Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bras & Broomsticks

Mlynowski, Sarah. Bras & Broomsticks. Bras

New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 2005. Print.

Annotation: Living in New York City with her mother and her younger sister, Miri, fourteen-year-old Rachel tries to persuade Miri, who has recently become a witch, to help her become popular at school and to try to stop their divorced father's wedding.

Booktalk: Rachel thinks that magic can be the answer to all her problems. Although she thinks that it is completely unfair that her young sister Miri got the powers she will just have to convince her to work on spells that will solve her problems like:

1. Making her popular and on the A-list crowd

2. Getting on the dance team for the most important event at her school.

3. Having a perfect complexion.

4. Getting a boyfriend and taking her to Spring Fling.

5. Canceling her father’s wedding

Yes, Rachel thinks this is going to be her year to shine. But what if magic doesn’t really fix problems just makes bigger messes?

Honors & Awards

· Summer Children’s Book Sense Picks

· Kentucky Bluegrass Master List

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YA voice: Pearl, age 12

I read "Chick Lit" because I find it entertaining occasionally, though it can get repetitive.
I like to read it because when you read a book for the first time you practically feel an adrenaline rush as the story unfolds and when you read the book the second or third time it feels like an old friend is welcoming you to read their story.

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