Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Who Will Win the Lemonade War?

Evan and Jessie Treski have always gotten along pretty well for siblings who are only a year apart. They understand each other and appreciate their differences. When Jessie finds out she is going to skip a grade and will now be not only in Evan’s grade, but also in his class things change. Evan is angry about the latest developments, especially because it points out how smart his sister is and makes him feel inferior. With one week to go until school starts they decide to have a contest to see who can sell the most lemonade. Jessie is really good at math, but Evan tends to have better people skills. Which Treski will be able to sell the most lemonade?  Will the victory be overshadowed by bad sportsmanship and dirty tricks? Is there any way that these siblings can get their old relationship back? Reading this book will make you want to have your own lemonade stand and you will be flipping the pages to find out who wins!
   
I think anyone who has ever experienced sibling rivalry will enjoy The Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies. There is something unique about wanting to beat a brother or sister at something! If you are an only child, you will still enjoy the story and anyone who is competitive will have strong feelings about who they want to win the war. While I was reading the book I found that I could relate to Evan and Jessie for different reasons, I wanted them both to put their stubbornness aside and work together. I like that the book made me think about how we act sometimes and that not only do we hurt someone else, but we are usually hurt in the end, too. The book is filled with interesting ideas that could help anyone have a lemonade stand over the summer. Each chapter starts with a vocabulary word that has to do with business, so it was fun to learn some new words. This is a great book for people ages 8 and up. This was a fast read that I was able to finish it in less than a day. It is part of a series, so I look forward to finding out what happens to this brother and sister in the next books. Crack open the pages and see if the Treskis can sell you on their lemonade ideas. 


Has anyone else read The Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies? Or another book by this author? What did you think?

Happy Reading! ~L

16 comments:

  1. A book that I'm sure many of us will relate to, this sounds like a winner.

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    1. Hi Petty, Thanks for checking in with our review today! It's a perfect summer read : ) ~ F

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  2. What a great idea for a story, so many sub plots could go on here. It made me think of the local fetes we go to where there is often a lemonade stall, usually ‘manned’ by young people – I hadn't thought about their relationships before – but I will now.

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    1. Hi Barbara, I love lemonade stands, and my family almost always stop to check them out! It's a fun story. Great to hear from you ~ F

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  3. Sounds like the perfect summer book for siblings!

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    1. Patty- I think reading this book would give siblings a glimpse at the "other side". :) ~L

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  4. Just the title brings back so many wonderful summer memories. I'm telling my sister about this one!

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    1. Cleemckenzie- Lemonade stands are such fun! So are memories with brothers and sisters. :) ~L

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  5. Oh this sounds like a book right up my alley. We made a lot of limeade in the islands and my mouth kind of waters just thinking about it!

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    1. Bish- Limeade sounds delicious! I will have to make some! Thanks for visiting. :) ~L

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  6. I read this book and liked it. Your review is perfect! Even though the book is about a lemonade war- it made me want to have a stand with my brother.

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    1. Trey- Yeah! So happy that you have read this one and enjoyed it and our review. :) I can understand why it made you want to set up a stand. I haven't read the other ones in the series yet, but I am looking forward to it! ~L

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  7. I have not read The Lemonade War- but it sounds like a great summer read. It is almost 100 here today- so I may just set up a stand if I have everything. Cool review!

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    1. Flex- Hope you enjoy it! Good luck with your lemonade stand. ~L

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  8. I like this story. My brother and I were never rivals, but we sure could fight. I really like the title of this book.

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    1. Donna- I think it is great that you and your brother were never rivals! I am sure that made things easier, even if you did fight. I like the title, too. Very catchy! ~L

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