Frogs & French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan, #2)
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Frogs & French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan #2)

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Now in paperback--the second book in Mlynowskis series. Rachel has finally come to terms with the outrageously unfair fact that her younger sister, Miri, has inherited magical powers from their mom. But now the whole witchcraft thing is spiraling out of control.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published 2006)
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Cindy
Frogs& French Kisses Random House, Inc, 2006, 275pp., $ 8.99
Sarah Mlynowski ISBN 978-0-385-73185-0
Would you rather read a book that is entertaining and funny, or a book that is sad and depressing? A book that is entertaining will make you happy and laugh all the time. It can also, make you not want to put the book down. That is what I felt like, when I read Frogs & French Kisses. I couldn’t put the book down. It was like the book was glued to my fingers. Fourteen year old Rachel spends...more
MizzYasmin
Fine and Funny!
This time, I actually laughed in front of my sisters and in my class.
Luckily, they didn't call the psychiatry ward!

This time, we can see that Rachel is more mature than the previous book (Bras and Broomsticks).
This time, it is more about Rachel knowing what's right and discovering things on her own since her mother is kind of messed up.
I love the plot, the conflict, the family problems and the magics in this book.
The spell are cool too.

Once again, Sarah Mlynowski left a very BIG q...more
Maria Camp
Somewhat interesting. Unrealistic. So-so.

Flying, trying to save the world...interesting.

Raising an absurd amount of money for prom? Not anti-prom here. It's just ridiculous what was supposedly required to pay for the prom. (I am referring to the amount before the damage, not just the after-damage amount.)

This book would be better without all the references to French kissing, an activity that is not even safe (I don't just mean mono), never mind other considerations, such as age-appropriateness...more
Deniz
Jan 07, 2013 Deniz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Deniz by: Mitch
this one was even better than the first one...so yes, M I am so gonna read the rest of the series!
honestly a surprisingly fun read!
Melissa He
Hooray for Rachael, her powers finally kick in. And as she's really excited to use them, she can't. Why? Because she doesn't know how to control them. So while she has difficulty on getting used to them, she's still happy that she's no longer an outcast compared to her mother and sister. Rachael then tries her powers out. After the incident at dance performance,she accidentally stood up Raf when she went to her dad's wedding, which was on the same day as the Spring Fling. Rachael tried a love sp...more
Mevurah
Frogs and French kisses is the second book in the Magic In Manhattan Series, which starts off where the 1st book (Bras and Broomsticks) ended. I really enjoyed reading the 1st book in the series and i didn't have any doubts about the sequel living up to my expectations. It was funnier and crazier then the 1st book! I LOVED it!


After the mess that Rachel caused in the end of Bras and Broomsticks, all that she wants is to hide under her covers and never come out. All the A-List people are furious o...more
Celestasaurus
I do this all the time! I rate the second book in a series higher than the first. Probably because I've already been introduced to the characters and it's easier to get into the story. Or maybe it's just better. Who knows?

Rachel Weinstein is no longer surprised by the fact that she's living with two genuine witches. What does surprise her is the craziness both of those witches have gotten themselves into. In Rachel's own words, she says they are becoming "magicoholics." Her sister Miri is dedica...more
Timothy
Frogs and French Kisses
Sarah Mlynowski
277 pgs
Random House Children Books

With this book being the 2nd book of this Trilogy, I feel like I should have read the first book before reading this so that I would get a good understanding of whats happening. Frogs and French Kisses is about a girl named Rachel, and Miri, who are witches that cast a spell on the boy who Rachel loves, Raf Kosravi. It was nice how the book began immediately with magic being used, (floating on broom sticks), and the reader...more
Nelly
Again, super cute, just like Bras and Broomsticks. Lots of over-the-top drama in the teen world, lots of hilarious escalations and schemes like, "If I go to school today everyone will laugh at me and I will cry and due to my teary, bleary vision I will accidentally step off the curb without noticing the school bus coming and get run over and will need to be hospitalized and be taken care of by a super hot doctor and everyone will feel bad for me and like me again and not make fun of me."

I think...more
JennRenee
I didn’t think the series could get better but it does. This book held more laughs for me.

Now that their mother has found out the truth about the magic Miri has been dealing, with the help from Rachel of course) she decides to allow magic in the household and even allows herself to start to use some magic. Miri is trying to save the world, Rachel is trying to save her reputation, and their mother is trying to save her dating life. Sound like a mess? Well it is. It all gets out of hand and Rache...more
Laura
I'm being Goodreads honest here -- I did not like this book. Would I recommend it to middle grade or teen readers? Yes, because I know that there are a lot of connections and plot points that t/ween girls enjoy. But man, this book has a lot of kind of very typical girl teen problems with typical dramatic teen girl overreactions. And my final complaint: there were a few errors or mistakes that an editor or fact checker should have corrected. I can't think of an example right now, but just a few l...more
Shira Planer
this book is about a girl who lives in New York and has a sister and a mom who are both witches. this is the second book, and in this book the girl (named Rachel) comes back from a spring vacation and is having a hard time with the popular students at her school,since in the first book she ruined a show and broke a popular girl's leg. she also lost her boyfriend in the first book by not coming to the dance with him.

but her sister wanted her to have better life, so she, as a witch, made the guy l...more
Queena
I think that this book is an okay book. So far I have only started reading this book and it is about this teenage girl named Rachel and she's a witch, well soon to become one. Her sister is already a witch who got the powers. Rachel wants to become a witch but her powers have yet to come.
I find the character really anyoying because all she cares is about herself and the things she wants like clothes and boys. She takes her true friends for granted and she thinks that she can use magic to solve a...more
Paris Kralik
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Jennifer Wardrip
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After I had finished reading the first book in this series, BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, I was sure that it couldn't get much better. Fortunately for me and everyone else reading the books, it does indeed get even better! FROGS & FRENCH KISSES is the continuation of the story of two sisters, Miri and Rachel, one who is a witch and one who isn't. Since the one with the powers is the younger sister, it makes for a fine story of sibling love, rivalry, and flying tr...more
Isabella
Some friends of my family picked up Bras & Broomsticks for my birthday. Oh how smart they must've felt, when they got me Frogs & French kisses for christmas. I honestly expected them to get me spells and sleeping bags for my next birthday, but they never did and i had to pick it up myself.
These family friends often picks books as presents. Which is nice, I like books, but they never match my taste. This time though, they found something pretty great for me.

I came to love Bras & Broo...more
Amanda
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Kim
I wasn't sure about this one. I had enjoyed the first but it wasn't the best book ever. But this one, wow it's well good. It's much, much, much better and I sure will enjoy the next one if what happened at the end of this one was real.

This time Rachel and her sister Miri aren't in trouble their mother has decided that they can use magic. But by the end they've learned great deal about witchcraft and using it. And they now understand better why their mother isn't a practicing witch.

Prom's on the...more
Rosa
Rachel is being ostracized at school because of what happened at the Fashion Show. At first she tries to keep it a secret b/c Miri is obsessing about saving the world and her mother is obessing with dating and how magic can help her with dating. Once Miri finds out about Rachel's situation, she tries to cast a love spell so that Rachel and Raf can try and make a go of things again. Unfortunately the spell backfires and Rachel ends up with someone else. Can Rachel get Miri and her mom to see the...more
Jeanine
Chic-lit for pre-teens and teens. I read this along with my middle school daughter. It's a quick fun read for mom and daughter as long as you don't expect to much from it. She liked it much better than I, but it was good for me to be reminded of all the teen angst. We are awaiting the third and fourth books in the series, but I think then it will be time to get back to something a bit more taxing.
Liv.
-from inside flap-
Okay. I've finally come to terms with the outrageously unfair fact that my younger sister, Miri, has inherited magical powers from my mom. But now the whole witchcraft thing is spiraling out of control. My mom is a magicaholic, Miri's on a Save the World kick, and the one teeny tiny love spell that I begged for has gone horribly wrong.
Embarrassingly wrong.
Wrong.

Suddenly, the fate of everything is in my hands:

My family.
The World.
Senior prom...


This book was just as good as the fi...more
Kim
Frogs and French Kisses by Sarah Mlynowski is the second book in a young adult series called All About Rachel. This is a very cute series, I love the family aspect that is bestowed in these books. The mother is a hoot in this book with the different parent philosophies that she has with her two daughters. The girls have been through a lot with the divorce and also with school things going on.

Miri is a witch and is just learning to use her magic but is only supposed to be using it for good purpos...more
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This book was nice, cute, and funny. Rachel the main character in this book whose sister and mother is a witch want to get the love of her life to like her again. When her sister Miri does a love spell but it ends up on Will (her love of her life's brother)instead of Raf. With more problems to come, like how her mother has millions of dates and is doing everything with magic, her sister who is out to save the world, but ends up causing many problems, and the senior prom being canceled after her...more
Joanna
I read this back to back with the previous book from the trilogy. I enjoyed the two enough that I'll probably read the third one, but I'm not going to rush out and buy it in hardback -- I'll wait until used copies are available. This book was more predictable than the first in the series and I found the character development relatively thin. In a YA series, I always like plausible growth from the characters (Georgia Nicolson being the only tolerable exception that comes to mind) and didn't find...more
Puji Rahayu
Ahh, another kind of fantasy book. First i saw this book at library, i thought this book just about teenager life. With all of their problem and other. But, this book was totally different. This book was about wizard and i didn't know if this book was the second book. My bad, i didn't see the cover clearly.
So, this book was about wizard and his daughter. ups, Actually the main character was not wizard. Unfortunately, Her mother and sister were a wizard. She felt jealous? Of course.
If everyone...more
Chrissy
FROGS AND FRENCH KISSES is still an absolutely adorable read -- although, it did feel a bit more redundant than the first installment, I think. In this novel, the sisters come to terms with Miri's magic, and continually learn that their actions (as extraordinary as they may be) still have serious and lasting consequences. The same cute, spunk was present through the story, but I can't deny I was a little disappointed by the ending. The whole problem of dependence and imbalance was an interesting...more
Natalie Venhardt
These books were my childhood, I've read them all more than once and I loved these books so much! They were just amazing to me back when I was 11 and 12!
Jamie
I loved how well Sarah Mlynowski timed her first book to her second book... it took me a little while to figure out that they skipped the summer and takes place the day before the semester starts again. I felt really bad for Rachel in the beginning of the book because the whole school hated her for what happened, Raf hated her, and her best friend was sick from mono. But after a quick love spell that Miri did for Rachel... Raf's older brother seemed to gave fallen for Rachel.. and EVERYTHING cha...more
Lori
This is book number 2 in a series. Rachel is jealous that her younger sister has magical powers like their mother. In order to deal with this fact, Rachel is accepting as long as she gets what she wants, which is why she manipulates her little sister to give her whatever she wants. But the sisters learn there are consequences to any action and they get themselves into huge trouble, along with their mother who decides she shouldn't be single anymore after the remarriage of her ex-husband.

Great w...more
Jennifer
This is the second book in the series that started with Bras & Broomsticks. Rachel and her sister Miri are back again and once more wreaking havoc with magic. This was a fun and rolicking read. I was giggling and laughing through much of it. Mlynowski is great at delivering a punchline and the humor is spot on throughout. I can't help but like Miri, Rachel and their whole family. Each character is funny and engaging and far from perfect. They feel like real people and not just characters on...more
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Sarah is the author of BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS & SLEEPING BAGS and PARTIES & POTIONS—all in the YA ‘Magic in Manhattan’ series, as well as GIMME A CALL and the upcoming TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE). Along with Lauren Myracle and E. Lockhart, she also wrote HOW TO BE BAD.

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