Marcos Recommends THE LEMONADE WAR

The Lemonade War Review”

Eighth grader Marcos Hernandez from Hillsboro, Oregon recommends. . .

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Do you and your sibling get along? Well, in The Lemonade War that is not the case for Evan and his little sister Jesse.  I would recommend this book to anyone that has a big or  little brother or sister that have a rivalry with each other. So, if you like books that have a brother and sister rivalry then you should read The Lemonade War. Some other reasons you should read it are the author is very descriptive of the characters, and the themes are great.

First of all, the book starts out with a brother Evan and his little sister Jesse being friends. Then, they get a letter that says they were going to be in the same fourth-grade class. Before the letter they were best friends, but after it Evan started ignoring his little sister Jesse.  Evan lets out his steam by challenging his sister to a lemonade war. Then, they start a partnership with their friends.

Next, Evan starts underselling his lemonade, and gets more money. Evan and Jesse’s lemonade stands were in the same area until Evan gets an idea. Then, Jesse  gets the help of thirteen other girls, so she could spread her business around the neighborhood. She gets jealous of Evan that he made more money than her so, she grabs dirt, bugs, and anything nasty she can find to put in Evan’s cooler full of lemonade. Jesse then starts to feel guilty. If you want to find out what happens next, you have to  read the book.

Next, a reason why I like The Lemonade War is that the author is very descriptive of the characters. She told the age,  physical description, and personality. First of all, Evan is 10 years old, he has short brown hair, and a great smile. His personality is chill and outgoing. He likes to hang with his friends. Sometimes he is jealous of his sister Jesse that she is smarter than him.

Next, Jesse  is 8 years old, about a foot shorter than Evan, shy around people, not shy around her her best friend Megan, and she is also very smart for her age. Finally, Megan is 10 years old, about the same height as Evan, has a tiny birthmark on her face, has lots of friends, very friendly and easy to get along with, and she has a crush on Evan. That’s how the author was very descriptive of the characters.

Finally, The Lemonade War has great themes. The first theme is, if you are mean to others it will come back to you. It’s  kind of like Karma. An example of this is when Jesses pours bugs and dirt into Evan’s cooler of lemonade then, Evan finds out and he takes Jesse’s money. Another theme is your anger will slowly fade away, if you work things out. Finally, the last theme is something gained does not come without being earned. An example of this is when Evan and Jesse start the lemonade war, and says whoever earns the most money wins. It’s not really about money it’s mostly about respect. Those are the great themes of The Lemonade War.

Ultimately, if you like reading about brother and sister rivalries then, I recommend you should read this book.  It has a great plot, the author describes the main characters with a lot of details, and the themes of this book are great lessons for people of any age. Those are some reasons  why I would Strongly recommend The Lemonade War to anyone. So, READ  IT.


Several of Marcos’ classmates have also allowed us to publish reviews of what they’re currently reading.  And for recommendations from kids of all ages, check out our Kids Recommend section.


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