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Rhymes with Witches

3.15 of 5 stars 3.15  ·  rating details  ·  1,655 ratings  ·  202 reviews
Jane is the sort of quiet, ordinary girl who can walk down the hallways of her school without being noticed by anyone - not the football boys, the stoners, the debaters, and especially not the Bitches. The school royalty made up of one girl from each class who is so transcendentally beautiful and fascinating that no one can help but worship her.
Paperback, 237 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Harry N. Abrams (first published April 1st 2005)
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Jen
Humans will pretty much eat, sleep, and crap their way to the place they think they should be socially. Some people feel ethically conflicted about using this eating, sleeping, and mating as a basis for judging and classifying. Some do not. Some embrace it and find a way to use the classification system as leverage for trending upwards in the eating, sleeping, and crapping departments. In rhymes with witches by Lauren Myracle,the embracers are The Bitches, and they are the high schoolers with t ...more
Haley
Gawd, I wanted to love this book. I really did. But I just couldn't.

For starters, I hated Jane. She was a very weak person who would stab her only friend (Alicia) in the back if it meant getting some popularity. I also hated Alicia. Even though I felt sorry for her when Jane betrayed her, I just thought she was a very mean and whiny individual. I hated pretty much everyone in this book. Except the cats. But even they got annoying.

Speaking of the cats, another reason I couldn't bring myself to
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Kelcea
I picked up this book from the library with mind that it was going to be typical chic lit.
The plot was pretty bad; filled to the brim with the cliched 'I want to be popular' mentality.
The characters were awful: The main character tried too hard to be self-righteous even throughout her 'Bitching', the best friend was a bitch to the end without actually being a Bitch, the popular girls a.k.a The Bitches were two-faced but confusingly so; the only consistent bitch was Bitsy, and I hated her. Being
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Sarah
I KNOW I read this book years ago, but I didn't blog about it, which means I don't remember it! So I re-read it this week since it's up for PPYA. I love the title, but that's about all I like about the book. I'm glad the author tackled the problem about how teen girls want popularity, but I hated the cats. Really? Feral cats in a school? Seriously? The cat scenes didn't even seem to fit into the rest of the story. The main character dumped her friends so quickly for the Bitches, the group of fou ...more
Iris
Jun 11, 2011 Iris rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: own

Ok, I can't really describe my feelings toward this book very well. I gave it two stars, because really, it was ONLY ok. Nothing else. I was mad at the end due to poor plotting. The end was incomplete and the protaganist was shallow and, let's face it, LAME. She was way to indecisive and I understand the temptations of over-ruling popularity, but she was unbelievable.
As with the plotting, many things seemed to be random, and it did not leave me on the edge of my seat. Nor did it leave me wait
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Anna Francesca
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Tiffany
omg i hate this book. It was full of crap. First Jane got what she deserved because she was only friends with Alicia when she was "invisible" which is very wrong. Also that is what she gets for being so nice to a person like Camilla. Why did she do that? Now look where she is at back where she started. At the bottom of the social list. i guess it was never meant to be, she was never meant to be a bitch. The part that i mostly hated in this book was the freaky magical stuff. Like having to steal ...more
Kayla
This book was a edge-of-your-seat-nail-biting-"what will happen next"-fest...until the end. The end left me actually feeling very angry. The book is very "Mean Girls" in the sense that it's about a girl (Jane) who wants to be a popular girl, though she's almost invisible. She gets chosen by the elitists of the school (The Bitches) to become the next Bitch. In her initiation she finds out she must steal something from another girl every week to be part of the Bitches *spoilers ahead* Jane then fi ...more
Julie
Mar 31, 2009 Julie rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like stuff like The Clique, or who've read Bliss already
Recommended to Julie by: I had read Bliss already
Hmm. I really didn't care for this book too much. The people in it were terrible to each other, the language was unnecessarily awful, and I had a hard time feeling all that sorry for anyone (except Phil, who was awesome). (Actually, now that I think of it, that's what made Bliss good for me - I really genuinely liked the main character, as well as Sarah Lynn Lancaster and Lawrence.)

Honestly, I think I would have enjoyed it even less if I hadn't read Bliss first. That made it a LOT more interesti
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Anayeli♥
What is happening in this book is that Alicias friend wanted her to sign up for the cherliding tryouts and then she said that she did not want to try out because she did not want to be in the girls cheerleading table so she said no. SO she said she was not going to be in it for sure. But her friend convinced her to try out and she did and she got in the chereeleading so she had to sit by the cheerleanders at lunch since she was in the cheerllideg group but the bad thing is that her friend did no ...more
Jennifer Sombrotto
This is another book that I picked up from a Little Free Library stand. I thought based on the title and the blurb on the inside cover that it could be interesting. It sounded like a book that might be similar to The Clique series by Lisi Harrison as well as have a touch of magic throughout. I'm a sucker for anything that involves magic, so I was in. However, this book is not worth the read in my opinion. I hate writing bad reviews, because books are so subjective and someone else might wind up ...more
Jessica Suphan
Ugh.

That in itself sums up my feelings for this book, but I shall elaborate. The main story is extremely cliche-the nobody, homely, invisible girl in school who sits by herself and eats in the library wants to be popular. How many shows and books have shown that before? The reason the book is even two stars is because of the magic tossed in there-that was an interesting thing to set it apart, but everything else just fell apart around it. The high school was very stereotypical in my mind, nothin
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Mayra
Jane, a high school freshman, does not start out very high on the social pyramid. In fact she seems content where she is. But when she gets chosen by the Bitches, she wants to be a part of their group so much that she agrees to go along with anything they want. These Bitches, Queen Bees of the high school who can't seem to stop being worshipped by everyone wherever they go, consist of Keisha, Bitsy, and Mary Bryan, all of whom are vaguely creepy in their vigor to maintain popularity. Bitsy, a j ...more
Angelica Thompson
I found that the entire time I read this, I was hating the main character. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I also found myself thinking of the movie Mean Girls while I read this. Again, I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Hahaha.
Erin
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Jenny
Just got it from the libarary ,Mrs.Hobdon recomended it .With the first like being "I so shouldn't of worn this thong " this book has to be very interesting!
Adrienne
It seemed so promising by the blurb on the back, but the story really fell flat. I just felt like I was waiting for something exciting to happen (is she going to out them? Stop them?) and just when it looked like maybe it would... the book ended. I had to just sit there for a minute all dumbfounded because it really seemed like it was ending in the middle of everything. On top of the weak plot, there were just no likable characters (except probably Phil, who only appeared a few times briefly and ...more
Corinne Yee
I am kind of on the fence between "it was okay" and "I liked it." The writing itself was good, but I really felt let down by the ending. More on that later.

What Parents Need to Know: There are a lot of parties with drinking. No one gets trashed, but the alcohol is present. There is a mention of one girl having had sex. There is a student who gets groped by a football player in the hall. There are violent intentions. There is definitely bullying. If your teenager wants to read this, I highly sugg
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Lydia LaPutka
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Julie
This is a book about a high school clique, The Bitches.
Jane is a sad girl who is depressed by the fact that she´s invisible to everyone. She so much wants to be an “in crowd”; she so much wants to be popular! If I could describe this book by a few words, it would be: the price of popularity. I never sought after being in a clique, but the main character wants it really badly, and, she would do literally anything to be one of The Bitches, even if it takes a certain price. She doesn´t care. Jane
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Mandy Brouse
I liked the concept of using supernatural ways to maintain popularity in highschool, but this story was weak. It seemed like the author wasn't as invested in this story and its unfolding like she was for "Kissing Kate". And the ending was perfunctory and unsatisfying.
Also I hated the Best Friend, Alicia, who acted like an aggressive, under-cutting asshole way before Jane became popular. I actually didn't care when Jane turned on her.
Although here is a funny bit from earlier on:

"I turned to my l
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Maria Contreras
This book was quite boring for me, It's about a girl who's name is Jane. She wants to become really popular like any other high schooler. She finds out how to become one of the (bitches) sorry for my language. She has to steal from any person and turn it in to become a part of one of them. Until she is one of them she has to steal a lot of stuff. One this is totally messed up what kind of high school is this? Jane you're truly dumb for even sacrificing your own respect just to get popular. That' ...more
Julia Dezotell
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Sally
Apr 14, 2011 Sally rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tara
For about the first half of this, I was ready to give it three stars. It was a quick read, pretty okay - seemed like the typical high-school-popularity sort of novel, but with a bit more tongue-in-cheek... kind of like Mean Girls.

Also, I think this book would really make for an awesome film!

But then it took this slightly more weird twist... and I had to bump it up to four stars. (view spoiler)
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Tegan Mae
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Melissa
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Diamond
This book was a very good read. It's a urban comedy that talks about the trials and tribulations of highschool life. This book reminds me of my life because the main character, Jane, says she doesn't care what people think of her, when really she has a disease to please; which is exactly what I have. This book almost reminds me of another book called " The Unwirtten Rule." In that book the main character, Sarah held back all of her emotions from her best friend because her friend always shot her ...more
Samantha
I enjoyed Rhymes with Wiches by Lauren Myracle. I read her novel Bliss, which was a prequel to this, first so I recognized one of the characters. I thought Bliss was a better written book, but this was good just the same.

Rhymes with Witches is about a girl named Jane who longs to be popular. She and her mom were abandoned by her dad three years ago and she feels like she's invisible when she walks down the halls of her high school, Crestview. That's until the Bitches notice her. The Bitches are
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Courtney
The book Rhymes with Witches is one of my favorite books. I love the mystery that it has in the begging of the book. I can really relate to the book because there was a time were I would do what ever it took to be popular or cool. I would have to say the only one thing I did not like about the book is the ending. There is no special ending it just ends at a point. But over all in my opinion this is a really good book.

I think the author's purpose in writing this book is to kinda show how people w
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Jenie
May 18, 2014 Jenie rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teen girls who like mean, gossip girl style books
Recommended to Jenie by: no one
I didn't care much for this offering by Lauren Myracle. It was the first of her books I've read, and I won't read another. The book offered no real resolution and was, I felt, rather lazily wrapped up. As well, none of the relationships in the book rang true, at all. I didn't care what happened to anyone in the book, and I didn't buy the "friendship" between Jane & her "best friend" Alicia, either. If that's what Myracle views as friendship, I'm really happy not to know her. In addition, I d ...more
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Lauren Myracle is the author of numerous young adult novels. She was born in 1969 in North Carolina. Lauren Myracle holds an MA in English from Colorado State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. she has written many novels, including the famous IM books, ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r.

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“It's the way it works," she said in clipped tones. "For one rise, another must fall."
"But why? Why can't we just rise, and everybody else can stay where they are? I wouldn't care!"
"And you think I would?" Keisha demanded. She glared at me, the visibly pulled herself back. When she exhaled, her nostrils flared. "Say you've taken a math test. Or an English test, since you love books so much. And you get a hundred. You're psyched, right? 'Mom, I got a hundred! I got the highest grade in the class!'" She raised her eyebrows. "But say everybody else gets a hundred, too. Are you still as proud?"
"Of course," I said stubbornly. "I'd still have my A."
"Bullshit. You like your As because other people get Cs. Because that means you're smarted than they are. Better than they are."
"I don't think I'm better than anyone."
"Then you're and idiot.”
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