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Who Put That Hair In My Toothbrush

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  1,181 ratings  ·  105 reviews
Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? Sibling rivalry at its finest! Whether it's on the hockey ice, at school, or at home, Greg and Megin just can't seem to get along. She calls him Grosso, he calls her Megamouth. They battle with donuts, cockroaches, and hair. Will it take a tragedy for them to realize how much they actually care for each other?
Paperback, 220 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Little Brown and Company (first published April 1st 1984)
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Natalia
Jerry Spinelli wrote this humorous and heart warming story about a sister and brother with completely different personalities. The perspectives go back and forth between both Megin and Greg where they share what its like to be living in a house full of sibling rivalry. They never seem to get along with each other, until an unexpected event brings them together closer than ever before. Throughout every chapter, events that lead up to the understanding of one another occur, which show different ev ...more
Asia
Who put that hair in my toothbrush?

By Jerry Spinelli

Reviewed by Asia Z.

Sibling rivalry at its finest! Greg and Megin just can’t seem to get along. Whether it’s at school, ice hockey rink, or at home. They battle with hockey sticks, cockroaches, donuts, and hair! Will it take a tragedy for them to realize they actually care for each other?

Greg and Megin fight everywhere, anytime, about anything. They pull pranks with donuts, hair, and cockroaches but when something terrible happens to Greg will M
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Evy
I am familiar with Jerry Spinelli and his books, so I decided to give Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? a try, despite its un-assuring title. I am glad I did not judge the book in that way because I ended up enjoying WPTHMT to a surprising level. It was such an amazing, hilarious, inspirational book that five stars was an understatement. I enjoyed how Megin and Greg had their own nicknames for each other. It was surprising that I knew the book so well in the beginning that when I first heard G ...more
HRH
Love my Spinelli. The book is written in two voices -- each distinct -- of the two siblings, Megin and Greg. Chapters switch back and forth with each telling his or her side of the communal plot. The plot builds and the two siblings, who seem to despise one another, find a way to get along.
What I really love about Spinelli is how he captures teens. His characters -- and this book is no exception -- are realistic because they are imperfect and sometimes stupid. And they are typical. You know kid
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Leela
Another of Dave's favorite childhood books that I finally got around to reading. Published in 1984, it includes the great middle school book subjects of sibling rivalry, sleepovers, school plays, a popular girl from far-away California, crushes, and the egg baby project in Health class. Set in suburban Pennsylvania, it features both ice hockey and Dunkin Donuts--are you sure this isn't Massachusetts? Strangely, both the middle-school-aged siblings in this book have their own TVs in their rooms. ...more
Courtney Schlenker
Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush is a story about a brother and sister with completely different personalities who have that sibling rivalry that all siblings have. Living in a house with sibling can be interesting with the situation that Megin and Greg do to each other. Throughout the book, the perspectives go back and forth between both Megin and Greg. Throughout the book there are many events that lean up to the understanding of one another which involve everyday problems. The two never see ...more
Melissa
I love Jerry Spinelli books. Mostly I love that the characters in his books aren't completely modernized (I can't stand books that tell you what brand of popluar jeans the character is wearing, or what they're listening to on their ipod). His characters are timeless, and his story telling is fabulous.
Megan Going
Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush is a story about a brother and sister with completely different personalities who have that sibling rivalry that all siblings have. Living in a house with sibling can be interesting with the situation that Megin and Greg do to each other. Throughout the book, the perspectives go back and forth between both Megin and Greg. Throughout the book there are many events that lean up to the understanding of one another which involve everyday problems. The two never see ...more
Bronson
This book is not about a hair in a toothbrush. It is about a kid who likes a girl but she moved. He later starters to fall in love with his other friend. This book is really funny.

Bronson connors

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Chelseadelph
i thought this book was really good, it was a good book to read, this book was worth reading . it was very intelligent and worth it. this book was really good, i thought that it was interesting , i dont really read books but i liked it. this book is by jerry spinelli , and its called who put that hair in my toothbrush , its a good book . i think that everyone should read this book ,i think they will like it. since i did. this book is cool and funny, what i thought about this book was that it was ...more
Heather
Aug 28, 2007 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
So far this is lol funny. Sibling rivalry and school troubles, told from the perspective of Greg 14, and Megin 12.
El Templo de las Mil Puertas
Si ha habido un perjudicado con toda la renovación (positiva, eso sí) del sector de literatura juvenil en los últimos años, esa ha sido la tendencia a las colecciones temáticas. Poco antes de que Harry Potter llegase para quedarse, motivando la creación de sagas y ediciones en tapas duras, vivimos una época de esplendor en la que las editoriales apostaban por novelas de chicas, de terror e incluso humor, siempre bajo etiquetas y con estilos corporativos. Precisamente de la extinguida colección d ...more
Autumn
Who Put That Hair In My Toothbrush by Jerry Spenelli is based on the element of growing up. This book is narrated by the main characters Megan and her brother Greg. Even though this book takes place in modern time setting it has an age old conflict. DEALING WITH SIBLINGS! Although it seem impossible to get along with brothers and sisters(especially brothers) Megan learns that if you don't get along with your siblings now there will be consequences tomorrow.



This book is a the perfect example of
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Carla Peele
The adventures of Megamouth and El Grosso... This is probably Jerry Spinelli's best book, and one I read over and over as a child/young teen. The story is real, relatable, and hilarious, as well as touching and heartfelt.

And, the story is a "he said, she said", going back and forth from siblings Greg and Megan's points of view, so that no character is one sided, one dimensional. Megan and Greg, on the cusp of adolescence, can't seem to get past their own petty feuding with each-other, and unfort
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Jackie
Ninth-grader, Greg and his sister, 7th grader, Megin can't get along. In fact, they call each other Grosso and Megamouth to their each others face. It starts with little things like...Megin shoos a cockroach into Greg's room (a clean freak) and Greg stealing Megin's favorite donut. But, their father tries to chalk it up to sibling rivalry and pretend that they have a 'happy little family'. Toddie, the youngest tries to love both of them, even when Greg and Megin use him as bait.

Megin loves ice
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Jolly Ann
This book is a back and forth between a brother and sister. The reader will walk through the lives of each sibling, through their school, classes, with friends, and at home. It was a book for me to read after a long day at school.

The characters and situations are ones that you can easily relate too. I loved the ending and would not change any part of the story.

It's a good one! =D
Amber the Human
This is still early for Spinelli's work. The characters are ... nearly believable. He does succumb to the ever-prevalent cliche in children's books where a near-tragedy at the end wraps up everything nicely. But it's a good start.
Miri
I pretty much hated everything but the last disc, which redeemed things a little bit. I wanted to punch both Megin and Greg right in their stupid noses for being such awful, awful children. And I wanted to punch their parents for being spineless and not bothering to teach them anything or discipline them for being so awful. The one bright thread throughout was Megin's relationship with Emily, which was so incongruously sweet and fun. And then the ending had me in tears. So it ended up okay, but ...more
Jamila.712
I'm done! I can relate to this book a lot because I, like Megin, have a sibling rivalry with my older brother. I think what really set off Megin to run away was when Emilie died. She was like the main thing that connected Megin to her older brother Greg. When Emilie died, Megin just felt lost and unloved. Her father had grounded her recently and her brother has hated her for so long. But I think when Megin saved her brother from drowning in Homestead Lake, that's when they realized they really n ...more
Genesis
I ended up to like this book because it showed the relationship between a brother and a sister. THe brothers name was Greg, and his sisters name was Megin. As Greg was in his teens he was concerned on his looks and wanted to impress a girl that he really liked from school. Megin was the little one because she was 12 and her and Greg always fought. But the ending of the book shows how no matter how much they hate each other they are still there for each other and deep down they still love each ot ...more
Ayrinne
Insomma...
come libro per ragazzi può rientrare più che altro nello spazio del passatempo. Non è particolarmente moraleggiante, non si avvicina minimamente al raggiungimento di chissà quali vette letterarie, non è così spassoso come mi pare di aver letto in giro.
Due fratelli si palleggiano il fratellino (l'unico simpatico della famiglia) a suon di scherzi e dispetti (né divertenti né pesanti, li definirei quasi banali). La sorella poi è inesistente, si sente un po' troppo il sesso maschile dell'a
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Moe
This was one of the best books I have read. This was very relatable, and I believe that it showed that there is no perfect family. It revealed the true meaning of love, for both family and others. Don't be turned down by the name, as I have shunned this book for many years because of it. Hey, we all do this no matter if we admit it or not. It is really hard to explain what is so good about this book, so that is why I encourage anyone to read it of the age of 13 to 16.
Tyler G
I've always liked this book. I have had it since 4th grade. I've read it 5 times. I think what is appealing to me about this book is how there is an actual sibling rivalry. It is really realistic. It's always been cool because I have a younger sister of my own, like Greg does. Only we don't hate each other to the some degree that they do. And I'm the only one that plays hockey. Other than that it is just like my life. It was a very good book.


Jiwon Han
this book is such a funny book!!!
the main character is Grag and Megan.
they are in high school and they always fight each other.
Grag made a good body so he wants to go out with Jeniffer.
However. Megan and her friends,, Emily, Sue Ann,and Zoe had a good time. Megan works at the Donkin Donuts.. (she met Emily at the DD)
their stories are really funny and I could feel sympathy with Grag and Megan so I like this book
Emiel
This book it goes between two boys. Greg and Megin. When the summer vacation ends and school starts again. Greg is better in hockey than in Megin and bullies Megin with it. Megin finds out a nickname for Greg: Megamouth and only makes it more worse. after a while they just keep on fighting and fighting. Than they find out fighting only makesi t more worse. So they decided to not fight anymore. They became best friends
Josiah
An early riveting work of imaginitave genius from the pen of the always great Jerry Spinelli. He does it again here, with a tome of deep and resounding feeling that, as always, captured my mind and led me along by the hand behind its trail of magic sentiment. Jerry Spinelli simply seems incapable of writing a book that is not surpassingly amazing. I would give this three and a half stars if that were possible.
Sydney
This book remains one of my all time favorites. It deals with sibling rivalry and the trials and tribulations of growing up. I think I read it four or five times as a kid, and I hope I can find my copy of it next time I go to my parents house. It was so well written. Not over the top emotional, or written in kid speak. It was an intelligent book targeted at junior high kids. LOVED it!
Cheshire Cat
It was okay I think. It wasn't the best Jerry Spinelli ever. It was actually quite an enthralling story. There was sibling rivalry, the classic eighties California craze (what is with that?), romance, a death, and an egg.
It's good for school libraries and a nice, easy read that does contain some topics that seemed a little iffy for younger kids but was otherwise pretty good.
Alix
Spinelli won my heart with this one. First, it was so humorous and ridiculous, I loved it. Then it was packed with brother/sister rivalry and family ties and life lessons and things we do in life that everyone goes through but we still feel alone. Then there was the warming part of it, the part near the end that was so cute and so honest I'd give just that part five stars.
Christina
I absolutely love Jerry Spinelli. Who Put That Hair In My Toothbrush? Is about two siblings who hate each other. In the book each chapter changes a point of view so you can see how the characters actions are affecting everyone while also adding a personal element. In the end something big happens that brings the two siblings together.
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When Jerry Spinelli was a kid, he wanted to grow up to be either a cowboy or a baseball player. Lucky for us he became a writer instead.

He grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 25 books and has six children and 16 grandchildren.
Jerry Spinelli began writing when he was 16 — not much older than the hero of his
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“I'm pounding and kicking him and I'm all me and I'm kicking and kicking into the face that's crying and begging for mercy, kicking, kicking...only for real, for cold ice real, it's not my foot smashing his face to a pulp, but my stick smashing the puck into the board, and it's not him crying, but me.” 2 likes
“Now," my mother sniffled, "WERE you abducted? Kidnapped?"
"You mean did somebody snatch me?"
"Yes. Well?"
"Why would anybody wanna snatch ME?"
"Megin. Just DID they?"
"Did who? Who's THEY?"
ANYBODY! Snatch you?"
I laughed. "Jeez no!" And she grabbed me again and we cried some more.”
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