Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Age Level: 13 and up

# of Pages: 338 p.

RAC Book: Yes

Written as an inside story about the famous music group Lemonade Mouth, this book follows the five bandmates and tells the story of how Lemonade Mouth came to be. Wen, Charlie, Mo, Stella, and Olivia were all thrown into detention one fateful day and the idea of a band started to take shape. As they begin to meet after school in the music room, which is located in the dingy basement, they start to realize that anyone who has activities located in this portion of the building (including A-V, choir, band, etc.) start to become labeled as freaks in the high school. Life gets more difficult for them when they get equal playing time to the popular high school band, Mudslide Crush. The members of that band resent having to share school functions and plan to make life difficult for this group of freshmen. Despite all the difficulties, however, Lemonade Mouth soon gains unprecedented popularity and they try to use that popularity toward promoting causes they believe are important.

This story was a surprisingly fun book to read. The idea that five virtual strangers, who often feel like they do not fit in anywhere, can come together and touch the lives of so many of their classmates is inspiring. Their road to success is difficult and often plagued with strife, but they keep trying even when things look hopeless. The main characters all have personal issues to deal with as they navigate high school, but never stop trying to make their way through that difficult time. Over time they realize they do not need to try so hard to survive the pressures and trials of high school when they have each other to lean on. This is a fun, entertaining, and many times surprising book that most readers will really enjoy.

11 Responses to “Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes”

  1. 1 Eric Jeon August 31, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Lemonade mouth is really fun book to read!!!!!!!!!! Everyone should read this book and everyone will be laughing

  2. 2 Brittney B. September 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    i was not thrilled with this book. i had to read this book for high school but i was unhappy with the vocabulary and writing. an example was the author started some sentences with AND. now when i was in 4th grade they taught us not to start our sentences with AND. i was very disappointed that my school suggested this book, it is very poorly writen.

    • 3 Lisa April 24, 2011 at 1:02 am

      You probably didn’t like it because you had to read it for school. I enjoyed, but you know, to each his own. BTW starting sentences with AND is not a good reason to not like a book.

    • 4 Ryan G. April 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      Umm, I learned that you can use AND at the beginning at a sentence when there is more to the sentence. For example,”And he said hi, his friend said hi to him.”

    • 5 Patricia May 8, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      a sentence can begin with and. It’s just it’s easier for an elementary teacher to say ‘no you can’t do that’ than to explain it to you thoroughly.

    • 6 Cristal September 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      what will you know about writing when you don’t even spell “writen” correctly,, it’s spelled Written,,,, this is an awesome book , i just read it for school… i loved the movie too.

  3. 7 Shelby January 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I have to read this book for a shop time in my school. I am not good at reading a book thten to takenotes on it. There should be a website just for books like this to help you with takeing the notes.

  4. 8 maria April 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I just saw the moive and i love it! I would love to read this book. the cover looks awsome!

  5. 9 Kate April 29, 2011 at 8:33 am


    .. AND THE MOVIE 2!!!!

  6. 10 Kelly Melina June 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    love this book and the movie!

  7. 11 Anonymous January 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I hated it

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