Trouble with Lemons

Trouble with Lemons

by Daniel Hayes

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ISBN-13: 9780449704165
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 187
Sales rank: 364,242
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Daniel Hayes lives in Schaghticoke, New York, and teaches English and creative writing. His works include The Trouble with LemonsEye of the Beholder, No Effect, and Flyers. He has received numerous awards and honors from American Library Association.

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Trouble With Lemons 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to others because it was grabbing and exciting. It was about two eight grade kids doing what they were not supposed to do.They decided to sneek out and go swimming in the quarry, were one of the kids bumped into a dead body.This is the start of a captivating murder case.
alyssama121 More than 1 year ago
The Trouble with Lemons is a young adult/middle grade coming-of-age mystery from the early 90’s. It focuses on Tyler McAllister, a boy who suffers from severe allergies; his mother just had them move to a small town, because she thinks it’ll be better for him; however, his mother and brother are both in the movie business, so his primary caretaker is a nanny, which causes some concern with the principal of his high school when he starts getting into trouble as he attempts to solve the mystery of how a man was killed. The story itself is interesting and I think that the feeling of being out of place will remain true to pre-teens and teenagers, no matter what decade they live in. When Tyler sneaks out with his friend at night, they witness a body being dumped, so Tyler feels responsible to find out how that man ended up being killed and who did it. However, he gets himself into trouble because he’s a new kid and doesn’t always get along very well with the students at his school. This novel has some nice action moments and also deals with social/emotional stuff, like feeling out of place and trying to make friends. The basic premise holds true today, but I don’t think that this book ages well. The characters use a lot of 90’s slang, which might make it difficult for today’s teens to connect with the characters, because it’s hard to see themselves in them. However, it’s a quick and easy read, hits on some interesting concepts, and has the intrigue of the mystery, so it could serve as a decent gateway book if the slang stuff isn’t a problem. This is something I would have picked up as 10 or 11 year old if I had nothing else to read; decent, but not an amazing, must-read book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think I would give the book The Trouble With Lemons three stars. It is a great book but it has its boring and confusing parts. Though I did like it because it was really sneaky about what was going on in the book. I almost never knew what was going on. Right after I got to the end everything started making sense and pulling itself together. That made it a much better book. I would definitely suggest this book to all readers because of the twist in the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imagine, you go with your best friend for a swim in a forbidden quarry, and just as you start to relax, you accidentally hit something, you turn around in the water, and staring you straight in the eyes is a dead body. This is what happened to local eighth grader, Tyler McAllister.I definitely recommend this book. I love how, in the book, Tyler's best friend Lymie Actually suggested that they go swimming in the quarry, but then as soon as Tyler finds the body, Lymie blames Tyler for everything and in the end, doing the opposite of what Lymie said actually helps Tyler to solve the murder. In the book, I also like how in the beginning Chuckie, the gardener, is a character that likes to just keep to himself, but towards the end, he saves Tyler from humiliation, giving up, and from being completely pummeled by the school bully. I like how that ,in the end, one of the murderers is smart enough to actually come out and confess, while the other wants to just keep quite. I also like how one intimidating poster in school, actually persuaded the murderer to come forward. Trouble with Lemons is a really good book and I recommend it to anybody that likes mystery stories. The author keeps you guessing throughout the entire book and I really enjoyed reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Trouble With Lemons is a tremendous story about two high school boys,Tyler McAllister(Lemons) and Lymie, who do not really fit in. Tyler has a lot of problems with his life and on top of it they find a dead body in a quarry. From there on they set off on a mysterious journey to find out who did it. I would definately recommend this book to all high school students.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK IT IS THE BEST BOOOK I EVER READ. I WOULD RECOMMENED THIS BOOK FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADER. MY CLASS LOVED THIS BOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Things are tough enough for eighth-grader Tyler McAllister. Things get very confusing and hard to believe when he bumps into a dead body while swimming in the quarry, a local place where kids go swimming and hang out. Tyler is trying to understand why he¿s allergic to almost everything you could think of. Also how he could have saved his parents' marriage before they got divorced and why his father had to die in a plane crash. He¿s trying to get used with a move to upstate New York, from L.A. He misses his mother and brother who are away filming movies and never spending time with him. Tyler suddenly gets into the middle of a murder case, and the result depends on him. As the investigation grows very, very confusing and overwhelming to him, his previous problems gradually become worse than they had ever been before. Tyler seems to find a way to find new ways of looking at things, finding friendship, love and most of all, self-respect as he works out his problems. Tyler's unique character adds to how the book is narrated and explained on an eighth grade level and it¿s put in a way an eighth grader can relate and understand it. I did like this book because I could relate some of the things he goes through at school but, I thought the mystery was kind of predictable. I recommend this book for ages 12 and up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked The Trouble with Lemons. at first look i thought it would have been bad, but boy was i wrong. it was a good book and i recommend it
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Trouble with lemons was one of the greatest books I've ever read, one day I had to read it for school, I thought it would be stupid but it turned out to be the best, I couldn't put it down. It had action and a ton of suspence, I would totally 100% reccomend it to anybody, don't let the title fool you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's not my favorite, but I certainly enjoyed this mystery of two eighth grade boys helping uncover a murder! I read this book for summer reading, and let me say, I don't regret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was marvelous! When you read it, it's easy to connect with Tyler and understand exactly how he feels. Got me through a rough spot. An excellent book for any kid.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome for ya espcially if it's your first time reading a mystery book! It's great to read cause it faces a problem many kids are faced with, death. and it shows it through a kids eyes and his coming of age. this is a great book and everyone can find something in it for them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an irresistible mystery........
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and I even put it down on my wish List for Christmas!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is boring and confusing. at times i did not get it. don't waste your time buying this book