Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes

What do you get when five freshman rejects simultaneously end up in detention (for various reasons) with a music teacher who--due to budget cuts--has no orchestra to conduct? The start of a revolution.
Meet Charlie, Wen, Mo, Olivia, and Stella, alias Lemonade Mouth--Rhode Island's most unorthodox rock band. A great book with a great message, downgraded slightly for confusing narrative from about 20 different perspectives. MAYBE.


At June 29, 2007 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Kip said...

This is a very fun book, though I can't quite give it the thumbs up. It is funny and also has some serious moments, but it seemed a bit uneven to me, so I will give it a MAYBE for now.

At July 10, 2007 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Karrie said...

I really enjoyed this book, despite my usual reservations concerning books in which teens become unrealistically successful at things like having a band. (Yeah, I know, that's a big dream for them, but I much prefer a more realistic slant to things like that.) It did get a bit confusing with the different viewpoints (and what's with those little icons that start and end each narrator's segment?). I felt like it had tons of potential but just didn't quite meet it. A MAYBE for me.

At August 17, 2007 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Iris said...

Okay, I admit it, I generally dislike most books with multiple narrators. I just do. What I find even more irritating are stories in which older dads have young girlfriends and it all works out in the end. Maybe it’s just my age, but that particular plot made me queasy.

At December 30, 2007 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

Nay also. Too many narratives led to confusion.


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