Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood – Ann Brashares

ISBN: 9780385729352
Publisher: Delacorte
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 352
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Yes; third
Reader’s Annotation: The Sisterhood grows as each girl must fight for her independence from their changing families and their changing selves.
Summary: Suddenly, the sisterhood is in their final summer of their youth; in August they will be at college, and apart for the first time. The upped stakes put a higher price on their lives this summer as each again tries to find her place in her ever-changing world. Lena must fight for independence; both from her family and her memory of Kostos. Carmen must again learn to share her parents, as her mom undergoes pregnancy with her new step-father. Bridget finally forgives herself for the impulsive teen she used to be; and learns the true price of intimacy. Tibby, again stunned by the fragile nature of life, learns to let love in, no matter the cost. As a whole, the girls learn that while they must move on, that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to let go of the things that matter. Brashares once more gives readers exactly what they want with each girl expanding her world physically, mentally and emotionally. Readers will bond with each character differently and surely see parts of themselves in Tibby, Lena, Bridget and Carmen.