By: Lauren Myracle
No one notices Jane--not the jocks, the stoners, the debaters, the drama geeks, the cheerleaders, and especially not the Bitches, the school royalty made up of one girl from each class who's so transcendently beautiful and fascinating that no one can help but worship her. Imagine Jane's surprise when the Bitches approach her to be their freshman member. She wants this kind of popularity more than anything, but when she discovers the sinister secret of the Bitches' power, she's forced to make the toughest choice of her life. This savagely funny book will be the talk of the season.
Character Development: 9/10
Overall Enjoyment: 8/10
Total Score: 40/50
Rhymes with Witches was great. I couldn't put it down. It's one of those books where you pick it up every spare second you have to read even if you only get to read a paragraph. Lauren Myracle developed her characters so that their personalities really shined through. She made her characters easily distingusable in their personalities, habits, likes, and dislikes. The book flowed perfectly. The only problem I had was the ending which I thought left a few loose strings. The concept was so original. There are many books about high school and cliques but Rhymes with Witches is more about what makes a group popular or at least a certain group at Crestview High. Though obviously not all popular groups seem to have the same force around them that the Bitches do in Rhymes with Witches this book is still really relatable. Most all of us can relate to the want to be liked no matter what it takes, or leaving a best friend for better friends, or even that feeling of disgust when you see what you have become. The only thing that might not be so relatable is having many wild cats roam your high school. But overall Rhymes with Witches by Lauren Myracle is a book worth checking out. It is filled with humor, spunk, and just the right amount of darkness.
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