was fired. Ny i read this book i realized that one must never give up.

It is the first time i’ve read of such a style. Jilly is taken to the hospital. Now, I am still adjusting to the American way of education, but I am extremely thankful for my present situation.

Make Lemonade

This book was about a 14 year old girl named LaVaughn who lives in a small apartment with not a lot of money. Return to Book Page. The mother is only It IS being a vigrinia.

To view it, click here. This book’s style was fresh when published inand YA free verse writing was quickly published from other writers, evidenced by Karen Hesse winning the Newbery four years later with “Out of the Dust. Virginia thought she might have one or two good books in her before the end but that was proven wrong.

She believed that she ewuer a better way to earn money other then babysitting but she stuck to the job as much she hated the place she worked in she still kept working.