Lemons, a novel by Melissa Savage is a heartwarming and meaningful piece of literature that will keep you intrigued! It is a novel with so many impactful and hilarious aspects even though it is about coping with loss. Lemons is an endearing tale about hunting for Bigfoot and finding themselves in the process.
In the beginning of this story, the main character, Lemonade Liberty Witt’s mother passes away and she is moved to Willow Creek, California where she is to live with her grandfather, Charlie. Lemonade has a hard time adjusting to the new changes that she faces having to live with her grandfather. Lemonade is trying to control her “volcano” of emotions and sadness that come from losing her mother and having to adjust to change. She is trying to make lemonade out of this situation because she was named Lemonade after the infamous saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Living in Willow Creek, California, the Bigfoot capital of the world, she is recruited into Bigfoot Detectives Incorporated as an assistant bigfoot detective by the president of this Inc., Tobin Sky. Lemonade and Tobin work together having many adventures and going on many expeditions together to search for evidence that Bigfoot exists.
Even though Lemons is a novel about coping with the death of a loved one and struggling with feelings, Melissa Savage manages to occasionally throw in details or dialogue that make the reader burst out in a chuckle. There are unbelievable similes that contribute humor and add even more of a visual element to this book. There are 33 short chapters with big text that have funny and clever chapter title such as “A Wad of Elmer’s Glue and A Very Wrong Number” and “Bird Food for Breakfast”. Overall, Lemons is a book definitely worth reading and it deserves 5 out of 5 bigfeet!