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The Summer That Changed Everything (2010)

by Ann Brashares(Favorite Author)
3.31 of 5 Votes: 3
0552560987 (ISBN13: 9780552560986)
Corgi Childrens
review 1: Very, very much a YA book by the author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books. This is about a new group of girls (3) living in the same town as the original four (who are mentioned several times in this book). These three girls have just finished eighth grade and have already started drifting apart. Their separate summer experiences make them re-examine their friendship. Read the over 300 pages in one day. The girls (Ama, Jo and Polly) are all likable and believable although very cliched. Written for younger girls I'm not exactly sure why I liked it but I did. BB and Rachel I don't think you would like it!
review 2: Best friends forever? Does that really ever happen? We read about if before with Lena, Tibby, Carmen and Bridget but what happens when t
... morehey grow up and leave. This is where our story takes us, to new generation of sisterhood of Jo, Polly and Ama. Yet their sisterhood died once grade 8 hit. Now that the girls are going into high school will the sisterhood mend or break off completely.I did not like Ama that much. She gets an opportunity to go somewhere and do something productive. If your summer is like mine, you would kill to be Ama. Yet in the end I believe she did the right thing. There’s nothing to fear but fear itself and she proved that. For Jo I had to keep reminding myself that she’s fourteen. For me this book would have made a lot more sense if she was seventeen or even sixteen, but fourteen? I didn't mind the guy. Yeah it’s hard to believe but they weren't doing anything wrong. It was the older girls who would only be sixteen to nineteen smoking and Jo seemed okay with it. Rule for going into high school, don’t do drugs or befriend anyone who does. Yet my least favorite was Polly. Sweet little Polly was the one I couldn't stand. I believe what she was in this book was too much. I don’t mind girls with her story line, but how it started I wasn't happy with. Also with a book such a quick read and Polly having to share it with Jo and Ama it seemed like the writer had to make Polly do something and that seemed like the easiest option. I believe if we had more background on Polly it would make more sense but with such a quick book it seemed unnecessary giving us a different spin on who Polly was.If you haven’t finish the Sisterhoods series please do so before you read this book. There are little spoilers in Three Willows about the sisters of the traveling pants. There not major spoiler, for myself I am waiting for the third summer of sisterhood. Yet there is something that you wish you didn't know about Tibby, Lena and Effie. Yet Jo, Ama and Polly are still connected to each other. Watch as they grow and entwine into three beautiful willows. less
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Another set of girls, but the author ties them in with the original sisterhood.
Good story about relationships, story unfolds nicely.
Girly. Full of Angst. Love. Hate. Typical girly book
Felt like I was reading a Young Adult book
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