Book 8

Life, Loss and Lemonade

As freshman year winds down, April has a lot to look forward to—getting her driving permit and spending the summer with her quirky almost-boyfriend Leo. But she also knows Gaga, doesn’t have much time left. On top of that, Sophie, is moving away. April struggles to make sense of everything. Does it matter if you stay positive while losing a loved one? What do you do when you’re caught between friends keeping secrets? How do you know whether an important decision is the right one? Most importantly, what would Gaga say to do when life hands you lemons?

Thursday, May 7, 5:32 p.m.

I should have known there was a real problem when Mrs. Monteleone called me to her desk in the middle of ninth-period history and started her sentence with Sweetheart.

April Sinclair—Life, Loss and Lemonade