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Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes
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Jun 29, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: sequoyah-2010, ya-books
Recommended to Claudia by: Jenny
Recommended for: all my students
Read in June, 2009

Hughes handles multiple voices here, and lets the members of the legendary band, LEMONADE MOUTH tell their own story. I think this will appeal to my high school readers. Dweeby freshmen, given no respect, living very complicated lives, accidentally end up in after-school detention together. And even MORE accidentally learn they make 'beautiful music' together...a stand-up bass, a trumpet, a ukelele, and an eclectic drum collection all back up a girl who's pathologically afraid to sing, yet she does.

Through the highs and lows of ninth grade these kids learn to trust each other, and more importantly, trust themselves. They each have something very important to learn about their own lives through the music, the friendships, and through the social protests that named their group.

This is a fast read that I anticipate sharing with enthusiasm. Hughes' touch is just right.

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