This month, I read a really good book called Lemonade Mouth, by Mark Peter Hughes. It's about five very different kids; impulsive and opinionated Stella, determined and ambitious Mohini, dreamy and thoughtful Charlie, lovable and stubborn Wen, and shy and loyal Olivia, who meet in detention and discover they have a gift for making music together. So, at the urging of their school music teacher, they form a band called Lemonade Mouth. They become an overnight sensation at their school after playing at a Halloween party, and use their music to stand up for the weaker person and voice the opinions of the unheard. Their story is told in each band member's point of view, and tells about their journey to local stardom and the revolution they start in the name of lemonade.
I really loved this book! Ever since I saw the Disney Channel movie; Lemonade Mouth, I've wanted to read the book that inspired it. I think Lemonade Mouth is a very inspiring story. I love a good underdog story, and this book is great, because it tells about five outcasts who become the voice of the oppressed through music, even when the odds are against them. It has a good message about standing up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone. Mo, Charlie, Wen, Stella, and Olivia's different points of view are fun to read, and they are very relatable. I can see a little bit of myself in each of them, at different times. I think my favorite message in Lemonade Mouth, though, is how music touches lives.
I give Lemonade Mouth an A+. It was such a good book. Want to know more about it? Check out the Lemonade Mouth website Here: http://lemonademouth.com/. Happy reading!