Bras and BroomsticksTitle:
Number of Pages: 320
First Publication: 2005
Genre: Teen Fiction
Synopsis: "Everyone needs a little magic. Especially 14-year-old Rachel. Not only did her younger sister, Miri, inherit her mother's ample bosom (so not fair), it turns out that her little sis is also a witch! Of course, there's a chance that Rachel is a witch too--maybe her powers just haven't kicked in yet. If only they would . . . in the meantime she's got to suffer being a B-lister with a crush on an A-list guy, watch her best friend and social schemer Rosie desert her, and be an unwilling participant in her hapless father's remarriage to STBSM (soon-to-be-stepmonster). Retch.Samantha Stevens? Sabrina? Anyone in Salem home? Rachel Weinstein needs your help!"
Bras and Broomsticks was a great read, but it reminded me of too many other books. With the whole ordinary girl finds out that she (or her family) isn't exactly normal (like, Harry Potter and The Princess Diaries series). But take out the life changing cliché; it was a thoroughly enjoyable book that can be devoured in one sitting. It’s especially funny when Rachel attempts to manipulate her younger sister into doing her dirty work (I mean will). The close relationship between Rachel and Miri was a refreshing change from books were siblings argue and bicker all the time.
I can't wait to read the second book in the Magic in Manhattan series.