The Second Summer of the Sisterhood – Ann Brashares

ISBN: 9780385729345
Publisher: Delacorte
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 400
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Yes; second
Reader’s Annotation: The Sisterhood returns for a second summer in which each girl must come to terms with what they have lost, and must find a way to deal with what they have learned.
Summary: The Sisterhood returns for their second summer, this time narrated by calm and beautiful Lena. Each of the girls deal with the after-affects of their first summer: for Lena, this means facing up to her relationship with Kostos. Tibby must find a way to deal with Bailey’s death and defining what Brian means to her. Bridget, still reeling from her encounter at soccer camp, runs to the waiting arms of her grandmother, under an assumed name and Carmen again realizes that sometimes you don’t lose family, as much as you get the chance to expand what family means to you. Throughout each girl’s individual journey, the pants unite and strengthen the friendship. The summer ends with each girl losing something important to them, but more importantly, the summer ends with each girl realizing their individual strength as well. Readers will embrace this return to their favorite foursome and enjoy navigating the waters of life with such a strong group of friends.