January 2009 Indie Next List
“Ann Brashares once again shows her gift for creating distinctive and wonderfully well-rounded characters in this new story of three friends during a summer of emotional growth.”
— Katherine Bryk, Learned Owl Book Shop, Hudson, OH
"summer is a time to grow"
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.
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. . .
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.
About the Author
Ann Brashares is the author of the phenomenal five-million-copies-selling series of young adult novels, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls In Pants", and "Forever in Blue", and the "New York Times" bestselling adult novel "The Last Summer (of You and Me) "and the novel My Name Is Memory.
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 10, 2008:
“Brashares gets her characters’ emotions and interactions just right.”