I think that Lemons is an amazing book. It is about a girl named Lemonade (yes, that is her real name) who lost her mother to cancer. Since Lemonade is still a kid, she has to go live with her grandfather, who she has never met before. She now has to get used to new people and a new environment, which she doesn’t like. All she can think about is how everything is different and how much she misses her mother. She also meets a boy named Tobin, who often comes over. He is obsessed with finding Bigfoot. Lemonade now has to learn to deal with her grief and accept her new life.
Lemons has a very deep message about dealing with loss and grief. The character Lemonade went through what a lot of people go through when they lose someone so important to them, which is deep sadness and anger. However, before her mother passed, Lemonade was known to be happy, and “if life gave gave her lemons, she could always make lemonade.” Even though life gave her some really tough lemons to deal with, she still made lemonade in the end, even though it took a while to do so. Overall, I really liked the book and its message, and I recommend it for ages ten to fourteen.
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