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FROGS AND FRENCH KISSES by Sarah Mlynowski

FROGS AND FRENCH KISSES

By Sarah Mlynowski

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: June 27th, 2006
ISBN: 0-385-73182-5
Publisher: Delacorte

In this sequel to Mlynowski’s Bras and Broomsticks (2005), 14-year old Rachel still laments that her mother and younger sister Miri are witches, but she has yet to discover any magical power. No matter, however, as Miri is more than willing to conjure up supposed solutions to all of Rachel’s problems. Alas, each spell has consequences, and the girls can’t anticipate all the difficulties they cause. As Miri constantly tries to solve global environmental problems, Rachel concentrates on trying to save her school prom, ruined by the first of Miri’s spells. Meanwhile, their Mom begins to use her powers again to enjoy a non-stop whirlwind of dating. Less frantic and more mature than the first installment in the series, Mlynowski’s prose style has improved without sacrificing any humor. While still reaching its target audience, this story may have wider appeal than the first. One wonders, however, where the frogs are. (Fiction. YA)