Jul 16, 2009

Review | 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares


Summer is a time to grow...
seeds
Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.
roots
Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all. . .
leaves
Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products.It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.

Thoughts: 3 Willows is a great book, both charming and wonderful. It centers on the challenges of friendship and growing up in a well-written and fun read. The different points of view of each girl, as they struggle through changes within themselves and their friendship is unique, and Brashares narrates all three stories without much confusion. Each girl is simple and different, and explained with such detail that you are likely to find one to relate to, if not all of them. This book is separate from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but anyone who has not read the Sisterhood books can enjoy this book greatly like I have, since I haven't read any of them either. I will defintely pick up more of her books soon because I really loved her writing style.

happy reading :)

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