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Bras & Broomsticks (Magic In Manhattan) Hardcover – February 22, 2005

4.5 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in the Magic in Manhattan Series

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Grade 6-9 - Rachel Weinstein, 14, wants many things - she'd love to remain best buds with her newly popular friend Jewel, get a date to the Spring Fling, and stop her dad from marrying her "Soon To Be Step-Monster." When her younger sister, Miri, discovers that she is a witch, Rachel just knows that her dreams are within her grasp. Though the girls' mother warns them that magic can lead to unexpectedly harsh consequences, the sisters secretly come up with plan after plan to stop their father's wedding and help Rachel find popularity. The plot is fairly predictable, but Rachel's cheeky voice and painfully obvious desperation to make her life perfect keep her appealing. The relationship between the sisters is the book's real strength. The pain they feel at watching their father remarry is real, as is the vulnerability they show while trying scary new adult roles. Minor characters, while briefly sketched, seem like real people, though their development is clumsily handled at times, and bends more toward plot needs than true growth. This is a busy book, but winning characters rise above the chaos. A breezy read that is sure to be popular. - Sarah Couri, New York Public Library
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Gr. 6-9. When 14-year-old Rachel learns that Miri, her "vegetarian, socially inept little sister" and her divorced mother are witches, her reactions run the gamut from incredulity and annoyance that she isn't similarly gifted to shrewdness as she plans how her sister's abilities can be marshaled to solve a passel of problems. Can magic move Rachel to the popularity A list? Revive a fading friendship? Prevent her father from remarrying? Guarantee a date for the Spring Fling? Yes, . . . but not before Rachel and Miri learn the hard way that all spells have consequences. Despite the provocative title and Chick Lit-ish cover, this isn't just another breezy teen read. Mlynowski has a real ear for dialogue, and she displays a keen understanding of teen mores as she pokes fun at high-school cliques. Several lovely scenes break up the comedy, including one in which klutzy Rachel revels in her newfound coordination and the pleasure of dancing. Rachel is sassy, self-absorbed, shy and insecure, and her concerns will be comfortably familiar to readers. Chris Sherman
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
  • Series: Magic In Manhattan
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (February 22, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385731817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385731812
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,483,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sarah is the author of both the WHATEVER AFTER and MAGIC IN MANHATTAN series, as well as DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT (March 2014), MILKRUN, FISHBOWL, AS SEEN ON TV, MONKEY BUSINESS, GIMME A CALL, TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE) and HOW TO BE BAD (along with E.Lockhart and Lauren Myracle). Sarah's short stories and novellas include A LITTLE BIT BROKEN, A NICE FLING IS HARD TO FIND, KNOW IT ALL and CRUISIN'. Sarah also co-edited the bestselling chick-lit collections GIRLS' NIGHT IN and GIRLS' NIGHT OUT and co-wrote the first ever guide to writing chick lit, SEE JANE WRITE.

Sarah's books have been translated into twenty-one languages and optioned to Hollywood. She was born in Montreal but now lives and writes in New York City.

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Format: Hardcover
High School gets crazy for Rachel when she discovers her mother and younger sister are witches. But just because Rachel didn't inherit the magic doesn't mean she's not going to take advantage. Goody-to-shoes Miri doesn't want to use her powers but when Rachel talks her into using magic to break up their dad and soon to be step mom all bets are off. Soon Miri is cooking up clear skin concoctions and potions to help Rachel dance so she can be in the schools Fashion Show. But soon the Fashion Show and being part of the A-List take over Rachel's life and she starts to forget what's really important.

This is Sarah Mlynowski first teen novel and she doesn't disappoint. Despite the supernatural aspect, Rachel is your typical freshmen just trying to fit in. The book is filled with humor and laugh out loud moments that keep you entertained. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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Format: Paperback
My mom has ALWAYS been a fan of Sarah Mlynowski, unfortunetly these are the only children's books she has! I really hope that Sarah writes another book!

I started to read Bra's and Broomsticks when my friend Sammik (sam) told me that it was the best book that she's EVER read! So, she let me borrow it, and I read the first 4 chapters in ONE day! Then I told my mom that I had to get it!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, she let me get it, and I became an addict to the book, I just couldn't put in down, now I'm 1/2 way through the 2nd book, Spells and Sleepingbags!

This book is about a teenage girl named Rachel, and she has somewhat been a nobody her whole life. And yet, she finds out that her more developed sister is a witch! She finds out that it's passed down in your family jeans, but for some reason Rachel doesn't get powers! Now that her sister has powers, she starts to use her sister...

1. They try to stop her dad from marring a woman who's like Cruela Devil, they call her STB (soon to be)

2. They give Rachel a killer dance move potion

3. They try to get their dad to fall back in love with they're mother, who has been secretly crushing on him ever since they divorced

4,5,6,7 MANY MANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE THIS BOOK

<3 *dana*
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Format: Paperback
Rachel is 14. She lives on Manhattan and worries about boys, clothes, and school -in the same order. Things stop being normal when Rachel discovers that her mom and young sister are witches and have magic abilities. Could she use it to her advantage? Even better, could she have these abilities?
The book is fun and easy reading for tweens and teen girls, with magic twist to otherwise standard plot and conflicts.
My daughter enjoyed this book, as well as the others in these series, but we decided to borrow them, not to buy. We did it mainly based on my kid's definition of "I would probably not re-read this book", and I agreed with her, that it would lose most of the charm on the second reading.
Unless you have more than two readers for these series, or you are hard fan of chick lit, I would recommend borrowing the book at the library instead of buying it.
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Format: Hardcover
Rachel's best friend Jewel (Bee Bee) has just dumped her to become part of the ultra cool fashion show. also Rachel's sister Miri has just been blessed with magical powers!Rachel feels all alone and turns to Miri to one: help Rachel become part of the fashion show, two:to stop their dad from marrying the evil but beautiful STB(soon to be step monster) and 3: to gain the attention of the two loves of her life: Raf and Mick.

this enchanting story follows a fourteen year old teenager in her quest to look good and be popular. i loved this book because it was so hilarious and had many sticky situations going on at once. it was a magical tale that got my attention straight away and i couldn't put the book down! everyone who loves light-hearted teenage mischef would defiantely love this book
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There are plenty of stories out there about a young girl becoming a witch, learning how to control her powers, and embracing her destiny. What about being the only girl in the female who is NOT a witch?

Rachel thinks her life is pretty average - until she learns that her mother and her little sister Miri are witches and she is not. She's stuck being an ordinary high school girl while they're bonding over spells and potions. How unfair!

Maybe, though, she can get some of Miri's talents to rub off on her - or on her crush, to make his head finally turn her way. Filled with funny dialogue and pratfalls, great for fans of Bewitched and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, this series will leave readers spellbound!
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I smiled and laughed out loud so much with this one that my roomate couldn't wait for me to finish so she could get her hands on it. It's one of the better young adult books and totally believable. I had more fun with this book probably than anything else I've read. Couldn't wait to read the 2nd one!
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Sarah strikes again!

I've loved Sarah Mlynowski from day one, and this book is as fantastic as the rest of her fabulous works! I was leery of reading teen fiction (being in my mid-twenties), but I often forgot I was reading teen lit! The characters and storyline are both well-developed, the premise is adorable, and the end left me wanting more! (Luckily there's a sequel out in 2006: Frogs and French Kisses!) It wasn't "dummed down" for a younger audience, and yet Sarah flawlessly shyed away from topics not-quite-fit for the younger audience.

A definate must-read for Sarah fans and their young-adult offspring/friends/family! I'd recommend it to all!
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