Henry Holt & Company, Paperback, 9780805080704, 200pp.
Publication Date: May 2, 2006
An award-winning novel about growing up and making choices
Viginia Euwer Wolff's groundbreaking novel, written in free verse, tells the story of fourteen-year-old LaVaughn, who is determined to go to college she just needs the money to get there. When she answers a babysitting ad, LaVaughn meets Jolly, a seventeen-year-old single mother with two kids by different fathers. As she helps Jolly make lemonade out of the lemons her life has given her, LaVaughn learns some lessons outside the classroom.
* "Radiant with hope."--Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"Powerfully moving."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer