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This is a fully illustrated graphic novel about a middle school super genius who starts a lemonade stand to fund his ultimate top-secret project, only to find unexpected competition right across the street when the new kid starts a rival stand. Robbie Reynolds isn't just a genius. He's a super SUPER genius! But he doesn't have the cash to fund his ultimate (and top secret) This is a fully illustrated graphic novel about a middle school super genius who starts a lemonade stand to fund his ultimate top-secret project, only to find unexpected competition right across the street when the new kid starts a rival stand. Robbie Reynolds isn't just a genius. He's a super SUPER genius! But he doesn't have the cash to fund his ultimate (and top secret) project. That's why he's opening a lemonade stand. Not just any lemonade stand: this one is state of the art, and his automatista can make you any flavor of lemonade your heart desires! Bacon, salsa, potato salad, dirty diaper—anything you want. Unfortunately, Robbie isn't the only one in the Lemonade Hustle. Daphne Du-Ri, his new across-the-street neighbor, has her own setup going, and something about her lemonade is resonating with people in ways Robbie's can't. Before the week is over, Robbie and Daphne are in a full-on Lemonade War.


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This is a fully illustrated graphic novel about a middle school super genius who starts a lemonade stand to fund his ultimate top-secret project, only to find unexpected competition right across the street when the new kid starts a rival stand. Robbie Reynolds isn't just a genius. He's a super SUPER genius! But he doesn't have the cash to fund his ultimate (and top secret) This is a fully illustrated graphic novel about a middle school super genius who starts a lemonade stand to fund his ultimate top-secret project, only to find unexpected competition right across the street when the new kid starts a rival stand. Robbie Reynolds isn't just a genius. He's a super SUPER genius! But he doesn't have the cash to fund his ultimate (and top secret) project. That's why he's opening a lemonade stand. Not just any lemonade stand: this one is state of the art, and his automatista can make you any flavor of lemonade your heart desires! Bacon, salsa, potato salad, dirty diaper—anything you want. Unfortunately, Robbie isn't the only one in the Lemonade Hustle. Daphne Du-Ri, his new across-the-street neighbor, has her own setup going, and something about her lemonade is resonating with people in ways Robbie's can't. Before the week is over, Robbie and Daphne are in a full-on Lemonade War.

30 review for Lemonade Code

  1. 4 out of 5

    Gee

    (I received an ARC from Oni Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review! Thanks to both for trusting me with 'Lemonade Code') Awright! So, it's "Lemonade Code" time. In this comic we meet Robbie, a young boy who aspires to be an evil genious but doesn't have the money to fund his Super Secret Evillious Project. So he decides to take an old strategy and give it a twist: he will sell lemonade, although it will be one made with a machine so it can have any and every taste anyone could pos (I received an ARC from Oni Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review! Thanks to both for trusting me with 'Lemonade Code') Awright! So, it's "Lemonade Code" time. In this comic we meet Robbie, a young boy who aspires to be an evil genious but doesn't have the money to fund his Super Secret Evillious Project. So he decides to take an old strategy and give it a twist: he will sell lemonade, although it will be one made with a machine so it can have any and every taste anyone could possibly ask for. But things go askew when the new girl next door, Daphne, sets up her own lemonade stand to sell.... Traditional lemonade! Robbie is certain that such an outdated recipe cannot beat his carefully calculated brewings, but soon enough, he's proven wrong. Customers flock in front of Daphne's stand, while Robbie's is... Not that succesful. How can this be!? Robbie is ready to go to Lemonade War against Daphne for stealing his thunder. The worldbuilding premise per se wasn't that bad. In a nearby future, intelligence has increased exponentially in the population, so now everyone is a genious and can do anything. I'm saying that it wasn't "that bad" because, although many people may be captivated by it, I'm a Psychology student and I know that this is not plausible. Intelligence levels are different from person to person, and it's just impossible to have the entire human species acquire a single, extraordinarily high level. Individual differences, for both intelligence and personality, are something that can't be erased that easily, so I was highly sceptical about this premise. Also, what everyone showcases in this comics is a remarkable talent to invent gadgets and be super scienscey. But those are not the only activity that intelligent people can do, and intelligence isn't only about science and math. My small rant having been made, I must say that, beyond the worldbuilding, the plot felt... Uh. Boring, for me. Lots of other people loved it, but I can't count myself among them. One of the reasons why I think that I didn't enjoy this is the main character himself. Robbie is, at his best moments, just meh, and sometimes such a rude boy that I wish I could slap him. What I liked was the bond he shared with his mom, who is the only person that he doesn't treat badly. But I really disliked his attitude towards Daphne. Daphne herself was nice, but her character development was approximately.... None. Zero. Nule. I must also mention the scientific slang and technical explanations. Although it does show that the author has made an effort to learn about what he's writing about, it doesn't really belong in the story.. I feel like it would be too much if kids are the ones reading the graphic novel. Considering that it doesn't add much to the plot... It was almost as dense to read as the text boxes. There was a LOT of text, and sometimes it really begged me not to read on. Besides, the art style isn't right up my alley, so I couldn't enjoy it much. I give it a second star, though, because of the diversity (the MC and his mom are BIPOC) and the lovely doggo.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    The basic premise of this book is that lemonade, ordinary lemoade is better then any other drink, no matter how odd it is, and if it is made by a mad genius. That good lemonade makes you feel so alive, and like dancing. I can get behind that. But I think this book is not written for me, because although I appreciate the humor of Captain Underpants, and I have liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, both of which are referred to in the description of this book, I found this book was a bit too much over the to The basic premise of this book is that lemonade, ordinary lemoade is better then any other drink, no matter how odd it is, and if it is made by a mad genius. That good lemonade makes you feel so alive, and like dancing. I can get behind that. But I think this book is not written for me, because although I appreciate the humor of Captain Underpants, and I have liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, both of which are referred to in the description of this book, I found this book was a bit too much over the top, and a bit too complicated, and a bit too crazy and boring. It is almost as though it went off the rails and never came back, which is fine, but it didn't work for me. But if you like mad scientists who want to make the perfect artificial lemonade so they can take over the world, then go for it. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lost in Book Land

    Welcome Back! It’s almost Christmas and I am still spending a ton of time reading. As we get closer and closer to the holiday the work load on my plate for school, work, etc… get a bit smaller and I feel like I can spend so much more time reading. I also feel like there are so many books from this year, I that I bought, or earmarked to read because I was so excited about them but time was not on my side and now I have more free time and I am reading tons and tons of books. (I counted it up the ot Welcome Back! It’s almost Christmas and I am still spending a ton of time reading. As we get closer and closer to the holiday the work load on my plate for school, work, etc… get a bit smaller and I feel like I can spend so much more time reading. I also feel like there are so many books from this year, I that I bought, or earmarked to read because I was so excited about them but time was not on my side and now I have more free time and I am reading tons and tons of books. (I counted it up the other day and currently, this will be my best reading month in a long time and perhaps all year). I was hopeful at the start of the month that I might somehow be able to hit my Goodreads goal still but that is not going to happen (not this year but it will next year)! So in the meantime I am just really enjoying reading a bunch of books I did not have time for earlier in the year! Recently, I wanted to read a new graphic novel or manga, I wanted something I could pick up and finish in one day. So I went over to my Netgalley and noticed I had this one on my shelf! SPOILERS AHEAD Robbie is a super super genius and he has made a lemonade machine that can make any flavor lemonade any one asks for. This is going great until a new neighbor arrives one day and their daughter sets up an old fashioned lemonade stand. Soon Robbie and this new girl become nemesis as her lemonade stand becomes popular and his loses business. From there Robbie’s problems only mount when his mom loses her job! Can Robbie get his lemonade stand profitable again or will this new rivalry take over this super super geniuses time. I really enjoyed my time with this graphic novel. The story was a fun adventure of lemonade stands, the future, and business rivalry. I particularly enjoyed the colors and illustrations in this graphic novel, the colors were all bright and seemed to pop off the page in each panel. I am really glad I finally got an opportunity to pick this graphic novel up and I look forward to whatever might come next from this author! Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars **Thank you so much to the publisher for the Netgalley E-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Readwithethel

    An scientific and cute graphic novel Key words: middle grade, coding, educational, graphic novel, science-fiction This story was not what I was expecting. I don’t know exactly what I was imagining but I know it wasn’t that. The story is quite interesting overall but I wasn’t convinced by it. The characters are quite cute and funny but I didn’t get attach to them. Robbie has to learn from his mistakes but I am not sure he does by the end of the book. Moreover, the character of Daphne is not develop An scientific and cute graphic novel Key words: middle grade, coding, educational, graphic novel, science-fiction This story was not what I was expecting. I don’t know exactly what I was imagining but I know it wasn’t that. The story is quite interesting overall but I wasn’t convinced by it. The characters are quite cute and funny but I didn’t get attach to them. Robbie has to learn from his mistakes but I am not sure he does by the end of the book. Moreover, the character of Daphne is not developed enough I think, even though she is one of the main secondary character. The story happens in a futuristic world and even though the boy is young, he knows about a lot of scientific things. Hence, there is a quite a few scientific explanations such as what is string theory so I am not sure middle grade readers would be interesting and would understand everything. At the same time, the story is a bit confusing. That is why I am not sure I would recommend it; I am not sure which audience would read it. On a more positive note, I enjoyed the drawings, this cartoonish style that suits the comic well. Overall, I liked this graphic novel but I wasn’t completely hooked. 3/5 Thank you Netgalley for this eArc in exchange of my honest opinion.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Darren Vogt

    I'll start this by saying I'm a big fan of the artist, Jey Odin's work, and have been for a while. I was very excited to pick up a full graphic novel's worth of his work, and that alone is worth the price of admission for me. I feel like the strengths and weaknesses of the book are both in how cartoony it all is. The art and the characters are fun because they're so cartoony and outlandish (I particularly liked Researcher, the dog, and his characterization), but the writing is a bit hard-to-read I'll start this by saying I'm a big fan of the artist, Jey Odin's work, and have been for a while. I was very excited to pick up a full graphic novel's worth of his work, and that alone is worth the price of admission for me. I feel like the strengths and weaknesses of the book are both in how cartoony it all is. The art and the characters are fun because they're so cartoony and outlandish (I particularly liked Researcher, the dog, and his characterization), but the writing is a bit hard-to-read at times, whether it's because characters do a lot of wordplay that would likely SOUND a lot funnier than it reads (in some cases, the jokes were a character using the same word two or three times, but bolded or italicized for different inflections), because of one character in particular (Rocko) whose words are pretty much indecipherable due to his manner of speech, or because much of the plot involves rapping (reading a rap in comic book form is just not ideal, versus actually listening to it.) Suffice it to say that a number of times I wished I had been watching this as a cartoon instead of reading it as a comic.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Karam (bookishskippy)

    3 stars super cute about how these 2 kids set up a stall to sell lemonade in their town. I did not know that you have to be so precise in terms of how much lemons you need to put in. This was a hilarious book and i enjoyed the illustrations though it was small at times. Thank you Netgalley for making this arc book in an exchange of a honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Becky B

    Robbie, mad scientist and super, super genius, has decided to open a lemonade stand. It’s state of the art, served at the perfect temperature, and comes in any flavor you can dream up. He’s making a killing with it. But then, Daphne, a new neighbor girl, opens up a very basic lemonade stand across the street and actually starts stealing his business! Of course, this means war. And a lemonade stand war involving a mad scientist is sure to get pretty epically crazy. This was a very fun new twist on Robbie, mad scientist and super, super genius, has decided to open a lemonade stand. It’s state of the art, served at the perfect temperature, and comes in any flavor you can dream up. He’s making a killing with it. But then, Daphne, a new neighbor girl, opens up a very basic lemonade stand across the street and actually starts stealing his business! Of course, this means war. And a lemonade stand war involving a mad scientist is sure to get pretty epically crazy. This was a very fun new twist on the ol’ kid mad scientist thing. It actually gets pretty thick in the scientifically theoretical realm deep in the plot, but even readers who can’t follow what in the world Robbie is talking about (which half the time is the case with all mad scientists, right?) you can still figure out the main gist of what is going on. I really like Robbie’s Doctor Mama who is also a mad scientist, but who can still lay down the law and set little mad scientists straight. Definitely purchasing this for my school. I know several students who will love this seriously sciency (and musical) lemonade stand battle. Notes on content: No language issues. No sexual content. Robbie gets two black eyes (the first from a bully who is eventually scared off, and the second from Daphne and his mom says he totally deserved it for the way he treated her). Nanotech threatens to take over the world…but things eventually get resolved peacefully. I received an ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Animesh Das (Booksandbeard)

    Title- Lemonade Code Written By: Jarod Pratt Illustration: Jey Odin Genre: Graphic Novel Publisher: Oni Press Rating: 4.5/5 stars Jarod Pratt's Lemonade Code is funny, interesting and addictive. It takes us on a virtual journey to future, at the city of Detroit where little Robbie lives with his mom Dr. Mama. Robbie has a penchant for coding and he wants to be a Mad scientist and help his mom to finish her project.  The place where Robbie lives has changed significantly over the years. With the advance Title- Lemonade Code Written By: Jarod Pratt Illustration: Jey Odin Genre: Graphic Novel Publisher: Oni Press Rating: 4.5/5 stars Jarod Pratt's Lemonade Code is funny, interesting and addictive. It takes us on a virtual journey to future, at the city of Detroit where little Robbie lives with his mom Dr. Mama. Robbie has a penchant for coding and he wants to be a Mad scientist and help his mom to finish her project.  The place where Robbie lives has changed significantly over the years. With the advancement of science and tech, now they have hoverboards, flying cars, robopets and all the other cool gadgets you can dream. To help her mom in her mission, Robbie has started a lemonade shop at the frontyard.  But this is now ordinary stall!! Here you can get lemonade of any flavour you want!! Whether it is the flavour of chocolate or pizza or defeat and sadness, Automatista, the robot at the stall can give you any flavour you want.  Interesting!! Isn't it?? But then comes the real problem! A new girl named Daphne arrives at the locality with her old-fashioned lemonade stall.  Would Daphne be able to sell more lemonade than Robbie? What would happen when Robbie and Daphne would start a lemonade war to defeat the other? To get the answers you have to read the book. Review:  I loved the way the writer has presented the story. Also it was absolutely amazing to witness the unconditional love and  bonding Robbie shares with his mother. Illustrator Jey Odin has done a fabulous job in bringing the story to life with the mastery of his art. As far as the character construction is concerned it is good. Though I was looking for a bit more twist in the plot. Overall, it was a fascinating experience going through the work. I give this work 4.5 stars for the storyline, illustration and overall presentation. Happy Reading 

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    ARC Review: Lemonade Code by Jarod Pratt 4/5 I received a free copy of this graphic novel from NetGalley.com and the publisher to read and review. In a future that is full of genius-as-baseline-intellect, mad scientist Robbie just wants to make lemonade. That is, he wants to let his automatista run the lemonade stand he's made that can recreate any taste in the world. In fact, he's offered up a free summer of lemonade for anyone that can outsmart his machine. That should be easy money, but suddenly ARC Review: Lemonade Code by Jarod Pratt 4/5 I received a free copy of this graphic novel from NetGalley.com and the publisher to read and review. In a future that is full of genius-as-baseline-intellect, mad scientist Robbie just wants to make lemonade. That is, he wants to let his automatista run the lemonade stand he's made that can recreate any taste in the world. In fact, he's offered up a free summer of lemonade for anyone that can outsmart his machine. That should be easy money, but suddenly, there's a new lemonade stand right across the street, run by a new neighbor, Daphne Du-ri. Robbie is worried, and wants to end her, but his Mama (DOCTOR Mama) says no. But Robbie now had a new arch-nemesis, and her lemonade makes everyone happy. What does that mean for Robbie's lemonade stand? Well, the customers leave, and now he has even more reason to want to take Daphne down. This was a cute, and intelligent, graphic novel, and I enjoyed it immensely. The art style was impressively done, and I loved the interplay between Daphne and Robbie from the start. They go through a lot, and who's the hero and why might surprise you. All in all, it's a fun little read, and at 164 pages, it won't take too long to get through.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I received an eARC courtesy of Oni Press & NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Hilarity and madness run amuck in a story about the cutthroat business of lemonade stands. Kids are going to really enjoy this one. With well-drawn illustrations and diverse characters, this is one story that fans of graphics, science and mad science aren't going to want to miss. For libraries: Definitely worth purchasing. I received an eARC courtesy of Oni Press & NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Hilarity and madness run amuck in a story about the cutthroat business of lemonade stands. Kids are going to really enjoy this one. With well-drawn illustrations and diverse characters, this is one story that fans of graphics, science and mad science aren't going to want to miss. For libraries: Definitely worth purchasing.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tonja Drecker

    After reading the blurb, I was excited to give this one a read...but to say it wasn't anything like I expected would be an understatement. Robbie is a super-amazing, over-the-top genius. But he has a problem. His secret project has run out of funds. So, to help out, he creates a very special lemonade stand, where there isn't a flavor that his automatista can't create. It's an amazing stand, and it catches even more attention...and money...than he could have hoped for. When a cute girl opens a ver After reading the blurb, I was excited to give this one a read...but to say it wasn't anything like I expected would be an understatement. Robbie is a super-amazing, over-the-top genius. But he has a problem. His secret project has run out of funds. So, to help out, he creates a very special lemonade stand, where there isn't a flavor that his automatista can't create. It's an amazing stand, and it catches even more attention...and money...than he could have hoped for. When a cute girl opens a very simple lemonade stand across the street, he declares war, especially when she starts winning over customers with her very simple recipe. It took me a few pages to fall into the flow on this tale. The science fiction is heavy, and Robbie is more of a mad scientist than a kid. So, when this one starts out with a blast into high-tech, a genius Dr. Mama, and a boy, who is more than just a little energetic about inventions...it threw me for a bit. But after I got a handle on the direction this book takes, things flowed much better. Just don't pick up this one and expect any sort of normality because it's not there. This tale is fast-paced and races from one scene into the next. Robbie is all over the place, but it fits his character well, considering his mind must be one busy space. When he sees competition pop-up across the street, it's understandable that he'd be a bit protective and not overly friendly. Unfortunately, Robbie's head is so much in his own realm that he goes beyond normal rudeness, and despite the girl's positive nature, is simply a big, selfish jerk, who only shows kindness to his mother. It makes him very hard to like even when he does help 'save the world' at the end. He starts as a brat and ends as one, too. The girl is cute, though, and the dog definitely earns bonus points.. As to the illustrations, these are bright, bold and do bring the story to life. The scenes are well placed and allow the visual story to build with the written text. Like the tale itself, these sometimes were on the frantic end...but then, this one doesn't have a calm plot. The text blocks on the illustrations, unfortunately, hit the heavy side. I found myself skipping more than just a couple of them. I'm not sure the intended audience will take the time to read all of them, either. Plus, there are more than a couple heavier, scientific terms, which will be beyond what many of this age group can understand. However, I do appreciate how the author filtered these in with a fun plot. They just will go over some readers' heads. All in all, this is an imagination packed read, which races through an original and exciting adventure. There are more than a few unexpected twists, and lemonade takes on an entirely new meaning after this book is done. Just don't pick it up with the expectation that it will have anything to do with how usual kids might stage a lemonade stand war. I received an ARC copy.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jill Jemmett

    Robbie is a genius and a mad scientist. He created a robot that could make lemonade with any flavor imaginable. As soon as he opens his lemonade stand, another stand opens across the street by a new girl, Daphne. Once one of his customers tries her lemonade, everyone leaves Robbie’s stand to support Daphne. However, after Robbie’s mother tries Daphne’s lemonade, he realizes there is something in her drink that makes people become obsessed with it. Robbie has to use his coding and mad scientist s Robbie is a genius and a mad scientist. He created a robot that could make lemonade with any flavor imaginable. As soon as he opens his lemonade stand, another stand opens across the street by a new girl, Daphne. Once one of his customers tries her lemonade, everyone leaves Robbie’s stand to support Daphne. However, after Robbie’s mother tries Daphne’s lemonade, he realizes there is something in her drink that makes people become obsessed with it. Robbie has to use his coding and mad scientist skills to figure out what is happening with Daphne’s lemonade. This story started out really strong. It’s set in the future, where people use hoverboards and robots. It was still relatable since the kids created a lemonade stand, which is such a common activity for children. The story got complicated when Robbie had to use code to figure out the secret behind the lemonade. I don’t know much about coding, but I’m sure kids who are interested in it will like this story. This graphic novel was a little text heavy. I liked that there was a lot of text and description because sometimes graphic novels don’t have enough words. However, this may have worked better as a novel. I found some of the technical coding parts confusing and wordy. If there was simpler language or if it was explained more, I would have gotten more out of this story. This is a great graphic novel for middle grade readers who are interested in coding. Thank you Oni Press for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shannon McGalliard

    This Graphic Novel is about a young boy, who is a mad scientist, and the new girl living on the street, competing against each other selling lemonade. The plot was enjoyable and shares the message that Original Lemonade is the best. You don’t always need lots of fancy ingredients, sometimes plain and normal is what people want. I really enjoyed the art style and use of bright colours in the illustrations. However, I found there was just a bit too much text boxes. At times I felt they were too much This Graphic Novel is about a young boy, who is a mad scientist, and the new girl living on the street, competing against each other selling lemonade. The plot was enjoyable and shares the message that Original Lemonade is the best. You don’t always need lots of fancy ingredients, sometimes plain and normal is what people want. I really enjoyed the art style and use of bright colours in the illustrations. However, I found there was just a bit too much text boxes. At times I felt they were too much and took over the page, making it look squashed and too busy. They took my attention away from the speech bubbles and illustrations. Also, the science-speak was a bit much and confused me at times, which made me not enjoy the story as much as I could have. By the middle of the book, I was just skimming the text boxes, almost just reading them to get them out of the way. Overall, I enjoyed this book but it wasn’t something that completely hooked me. I gave it 3 stars.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    Netgalley provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I didn't really read the blurb for this one, so I wasn't really sure what I was going to get. And while there are some unique and interesting pieces (a world where mad scientists reign supreme, a lemonade stand-off, crazy technology, a rap battle with a swarm of robot bugs), I just didn't enjoy the story that much. It seems aimed at young readers, but some of the science is so complex and advanced that even I, as an adult, Netgalley provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I didn't really read the blurb for this one, so I wasn't really sure what I was going to get. And while there are some unique and interesting pieces (a world where mad scientists reign supreme, a lemonade stand-off, crazy technology, a rap battle with a swarm of robot bugs), I just didn't enjoy the story that much. It seems aimed at young readers, but some of the science is so complex and advanced that even I, as an adult, felt my eyes glazing over at times. And sure, maybe it's supposed to be aimed at readers who know a lot about science, but it's disappointing that it couldn't appeal to those who are just interested or maybe not as science-oriented. Not sure I'll purchase this one for my library. I can see many of my students being excited by the artwork and then completely skipping all of the written words.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Karen Kline

    Robbie is a coder and a science genius kid. He is inspired by his scientist mom. He has created an AI robot he calls his "automatista," and the robot can infuse any imaginable flavor into lemonade. Robbie sells his wears from his booth in the front yard. Folx line up to ask for wild and crazy infusions like "bat wing" lemonade and "hamburger" lemonade and it gets crazier by the page. New neighbor Daphne moves in across the street, and she is excited to get to know Robbie and all about his creati Robbie is a coder and a science genius kid. He is inspired by his scientist mom. He has created an AI robot he calls his "automatista," and the robot can infuse any imaginable flavor into lemonade. Robbie sells his wears from his booth in the front yard. Folx line up to ask for wild and crazy infusions like "bat wing" lemonade and "hamburger" lemonade and it gets crazier by the page. New neighbor Daphne moves in across the street, and she is excited to get to know Robbie and all about his creative process. Robbie is not interested in Daphne's enthusiasm, but when she starts selling lemonade from her own stand and doing it the old fashioned way Robbie has to find out what's going on BECAUSE Daphne is poaching some of his customers and more. The art by Jey Odin is outstanding and adds lots of subtle and not-so-subtle and hilarious graphic nuances to the story. STEM and #diversevoices fans will definitely want to pick this up.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marion Jones

    Based on the title of the graphic novel, I knew it would have something to do with lemonade. Little did I know that the title does actually depict the content contained within. It is an interesting story with great graphics and some science thrown in, as well. If you like futuristic themes, then you will find the story of Robbie, Dr. Mama and Daphne to be interesting. I did find it to be a bit confusing at time, and I am concerned that the scientific theory may be a bit much for a middle school Based on the title of the graphic novel, I knew it would have something to do with lemonade. Little did I know that the title does actually depict the content contained within. It is an interesting story with great graphics and some science thrown in, as well. If you like futuristic themes, then you will find the story of Robbie, Dr. Mama and Daphne to be interesting. I did find it to be a bit confusing at time, and I am concerned that the scientific theory may be a bit much for a middle school audience, but I could be wrong. I was overjoyed to see the diversity contained within this graphic novel. We definitely need more of this. The drawings are well developed, and the style suits the novel well. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more by this author. Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    DeAnne

    *I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley. The premise of this one sounded fun to me, and that was exactly what I was looking for. In this story we follow Robbie, who lauds himself as a super genius, and the story is the perfect example of the responsibility that comes with power. We follow Robbie as he competes in the realm of lemonade stands, his being super futuristic and able to provide any flavor and his neighbor, Daphne's being classic lemonade. He's determined to find *I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley. The premise of this one sounded fun to me, and that was exactly what I was looking for. In this story we follow Robbie, who lauds himself as a super genius, and the story is the perfect example of the responsibility that comes with power. We follow Robbie as he competes in the realm of lemonade stands, his being super futuristic and able to provide any flavor and his neighbor, Daphne's being classic lemonade. He's determined to find out what she's doing to bring in customers and make them so happy, sure that something nefarious is afoot. This was a fun adventure that was full of quirky characters, friendly rivalry and many mad scientists - it was an enjoyable and fun.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Achu Aswathi

    Lemonade code where a boy named Robbie tries to fund his secret project by selling flavoured lemonade. He is genius boy knowing a lot of science and created a machine to serve different flavoured lemonade but there was a girl Daphne who was selling old-style lemonade who became his rival and he was so rude and want to find out why everyone loved her lemonade and rest of the story more of code, fireflies, lemonade dimension, mad music, Robbie calls himself a mad scientist and the world was shown Lemonade code where a boy named Robbie tries to fund his secret project by selling flavoured lemonade. He is genius boy knowing a lot of science and created a machine to serve different flavoured lemonade but there was a girl Daphne who was selling old-style lemonade who became his rival and he was so rude and want to find out why everyone loved her lemonade and rest of the story more of code, fireflies, lemonade dimension, mad music, Robbie calls himself a mad scientist and the world was shown so different it was not the age where smartphones are used, they use VRooms for conversation. Robbies's mama was also doing some secret project. I felt something was missing in the last half of the book. First half was really good and I loved the Illustrations.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Read more graphic novel reviews at The Graphic Library. In a not-so-distant future, or perhaps an alternate dimension, everyone is gifted in science and math. Robbie is no exception - he’s a super, super genius. Mad scientist Robbie decides to create a state of the art lemonade stand that will mix customers any flavor lemonade they want. His profits will help fund his super secret genius project. But when new girl, Daphne Du-Ri sets up her lemonade stand right across the street, she derails all Read more graphic novel reviews at The Graphic Library. In a not-so-distant future, or perhaps an alternate dimension, everyone is gifted in science and math. Robbie is no exception - he’s a super, super genius. Mad scientist Robbie decides to create a state of the art lemonade stand that will mix customers any flavor lemonade they want. His profits will help fund his super secret genius project. But when new girl, Daphne Du-Ri sets up her lemonade stand right across the street, she derails all of Robbie's plans. Her lemonade somehow resonates with people, and they can't get enough, while with his, the gimmick is sure to wear off. Robbie and Daphne go head-to-head in a battle for the neighborhood's very soul. The first half of this story is really sweet and fun. There are some great humorous moments as Robbie gets more and more frustrated. Robbie is a good kid despite being an evil genius. He helps his mom out by giving her half of what he raises, all so that she can hopefully find a job she hates a little less, and get back to her plots to take over the world. Then, Daphne punches Robbie, and the science bits start to get a little crazy. Robbie finds himself sinking deeper into his subconscious, and he becomes attuned to Daphne's lemonade, and he has some epiphanies about binary and other, more complex codes. We finally get to see Robbie's super evil invention, and the entire concept of it is a little confusing to me. Nevertheless, the tidy ending will leave you with some warm fuzzies to go along with your head scratching. Odin's art is bright and beautiful. The facial expressions of the two leads are extremely animated. The character designs are vivid and varied, which was especially appreciated in the large crowd scenes. This book was a delight to look at. Oni Press rates this for Middle Grades. Aside from the complicated coding and science-y bits, I think any middle grade student would be drawn to this story. Those with a love for coding already will definitely enjoy the second half of the book. Sara's Rating: 7/10 Suitability Level: Grades 6-8

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nessa

    Thank you @netgalley for the eARC! I was a bit disappointed with this story because I was so excited to read it. I thought it was a bit too confusing with all the talk about coding and I was basically skimming by the second half of the book. I really loved the art but some of the characters were a bit of a miss. I really didn't like Robbie, I thought he was so egotistical and rude to everyone except his mama. I loved her though cause she was so great and she was the only person who could put Rob Thank you @netgalley for the eARC! I was a bit disappointed with this story because I was so excited to read it. I thought it was a bit too confusing with all the talk about coding and I was basically skimming by the second half of the book. I really loved the art but some of the characters were a bit of a miss. I really didn't like Robbie, I thought he was so egotistical and rude to everyone except his mama. I loved her though cause she was so great and she was the only person who could put Robbie in his place. Also what was up with how the bully talked because that was so confusing too. I really wish I enjoyed this book more but sadly it fell a bit short.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Graphic Novel I received an electronic ARC from Oni Press. Middle grade readers will appreciate the mad science and the humor intertwined in this book. Robbie is a super genius kid who has created the ultimate automated lemonade stand. Unfortunately, his new neighbor Daphne sets up her own old fashioned stand across the street. The war is on. Plenty of science slipped in with the adventures. Robbie saves the day but is grounded anyway as his actions caused the chaos. Highly detailed artwork enhance Graphic Novel I received an electronic ARC from Oni Press. Middle grade readers will appreciate the mad science and the humor intertwined in this book. Robbie is a super genius kid who has created the ultimate automated lemonade stand. Unfortunately, his new neighbor Daphne sets up her own old fashioned stand across the street. The war is on. Plenty of science slipped in with the adventures. Robbie saves the day but is grounded anyway as his actions caused the chaos. Highly detailed artwork enhances the storyline.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Hal

    arc provided to me by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF I really am not a fan of the art style and the actual story wasn’t keeping my attention. I found our main character to be irritating and I just didn’t feel connected enough to want to finish out this story. I am still very thankful and appreciative for the opportunity to read this one! I’m sure a younger audience will have a blast with it!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Amy Wilson

    This was so much fun! I think this is great for kids and adults alike. Think 'Dexters Labratory' for a new generation. I found all of the characters instantly likeable and interesting but I especially adored the dynamic between the main character and his mother. Some of the scientific/coding details got to be a little much for me but overall I really enjoyed it and I think it will be a big hit with tweens. This was so much fun! I think this is great for kids and adults alike. Think 'Dexters Labratory' for a new generation. I found all of the characters instantly likeable and interesting but I especially adored the dynamic between the main character and his mother. Some of the scientific/coding details got to be a little much for me but overall I really enjoyed it and I think it will be a big hit with tweens.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Amelia

    Overall this was an enjoyable read. I liked the bright art style and thought it would be perfect for a younger audience. I loved the characters and I think the relationship between the boy and his mama was really cool and unique to see in books for a younger demographic. My only issue was that I found the comic slides were a bit too word heavy for me and I found myself skipping parts and not reading every word

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Interesting premise, but it all gets a bit confusing and I was a little lost at times. I liked the relationship between Robbie and his Mama, although Robbie himself was a little hard to have sympathy for at times! The artwork was good, I wish they'd let that tell a bit more of the story instead of lots of text. There's definitely shelf appeal here for a school library Thank you to the publishers and Netgalley for the ebook to review Interesting premise, but it all gets a bit confusing and I was a little lost at times. I liked the relationship between Robbie and his Mama, although Robbie himself was a little hard to have sympathy for at times! The artwork was good, I wish they'd let that tell a bit more of the story instead of lots of text. There's definitely shelf appeal here for a school library Thank you to the publishers and Netgalley for the ebook to review

  26. 4 out of 5

    April Chauvin

    This is a great middle school book perfect for kids that want to see a lot of pictures and graphics. This book can be great for kids and adults. It was fun and fast paced.book with lots of excitement over lemonade and science. The kids in the library would love to have this book. I will def. look into purchasing for the library. Thank you to netgalley and Oni Press for the ARC of this book for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Caroline Lewis

    I was enjoying this until I got about a third of the way through then I lost interest. It was a little too complicated and drawn out. Although it is a graphic novel rather than manga, I think it would appeal to readers who like manga where there is lots of action and you need to fill in some of the gaps. I received this arc from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Maryjo

    I received an advanced copy of this book from Oni Press. Really enjoyed this story! Filled with fun characters and silly hijinks! Plus, readers get a great message about the importance of STEM. Written by a Black artist with characters of color as main characters! Will be purchasing this one for our collection, love that this will appeal to the boys who read our Junior graphic novels.

  29. 5 out of 5

    J.D. DeHart

    Jarod Pratt’s Lemonade Code is a book brimming with creativity, and I would readily and enthusiastically share this book with readers young and old. I loved the unique style the artist brings to the page!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Natasha | readalongwithnat

    I received a free eARC from Netgalley and Oni Press in exchange for my honest review. This book was fine, but I didn't love it? I think folks who really like science and coding will probably like this one, but it didn't really do it for me. I received a free eARC from Netgalley and Oni Press in exchange for my honest review. This book was fine, but I didn't love it? I think folks who really like science and coding will probably like this one, but it didn't really do it for me.

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