Friday, October 21, 2011

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52 {Books} in 52: Bras and Broomsticks

After a string of serious books, I wanted something fun to read. I came across Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski during an Amazon search and I am so happy I did because this book was the epitome of easy, light, and fun to read. The book follows 14-year old Rachel as she discovers her sister is a witch and as she tries to navigate the world of high school. Every time Rachel's sister, Miri, does magic it's a disaster but the consequences are so entertaining so want them to continue their magical attempts.

You will literally breeze through this book. It does get annoying at times because of how much Rachel cares about the A-list and how selfish her motives are for everything but not only is the world made right by the end of the book but you also forgive her when you remember what it was like to be 14 and want to fit in. Rachel is funny and shallow but her experience as a freshman in high school and her desire to fit in makes her endearing. She's not the herione you'd root for but Mlynowski captures the essence of those teenage years and you really can't help but root for her. This book made me thankful to have those dreadful teenage years behind me!

Here's what I've read for my 52 {Books} in 52 challenge:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8.  Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder
9.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
10. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
12. Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs
13. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
14. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
15. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
16. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
17. Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
18. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
19.  The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
20.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
21. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
22. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
23. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carré
24. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
25. Maze Runner by James Dashner
26. Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
27. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
28. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
29. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
30. Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

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