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The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kids-fiction

Picking up where The Lemonade War ended, this sequel tells the story of Jessie and Evan's efforts to prove Scott Spencer stole $208 from them at the end of the summer. Jessie sets up a mock courtroom on the playground after school, assigning the roles of judge, jury, and witnesses to members of their 4th grade classroom. Acting as Evan's lawyer, she sets out to prove Scott guilty. Evan, meanwhile, struggles with his friends' casual attitude toward the theft and with their willingness to remain friends with Scott in the face of his apparent guilt.

Inside a well-written story, Davies has once again crafted genuine characters in Jessie, Evan, and Scott. Jessie obsesses over her plans as much as she does her schoolwork, focusing entirely on the logical and missing the social aspects of the situation, as very intelligent children often do. Evan, however, lets his emotions determine his actions when his anger gets the best of him. Readers also gain insight into Scott's behavior after witnessing interactions between Scott and his parents. The actions of each child are true to his or her personality inside the situation.

Kids who liked The Lemonade War will be eager to get their hands on this book, not just to learn the truth of the missing money, but to revisit these dynamic characters.
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Reading Progress

January 12, 2011 – Shelved
March 24, 2011 – Started Reading
March 24, 2011 – Shelved as: kids-fiction
March 28, 2011 – Finished Reading

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