"What if all your wishes could come true? Blink your eyes, drink a fizzing pink potion, and poof! Life is perfect. That’s Rachel’s situation. Except she’s 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 she’s being electrocuted, winning back her best friend, stopping her dad’s wedding, and finding a date for Spring Fling. Rachel’s not bewitched. Yet. . . ."
This book was sooo funny! I found Rachel to be quite frustrating, though. She was really vain, and more than a tad bit selfish. She totally took advantage of her sister's powers and abandoned the best friend ever for the "cool" kids and her old best friend (who truthfully couldn't care less about Rachel as long as she acted like herself). As annoying as Rachel was, it was fun watching embarrassing things happen to her (is that wrong?). In conclusion this book had good writing, was very funny, and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel when I find it. There are now four books in the Magic in Manhattan series, and I plan on reading them all.
I give this book four of five Fists of Rock.