Detention that day was downstairs with Mrs. Reznik, the music teacher. When I walked into the music room, a cluttered, windowless basement space near the A.V. closet and the school’s boiler room, the little radio on Mrs. Reznik’s desk was playing a commercial with a catchy jingle, that “Smile, Smile, Smile” one about teeth. It kind of stuck in my mind. That’s not unusual for me. There’s always some tune or other drifting around in my head.
Anyway, just as the bell rang I took a seat near the back. I was trying to concentrate on my breathing. I sometimes get panic attacks in stressful situations and right then I needed to keep calm. Nobody spoke. Mrs. Reznik sat at her desk, coughing and scowling as she leafed through a giant pile of paperwork. A tiny, narrow-faced lady with a body shaped like a piccolo, skin like worn shoe leather, and a startlingly large nest of lustrous brown hair, she was a sight to behold. I’d seen her reduce kids to tears with one look. There were rumors that the school administration had been trying to force her into retirement, but they couldn’t get rid of her. I could understand why. The woman scared the pee out of me.
I studied the blackboard where she’d set down the law in sharp, spidery chalk letters.
DETENTION RULES: 1. No gum chewing, food or drink in the classroom. 2. You will remain seated. 3. You will not talk. 4. The first time you break a rule, your name will go on the board. The second time, you will receive another detention.
After Olivia, Wen, Stella, Charlie, and Mo found each other and the music, just how did this band of misunderstood outcasts end up rocketing from high school nobodies to household names? Lemonade Mouth is taking on the world and what’s in store will be nothing short of revolutionary.
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I am the Wallpaper: LEMONADE MOUTH "pre-quel" book!
Did you know there’s a “pre-quel” book to Lemonade Mouth with Wen Gifford as a main character? The author wroteI AM THE WALLPAPERfirst, but loved writing the character of Wen so much that he decided to include him inLEMONADE MOUTH. Check it out…! 🙂
Now that you’ve seen the Lemonade Mouth movie on the Disney Channel…get the original book it came from! Poets. Geniuses. Revolutionaries.
The members of the legendary band Lemonade Mouth have been called all these things. But until now, nobody’s known the inside story of how this powerhouse band came to be–how five high school freshmmen outcasts found each other, found the music, and went on to change both rock and roll and high school as we know it. Wen, Stella, Charlie, Olivia, and Mo take us back to that fateful detention where a dentist’s jingle, a teacher’s coughing fit, and a beat-up ukulele gave birth to Rhode Island’s most influential band. Told in each of their five voices and compiled by Scene Queen, freshman Naomi Fishmeier, this anthology is Lemonade Mouth’s definitive history.
Welcome to the official Lemonade Mouth page, brought to you by LM creator Mark Peter Hughes. Here you’ll find LM info and updates, contests for musicians and fans, give-aways, movie news, insider info and lots more coolness!