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Poets. Geniuses. Revolutionaries.

The members of the legendary band Lemonade Mouth have been called all of these things. But until now, nobody's known the inside story of how this powerhouse band came to be. How five outcasts in Opoquonsett High School's freshman class found each other, found the music, and went on to change both rock and roll and high school as we know it.
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Ember (first published March 13th 2007)
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Karen Kaiser
This book was really good. The movie (although I didn't see it) made me curious, so I decided to give the book a try. I really liked it. I'm not sure if I'd go as far as to say I LOVED it, but that's not because it lacked anything a good book should have. It just didn't spark with me.

The premise is a tad random, and the foundation of the entire plot seems a bit shaky, but I didn't mind. Just because what happened with Lemonade Mouth doesn't happen often, doesn't mean it can't happen. The writin
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Tamahome

First 47 pages: Different than the Disney tv movie. Stella the rebel is very tall and cut off most of her hair. Olivia the lead has panic attacks both on and offstage. Charlie the drummer is chubby and has frizzy hair, and his twin brother is dead and talks in his head. Wen doesn't have much of a social life either, and accidentally gets nude drawings of his dad's new gf. Mo the indian girl is skinny and gets detention for making out in the bushes. The music teacher is an old white lady with a '
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Wendy F
Enjoyable! Exactly what I anticipated and didn't feel let down at all.

What I didn't like about the movie was made up for in this book, and what I didn't enjoy about the book the movie made up for.

If you want to read a fun book about a band of misfits who come together to start a Revolution, grab this. You're bound to connect to one of these characters. For me it was Olivia. The shy one who has a tough time being herself in front of people. It didn't hurt that I would have had a crush on Wen too
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Lola


I have an embrassing confession to make: I have a huge weakness for Disney Channel Original Movies. I don't know why. I just do. There's something reassuring, almost reassuring, about watching attractive young people badly act their way through a 90 minute cliche script only to have the ending arrive with a pretty bow. Lemonade Mouth particularly captured my heart. It has all the things I love; cute boys, witty jokes, and awesome (if not random) music scenes. Plus Charlie reminded me of Johnny
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Brandi
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Lemonade Mouth
By Mark Peter Hughes

The legacy began in the basement of Opequonsett High School during detention. It was fortuitous that the five freshmen serving their time together being as they normally were not members of the detention-attending crowd. All it took was a radio commercial and a little improvising and then the monumental band, Lemonade Mouth, was born.

The band’s five members may run with different crowds at Opequonsett High but managed to come together through
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Sloan
Oh. My. Gosh. I am in love. Lemonade Mouth is brilliant. A masterpiece. I watched the Disney Channel movie version and loved it. Then I went and got the book. Even better. I can't believe I've lived this long without reading this. Then I read the prequel to Lemonade Mouth. Great. I now want to play the electric ukulele, the trumpet, the timbales, and the double bass. I want to have a voice like a 3-pack-a-day smoker. I want to be Stella Penn. I want to be Olivia Whitehead. I want to be Mohini Ba ...more
Hannah
Major spoiler alert! Don’t read on if you haven’t read the book or at least seen the movie!!!

So I found out that there was a book after I had already watched the Disney version of the movie. I hate it when that happens. Anyway, I finally sat down and read the book and it is so very different from the movie! Names are the same and general ideas are the same, but a lot was different. I was prepared for a story identical to the movie and instead I get thinks like Charlie had a twin that died at bir
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Myndi
I don't normally watch a movie before I read the book, I have always been a read the book first kind of girl, but I did actually see Lemonade Mouth before I read it. Comparing this book to the movie, I was impressed by how similar it actually was. There are differences of course as there always are, but the important stuff I felt remained the same and the stuff that was changed or left out, I understood since the movie was made for Disney Channel.

The actual story/book: I loved the story of this
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Hann Solo
Disney Channel must die. I know movies are never exactly like the book, and a lot of kids watch Disney, so the movies they play have to be family friendly. So in that case, they shouldn't have touched Lemonade Mouth. They completely dumbed down the story and the characters, making their personal struggles less heavy. And speaking of things being less heavy, the actress who played Olivia. Olivia is described as being fat and rather creepy looking, so who does Disney cast, you might ask? BRIDGET M ...more
Mella
Mar 09, 2012 Mella rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA fans, people who liked the movie
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hpboy13
While not as good as the Disney Channel movie, this book was nevertheless a very good teen read about the power of a few people to make a difference.

ETA: I reread this book in 2014 (three years after the initial read), curious whether I’d get a new perspective on it. I’m now four years removed from high school and eight years removed from the characters of Lemonade Mouth, so would it hold up?

I’ll admit I was slightly worried. At first, Charlie’s grammatically-challenged sections were a real irk,
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Caleah Buil
Lemonade Mouth, Lemonade Mouth? Where can I begin with Lemonade Mouth? I guess I can begin by stop saying Lemonade Mouth like some sort of freak. This book to me in one word was.
Inspiring.
Seriously, at times I actually got goosebumps. I thought the way they all came together, the way they bonded, the way they had their own style, the way that stood up for right no matter the consequences while dealing with their own problems was amazing. I saw the movie first (My bad! I don't make a habit of doi
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Lo
You know when you watch the movie before reading the book and you can't help but reference every bad thing about the book to good things from the movie?

I loved Disney's Lemonade Mouth. As somebody who no longer likes Disney, I was shocked by how much I liked it. I cried about three times, to be honest.

The book was just very different. I expected this, since Disney censors literally everything, but the amount of things that were changed could have made the movie and book two almost completely dif
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Sonia Reppe
Aug 02, 2011 Sonia Reppe rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sonia by: Disney channel
I hadn't heard of this book until Disney channel made a movie out of it (2011). (The movie was good--not quite as good as High School Musical but way better than Camp Rock 2).

Lemonade Mouth is the name of a band of Five Rhode Island high schoolers (three girls, two boys) who meet each other in detention and start playing music together. The point of view switches between these five unique voices and even, at times, to other students and teachers. Normally I wouldn't like this because it takes yo
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Blitzkrieg
After watching the Disney version, I had a mental picture of what I was going to see. Boy was I wrong within the first few chapters. And I'm very grateful for that. The characters, minus Mo, bare no resemblance to the actors portraying them in the film. But that is beside the point. The theme of friendship, loyalty and speaking your mind really resonated within me. This isn't just one point of view, it is several ranging from the five band members, to fans and even to the bullies. Definitely a m ...more
Natalie Walton
This book was so amazing. I can't even say how amazing it was.

I like it because...

1. The characters were completely different from each other. I could tell who was talking when. Even though the book uses different fonts for a few characters.

2. The storyline was so random, but you (or at least I) can't help but wonder if it actually happened

3. Stella. Flat out. She made me keep reading. Her voice was fantastic.

4. Fairly simple, not much you have to keep track of through the book

5. Not over the to
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Angelyn
On a quiet day, a movie called Lemonade Mouth was on Disney Channel. I'd seen it before and I liked it, so my little mind thought "wouldn't it be awesome if there was a book too?". And there it was! Lemonade Mouth (the book) waiting for me.

You know what? Forget the movie. The book is simply amazing. Four outsiders creating the most epic band ever. That phrase could be enough to explain why I liked the book, but not why I loved it.

I'll just say it... The writing was unbelievable! We have many d
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Irma
I don't care what you say; I love this book. Well, I'm probably biased because this has such strong ties to my childhood/Disney Channel, but whatever.

That said, Disney's version is pretty terrible compared to this book. Ugh. Just ugh.

The characters in this book are everything. Plot is okay, but CHARACTERS. I love how they all develop. I can't even choose a favorite because they're All That Awesome. I don't even know where to start.

Stella was my favorite character when I read this as a kid. I
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Reba
I LOVED this book! And, I love this author. He is simply brilliant, and he writes from the teen perspective with amazing insight and clarity. Reminiscent for me of E.L. Konigsburg's The View From Saturday, this uplifting tale about a band of misfits and social outcasts coming together is a must read!
Maureen Harris
I read this book because it was recommended for reluctant readers. It was a cute book, but I do not think it would have a lot of appeal to my students. Not enough sex and drugs (ha ha). It was a little too long and found it dragging. I found it entertaining, but not great.
Rachel
I was a little leery when I first picked this up, thinking it was one of those ridiculous books published After a movie. Needless to say once I realized this came Before the Disney movie I was much more excited (I never watched the movie).

I thought the style of the book was interesting and the way the kids met was very Breakfast Club, but unlike most comparisons that fizzle out and leave you distraught this one was pretty good.

Overall the book wasn't bad, good even, but the chapter that told t
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Jazz
Book: Lemonade Mouth
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Are you thirsty for a new book?;)
Well then there’s nothing better than Lemonade Mouth a book that will give you ice cold chills when you read it. Lemonade Mouth was funny sad and entertaining. I thought this book was cute for a younger crowd I felt I was a bit to mature to read this book. I really wanted a fun happy book and it was exactly that but there was also some deep intermost thoughts that were shared and I enjoyed that depth. Lemonade mouth was cute but I j
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Alyssa
don't normally watch a movie before I read the book, I have always been a read the book first kind of girl, but I did actually see Lemonade Mouth before I read it. Comparing this book to the movie, I was impressed by how similar it actually was. There are differences of course as there always are, but the important stuff I felt remained the same and the stuff that was changed or left out, I understood since the movie was made for Disney Channel.

The actual story/book: I loved the story of this
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Grace
A quick read, with humorous overtones. I think most people would enjoy this. I wasn't too surprised with the plot or what happened. Hughes did a really good job with giving individual voices to his characters when he switched POVs, especially since it was all in first person. His writing style is humorous, and every POV had that humor. Yet he did manage to make each person have their own voice, as I said before, and only a few times did they seem to blend. It was seamless and very well done.

Howe
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Audrey
Reviewed on Her Fiction Fix :

4/5 stars

This is the story of how the band, Lemonade Mouth, came to be. Stella, Wen, Mo, Charlie, and Olivia met one fateful day in detention. They discovered their mutual love for music and slowly, the idea of starting a band formulated, thus turning them into a sensation. Even still, nothing ever comes easy. Individually, they weren't popular; every other student like them who took part in activities and clubs that weren't considered "popular" got demoted to the h
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Jose
GO LEMONADE MOUTH!!! As I read this book I was able to compare the book with the movie (having seen the movie first). Honestly, the book was way better than the Disney Channel movie. I feel that to make the movie appropriate for children Disney took away some of the best parts of the book. While the movie (I feel) focused more on the band a a group, the book gave you a deeper insight into the characters as indivisuals. This effect was even further enhanced with the format of the book (letter/jou ...more
Laura Martinelli
This is another book that I’ve looked at in the bookstore, spend three or four weeks waffling on whether or not I should read it, and then when I get to the point that I haven’t bought anything new, I just give in and buy it. I’ll admit, it caught my attention when my Disney-obsessed friend had mentioned the movie, but I picked this one up on my own.

I generally liked this book. It’s not stunning or life-changing, but it’s a decent enough read to check it out. The multiple perspectives are handle
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Carly (Lis les Livres)
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Actual rating 3.75

I read this after watching the Disney channel original movie. I'll admit that I loved the movie. I love Bridgit Mendler.

Characters: Opposite from the movie, some of the characters weren't fairly attractive people. For instance, Charlie was supposed to be really chunky and mediocre looking. Charlie in the movie was very skinny and not ugly. Besides their physical portrayals, the characters weren't that different. They were all still the un
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Alejandra Rocha
What a fun book to read, it has some parts that were just like WOW!! but it was cool to read. Its amazing how just four kids that weren't popular trying to fit in, turned into five amazing talented kids that make up a band. The kids in the story were cool they were just too shy, just felt like going in the story and giving them a little push to not be shy. But also they did some embarrassing things at school at that whole school would see, which would make them look weird and not cool at all. Wh ...more
Natali
Awesome book, I loved it so much! It was so much fun to read and was absolutley hilarious! The author portrayed the social outcasts so well: they really were freaks and weird and just awkward kids. Its not like the "weird kids" these days in movies where the kid just thinks he's weird or ugly but only he thinks he's ugly and weird and everyone else sees that in reality there's nothing wrong with him and he's really super hot. No. These kids were shown as real social outcasts, like real kids in r ...more
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Mark Peter Hughes was born in Liverpool, England in the Oxford Street Maternity Hospital, the same hospital as John Lennon. His family moved to the U.S.A. when he was one and most of his childhood was spent in Barrington, Rhode Island.

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