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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.

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Main Author: Mlynowski, Sarah. (Author)
Format: Book Electronic
Published:New York : Random House Children's Books, 2007.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Sure, having a younger sister can be annoying. But what if your kid sis was a witch? Such is the predicament of ordinary, mortal 14-year-old Rachel, whose 12-year-old sibling, Miri, has suddenly shown an affinity for powerful spell casting and wish fulfillment. Meyers's solid energy and dead-on teen voice renders Rachel an entertainingly shrewd narrator and generally likable character. As the elder, Rachel takes her role seriously, persuading Miri to help her mend fences with friends, learn how to dance and land a hot date with her biggest crush. And more importantly, Rachel and Miri craft a plan to prevent their dad (divorced from Mom, who it turns out is a retired witch) from remarrying. The fun blend of humor, magic, grand adolescent dreams and honest emotions gives Meyers lots to work with as she leads listeners into this diverting teen-chick-lit fantasy. Ages 12-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

Fourteen-year old Rachel is a high-school freshman who yearns to get in with the A-List. She has crushes on two popular boys who barely notice her. When Rachel learns that both her younger sister Miri and her mother are witches, she grabs the opportunity to use magic to achieve her goals. Miri casts a spell that makes Rachel an exceptional dancer, and Rachel seems to be living her dreams as she's cast in the school fashion show, and gets a date with one of her heartthrobs. When Rachel and Miri try to interfere with their divorced father's upcoming wedding, however, disaster strikes. Written entirely for humor designed to appeal to its target audience, this may be too long to attract reluctant readers. Nevertheless, plenty of young readers will find it screamingly funny. (Fiction. 12-16) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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