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Who Put That Hair In My Toothbrush

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,444 Ratings  ·  135 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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Katelynn
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite-books, own
this is such a perfect book. i probably haven't read it since i was around 12, when i was still younger than the kids in the book, but some of these lines were as familiar to me as if i'd read it every year since the sixth grade. greg and megin tofer and their rivalry never quite left my craggy old heart, i guess. i have probably never laughed so hard while reading a book as i did reading this, but by the end of it i found myself choking up - maybe because i'm home sick and i'm irrationally emot ...more
Natalia
Oct 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Evy
Jul 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Asia
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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HRH
Apr 28, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Elizabeth De Jesus
I can relate to this book a lot because I, like Megin, have a sibling rivalry with my older sister. I think what really set off Megin to run away was when Emilie died which was her best friend and they always went to go get some french crullers. 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 ...more
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
Jamila.712
Sep 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade-2010
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
Melissa
Dec 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jolly Ann
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Scott
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
My daughter read this for school and then she gave it to me to read.
Probably 2.5 stars but I just can't make myself give this 3 stars so I'll round down a little.

Alternating chapters from the point of view of two siblings who don't get along.

It was just boring. I didn't care about any of their fights or problems or family situation. I'm not the target audience and I understand that.
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

My rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Heather
Aug 15, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  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.
Savannah Riestenberg
I read this as part of my cleaning out my bookshelf getting rid of kids books I never read so...
The title of this book was rather dramatic. The hair on the toothbrush happened on page 34 and was not revisited.
Overall though, an interesting glimpse into the life of siblings. I liked the switching perspectives, but the plot just kind of meandered. Not a bad read, but not a particularly riveting one either.
Aimee
Megin is twelve and her older brother Greg is fourteen, and they loathe and despise each other.
Megin is a tomboy whose greatest passion is ice hockey. Greg's main goal in life is to win the heart of Jennifer Wade, who barely acknowledges his existence. But despite their busy lives, these two manage to spend plenty of time tormenting and sabotaging each other.
The kids' parents are completely clueless about the level of animosity between their two oldest children (there's a much younger brother na
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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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Cornell Poder
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you or have fought your sibling?Well imagine this happening every day to the point where Greg puts a hair in her tooth brush.Its either at school,hockey game,home anywhere!They even call each other names like megamouth and Grosso.Into a tragedy gets them to realize how much they love each other read the book to find out what it is.
Erica Brady
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-13-25
The book is written in two different points of view, and they switch between the two each chapter. First, there is Megan, a seventh grader, and second there is Greg, a ninth grader. Although they are both in middle school, the two are very different, and going through very different stages in life. The story is basically their sibling rivalry. Megan is having school troubles with Lacrosse, and her dad so bullying her by grounding her where she can't go visit her elderly friend Emilie or get donu ...more
Catherine
“I don’t see how I’ll be able to go to ceramics today. This time it won’t be donuts. This time they’ll kill each other.” Megin and Greg are the main characters of this book. They are siblings, and they just can not get along. Greg calls Megin “Megamouth” and Megin calls Greg “Grosso”. Megin enjoys ice hockey and visiting with her friend Emily. Greg is in love with a girl, and enjoys sports. They fight if they are in the same room together. They say mean things to each other and throw stuff at ea ...more
Manna_Sue
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this until it fell apart. Then I taped it together and read it some more. The stamp in the front cover says I got it from a grade school book fair...'89 or '90 is my guess.
El Templo
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
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
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
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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
Chelseadelph
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Miri
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Ayrinne
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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
Mihir
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Great book. Great book. Best book. This book has everything! From ice hockey to doughnuts to love. Greg and his sister Megan both have different lives, different problems. Greg is in love with a girl called Jennifer Wade while Megan had to deal with a new girl, Zoe. They both hate each other but two great things happen in their lives. For Greg it's Sarah a girl who is crazy about him and for Megan it's Emilie, an old lady. They both start to like each other but will they end their ha ...more
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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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