by Jacqueline Davies
After the first glass you’ll want another.
With the start of school just around the corner The Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies is a perfect reading fit. What would you do if you discovered that your little sister was going to skip into your grade at school next year? Not only your grade, but also your exact classroom because there is only one 4th grade in the school? That is the news the letter from school had to share. Jessie is good at school. She is smart. She has great ideas. She loves to get things done and to solve problems. She does things, but she’s not that good at understanding people. She doesn’t have many friends. Other kids think she’s weird. Evan’s not so great at school. He is athletic and active. He has friends. Will that be the case now… now that everything has changed?
That’s the dilemma. Evan and Jessie get along just great at home. They like being together and since their dad has left the family they have made a pact never to fight and argue, especially in front of mom. But now Evan is angry. He doesn’t want to be shown up by his little sister. She’s good at reading. She’s GREAT at math, but she’s awkward. Now everyone he knows will know too and it’s just too much to bear.
There’s a heat wave and Evan sets up a lemonade stand (one of Jessie’s favorite things to do) with Scott?!? He purposefully excludes Jessie. She’s hurt. “Good,” thinks Evan. “But Scott,” wonders Jessie. He’s not nice and he’s not really Evan’s great friend. One thing leads to another and before you know it that last dog days of summer have turned into an all out war – winner takes all! When the final summer fireworks explode who will be the winner, Jessie or Evan?
Read The Lemonade War to find out. You’ll be glad you did!
The story continues in The Lemonade Crime and you can discover more about the family in The Bell Bandit. This is the third of the five books in the series full of great characters, relationships and genuine understanding of how things change no matter how much you wish they would stay the same.