Welcome to Lola’s lemony blog, where tweens rule and cats know best. Whether your first language is Pig Latin, Mew (cat talk), or English, you’ll enjoy Lola’s fun adventures.
Eleven-year-old Lola Zola wants a bra, but her mother won’t buy her one, reminding her that she’s “not quite ready.” Ouch. But Lola isn’t giving up – she’s even praying for her pancakes to become cupcakes. Her prayers go unanswered and Lola and her BFF, Melanie, are coming to the realization that they’ll be the only girls at school without bras.
Just when they’ve become used to being called “Flatty Patties,” a new girl with a great figure moves in next door in the sleepy desert town of Mirage. “Queen Pauline” as Lola and Melanie call her, hails from Malibu and lives tween life in the fast lane. She shoplifts, steals friends, wears eye shadow, and likes boys, boys, boys – including Buck, Lola’s secret crush from the lemonade war days.
Before Lola knows it, Lola is also racing to womanhood, crashing into the law and making a spectacle of her fugitive self.
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Synopsis: Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush
Sixth-grader Lola Zola prays to the Smooch God her laid-off parents won’t let joblessness tear them apart. To rescue her family, including her tail-less tuxedo cat, Lola sells lemonade rumored to erase wrinkles, clear up allergies, and promote world peace. But then . . . Lola’s rival for class president Charles Wembly III (a.k.a. Buck or Slime Bucket) opens a competing “limo stand” out of the back of his daddy’s deluxe Cadillac, challenging Lola on her truth-stretching slogans and attracting thirsty hordes to the desert town of Mirage.
Lola’s trump card is her “lemon spice does entice” recipe, which receives a seal of whisker approval from her normally-skeptical cat. Just when it looks like Lola might triumph in this class struggle-battle of the sexes, she learns a secret that forces her to redefine what it means to win. Could it be that her lemonade rival has morphed into a lemonade crush?
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