Review of Lemons ~Blog Tour

Posted May 3, 2017 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

Review of Lemons ~Blog Tour

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Lemons by Melissa Savage
Genres: Middle Grade
Published by Crown Books for Young Readers on May 2nd 2017
Pages: 236
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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Fans of Kate DiCamillo's Flora & Ulysses and Katherine Applegate's Crenshaw will fall in love with this charming adventure story about a girl learning to accept her new life, her quirky detective neighbor, and their epic search for Bigfoot. Lemonade Liberty Witt's mama always told her: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But Lem can't possibly make lemonade out of her new life in Willow Creek, California--the Bigfoot Capital of the World--where she's forced to live with a grandfather she's never met after her mother passes away. Then she meets eleven-year-old Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives Inc., who is the sole Bigfoot investigator for their small town. After he invites Lem to be his assistant for the summer, they set out on an epic adventure to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film. But along the way, Lem and Tobin end up discovering more than they ever could have imagined. And Lem realizes that maybe she can make lemonade out of her new life after all. "I love books about feisty girls and nerdy boys. Melissa Savage's astoundingly good debut novel is packed with humor, mystery, friendship, family secrets, and even Bigfoot! I think you'll love it, too."--Karen Cushman, Newbery Medalist for The Midwife's Apprentice

First Line

Bigfoot. It’s the very first thing I see when we pull into town.

Here is what I thought

Lemonade Liberty Witt finds herself on a new adventure that will help her find herself again after her mother dies. Lem is sent to her grandfathers home whom she has never met because of a falling out he and her mother had. As Lem gets closer to her knew home she spots a large bigfoot statue and really starts wondering about where she is going.

Then see meets her grandfather and things are just so different, soon after that she meets Tobin a somewhat over excited and slightly bossy neighbor kid who is the sole member of Bigfoot Detective, Inc. He pretty much pushes her into being his assistant and since she has nothing better to do with her summer she becomes his employee.  They go off on Bigfoot sightings and one of their regulars is Mrs. Dickerson who lost her husband and is a bit lonely cause they never find any evidence of Bigfoot there but she always has warm cookies for them to eat.

Lemons is a great story about finding yourself after a loss, finding new friends and a way to cope with your new surroundings. It deals with a lot of issues that young kids deal with these days. I really enjoyed the 1970’s setting and the quirky and fun characters. Lemonade learns to take the lemons in her life and make…well Lemonade! 🙂

Great for young children!

Recommend if you like

Middle Grade novels, if you have young children and like books dealing with issues, fun adventures and stories of friendship and family.

Author Bio


Melissa Savage is a writer and a child and family therapist. Her desire to write purposeful, issue-driven books for young people, coupled with her interest in cryptozoology and the mystery of Bigfoot, inspired her to write Lemons. Melissa lives in Minneapolis. You can follow her on Twitter at @melissadsavage, and visit her at






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