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Publisher Comments:

What if all your wishes could come true? Blink your eyes, drink a fizzing pink potion, and poof! Life is perfect. Thats Rachels situation. Except shes not the one who suddenly has magical powers. Her younger sister is. And as Rachel would tell you, spellbooks are wasted on the young!

Yes, yes, of course world peace and cures for horrible diseases are important. But so is dancing without looking like shes being electrocuted, winning back her best friend, stopping her dads wedding, and finding a date for Spring Fling.

Rachels not bewitched. Yet. . . .

Review:

"Although its premise is not altogether original, Mlynowski's (Milkrun) novel starring a teenage witch, told from the point of view of her 14-year-old mortal sister, offers plenty of laughs and some deliciously complicated predicaments. The fun begins when narrator Rachel learns that her 'vegetarian, socially inept' 12-year-old sister, Miri, has suddenly developed magical powers. Oddly enough, she apparently has inherited them from the girls' divorced, rather mundane mother, who admits she 'excommunicated [herself] from the witchcraft community' a long time ago. Their mother forbids Miri to cast spells until she undergoes a year of witch training, but the girl is eventually persuaded by her scheming sister to test her spell-casting abilities by helping Rachel become a flawless dancer, win a spot in a fashion show and capture the attention of a cute boy named Raf. All too soon, however, the girls discover that messing with fate can have dire consequences, especially when they attempt to put a halt to their father's upcoming wedding. While the outcome of the story is fairly predictable, Rachel and Miri have enough depth, morals — and flaws — to draw sympathy from readers and keep events interesting. The book's open ending suggests that more pleasingly far-fetched scenes await, but readers will have to hold out until next year for the sequel, Frogs and French Kisses. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the author of the acclaimed "Milkrun" comes a tale of teen angst with a twist. Hoping to make her wishes come true by drinking a magic potion, Rachel is aghast when her younger sister--not her--suddenly has magical powers.

About the Author

After graduating from McGill University with an honors degree in English, Sarah Mlynowski spent several years working for a publishing company in Toronto. Her novels have received glowing praise. She lives in New York City.

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air_force_sweety89, September 9, 2006 (view all comments by air_force_sweety89)
This was a great book. It's not like the other books about a high school student. This one actually comes closer to how life is for high school student, except for the witchcraft.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385731812
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Author:
Mlynowski, Sarah
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Magic in Manhattan
Publication Date:
20050222
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.6 x 1.1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 320 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385731812 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although its premise is not altogether original, Mlynowski's (Milkrun) novel starring a teenage witch, told from the point of view of her 14-year-old mortal sister, offers plenty of laughs and some deliciously complicated predicaments. The fun begins when narrator Rachel learns that her 'vegetarian, socially inept' 12-year-old sister, Miri, has suddenly developed magical powers. Oddly enough, she apparently has inherited them from the girls' divorced, rather mundane mother, who admits she 'excommunicated [herself] from the witchcraft community' a long time ago. Their mother forbids Miri to cast spells until she undergoes a year of witch training, but the girl is eventually persuaded by her scheming sister to test her spell-casting abilities by helping Rachel become a flawless dancer, win a spot in a fashion show and capture the attention of a cute boy named Raf. All too soon, however, the girls discover that messing with fate can have dire consequences, especially when they attempt to put a halt to their father's upcoming wedding. While the outcome of the story is fairly predictable, Rachel and Miri have enough depth, morals — and flaws — to draw sympathy from readers and keep events interesting. The book's open ending suggests that more pleasingly far-fetched scenes await, but readers will have to hold out until next year for the sequel, Frogs and French Kisses. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the acclaimed "Milkrun" comes a tale of teen angst with a twist. Hoping to make her wishes come true by drinking a magic potion, Rachel is aghast when her younger sister--not her--suddenly has magical powers.
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