Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?
Who Put that Hair In My Toothbrush? is really a great book! When our teacher made us read the book I thought it was going to be terrible and kiddy. But you can't judge a book by its cover!!! I just couldn't put it down! I think that it was awesome that every other chapter was Megin, Greg, Megin, Greg. Megin is so cool! Of course I have two brothers so I would choose the sister side. Any brother would probably choose the brother side! So read the book and find out which side you are!
The narrative of "Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?" switches between seventh grader Megin and ninth grader Greg, a sister and brother who truly hate one another. Their constant arguments and competitions are a major plot line, as are Greg's attempts to get a girlfriend and Megin's befriending of an old woman at a nursery home. As usual, Spinelli keeps things humorous, but that doesn't mean the book doesn't provide deep characters and things to think about. The dynamics of Megin and Greg's relationship are really beautiful, and though the ending is dramatic, it's fairly satisfying. I particularly loved Spinelli's reversal of typical gender roles-- Megin is a fantastic athlete and a big slob, while Greg is a neatnick focused on his clothes and appearance, yet neither is labeled as unfeminine or unmasculine.