Book Reviews of Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan, Bk 1)

Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan, Bk 1)
Bras and Broomsticks - Magic in Manhattan, Bk 1
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
ISBN-13: 9780385731843
ISBN-10: 0385731841
Publication Date: 6/13/2006
Pages: 311
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan, Bk 1) on + 259 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Very cute story. I enjoyed watching the mess Rachel gets herself into, though her intentions start out good. I'm eager to get my hands on the rest of this series to see how she ends up.
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Helpful Score: 2
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Being fourteen is hard work--and nobody knows that better than Rache Weinstein. She's got a major crush on the two most popular guys in school, Raf and Mick; she's been dumped by her best friend since preschool, Jewel, and instead has hooked up with not-so-popular Tammy; she's got the rhythm of a baboon and so didn't get to audition for her school's all-important fashion show; she's a quasi B-lister instead of a coveted A-lister; her dad is getting ready to marry the most annoying soon-to-be-stepmother in the world; and now, to top things off, she's found out that her younger sister, Miri, is a witch. Seems mom is a witch, too, her decided to live life without her powers, and Miri's inherited her mom's special gift.

Oh, the horror, the unfairness, the indignity! Not only did Miri get the boobs, but now she got the special super powers! Miri, who makes anal retentive, obsessive-compulsive list-makers look like chaos magnets, can now do just about anything she sets her mind to. Things which include, with a little bit of nudging from Rachel, giving her big sister a dancing-is-my-friend spell, getting their dad to break up with STBSM, and banishing pimples from their lives once and for all.

Things don't work out exactly as planned, though, the way things tend to do when you mess with the powers that be. Just when Rachel thinks she's finally got it all--smooth skin, a hunky maybe-boyfriend, a spot in the coolest gig in school, a dad and mom that could be getting back together--things come crashing down.

BRAS & BROOMSTICKS is an absolute riot! I loved this first book in a new series by Sarah Mlynowski. Rachel and Miri make great sisters, the situations Rachel gets herself into are hilarious, and the overall feeling is that life is hard, but sometimes you just have to deal with it.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great YA novel. It's about a girl named Rachel that wants nothing other than to be in the A list crowd. Then she finds out her sister has magical gifts. Rachel does everything in her power to get her sister to use her gifts to help her be popular and to stop their dad's upcoming wedding with the evil stepmother. I would recommend this book. It's great and a fast read.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Being fourteen is hard work--and nobody knows that better than Rache Weinstein. She's got a major crush on the two most popular guys in school, Raf and Mick; she's been dumped by her best friend since preschool, Jewel, and instead has hooked up with not-so-popular Tammy; she's got the rhythm of a baboon and so didn't get to audition for her school's all-important fashion show; she's a quasi B-lister instead of a coveted A-lister; her dad is getting ready to marry the most annoying soon-to-be-stepmother in the world; and now, to top things off, she's found out that her younger sister, Miri, is a witch. Seems mom is a witch, too, her decided to live life without her powers, and Miri's inherited her mom's special gift.

Oh, the horror, the unfairness, the indignity! Not only did Miri get the boobs, but now she got the special super powers! Miri, who makes anal retentive, obsessive-compulsive list-makers look like chaos magnets, can now do just about anything she sets her mind to. Things which include, with a little bit of nudging from Rachel, giving her big sister a dancing-is-my-friend spell, getting their dad to break up with STBSM, and banishing pimples from their lives once and for all.

Things don't work out exactly as planned, though, the way things tend to do when you mess with the powers that be. Just when Rachel thinks she's finally got it all--smooth skin, a hunky maybe-boyfriend, a spot in the coolest gig in school, a dad and mom that could be getting back together--things come crashing down.

BRAS & BROOMSTICKS is an absolute riot! I loved this first book in a new series by Sarah Mlynowski. Rachel and Miri make great sisters, the situations Rachel gets herself into are hilarious, and the overall feeling is that life is hard, but sometimes you just have to deal with it. I can't wait for the next book, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, to be released!
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Great book for middle school aged girls.
reviewed Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
This is a great book. I absolutely loved it.
reviewed Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Really cute story that enjoyable to anyone no matter your age. Definitely can see a lot of problems that girls go through in this character's life and it's fun to see how she deals with it. Can't wait to read the next one!
reviewed Bras and Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Love this entire series, of course I like anything with fantasy relation but mixing it with all the awkward teenage angst.. perfection. If you want to read this I would recommend getting the other three as well they were easy reads when I read them in middle school.
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Great! Lots of fun
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I didn't care for this book