Poets. Geniuses. Revolutionaries.
The members of the legendary band Lemonade Mouth have been called all of these things. But until now, nobody's known the inside story of how this powerhouse band came to be. How five outcasts in Opoquonsett High School's freshman class found each other, found the music, and went on to change both rock and roll and high school as we know it. Wen, Stella, Charlie, Olivia, and Mo take us back to that fateful detention where a dentist's jingle, a teacher's coughing fit, and a beat-up ukelele gave birth to Rhode Island's most influential band. Told in each of their five voices and compiled by Opoquonsett's "scene queen," freshman Naomi Fishmeier, this anthology is their definitive history.
A rock-n-roll The Breakfast Club for the literary set, Hughes's (I Am the Wallpaper) novel combines teen romance, high school politics and family issues in an enjoyable romp that touches on wide-ranging themes, from music-making to corporate muckraking. What begins as a somewhat outlandish tale of how five outsiders almost accidentally form a freshman band Lemonade Mouth grows into a believable and heartwarming story about a Rhode Island community that rallies around a group of misfit friends. Through a series of first-person narratives, readers get to know the five classmates who wind up in detention together: Mo Banerjee (overachiever), Charlie (frizzy-haired chubster), Olivia ("introverted Virgo of the worst kind"), Wen (who has a crush on his father's 26-year-old girlfriend, aka "Sex Nanny Sent By Satan") and Stella (vegetarian and outspoken activist who morphs into the band's "Sista Slash"). When they find themselves creating music on a whim, they realize that their strange synergy can't be coincidence. Then, after their music teacher encourages them to play at the Halloween Bash and the school talent show, everything starts to gel (including some budding feelings of romance). A series of unforeseen surprises (and a few setbacks) follows, including a clash with authority over a corporate deal gone bad, and Lemonade Mouth's rise to popularity even beyond the school walls. Readers will delight in watching these well-developed characters stand up for what they believe in and, in the end, learn who they are. Ages 12-up.
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That book was really good. It was a lot better than the movie. A lot different, but better. Read it before you watch the movie, if you haven't already seen it because its so much better!!!
Its a little iffy, it sorta differs from the movie on disney. i would read the book first....it has a good message though...be yourself and no one can change that...hope this helps! =)
I love this book!
My friend got it for me for my birthday, and I can't put it down. The book is told in varying ways, but it all melds together to crest the five different voices that make up Lemonade Mouth.