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In order to earn money for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother.
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Make Lemonade, by Virginia Euwer Wolff, was about a mother named Jolly, who REALLY needed help! She was a single mother with two kids, Jeremy and Jilly, a job that payed her minimum wage, and an apartment that was about to slip right through her fingers! Along came a fourteen-year old named LaVaughn who was ready to babysit, and was especially excited to make money to save up for college expenses, when she finds herself stuck in a family with no structure OR cleanliness! Eventually, Jolly is fired from her job and with no money to support her kids, she can't pay LaVaughn. The only thing that keeps LaVaughn going is the sweet kids and Jolly's desperation...
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Me, I'm going for the phone and Jeremy's already there and I see like a close-up of a movie, he has the receiver up in his face and he has his two fingers on the 9 and he pushes the button hard and lets it go just right and I grab it and do the remaining pushing, 1 and 1 real fast.
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