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The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (2003)

by Ann Brashares

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The Pants have been packed up since last summer. This summer Carmen, Bee, Lena and Tibby are 16 –it’s the summer before grade 12 – and the Pants are unpacked to be used again. This summer, Carmen and Lena will be staying home and they both have jobs. Carmen and her mother have both started dating. Lena has broken up with Kostos. Bee is going to visit her grandmother, who she hasn’t seen in years. Tibby is going to film summer school. The girls all have some conflicts with their mothers this summer, except Bee, whose mother died a few years earlier.

I thought this book was just as good as the first, if not just slightly better, though I’ve rated it the same. It’s still really enjoyable to see what the girls are up to and how their lives have evolved. ( )
  LibraryCin | Jul 13, 2014 |
It's enjoyable, but my least favorite of all the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books. ( )
  Stormydawnc | Jun 23, 2014 |
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants consists of four girls: Bridget, Carmen, Tibby, and Lena. They discovered a magical pair of pants that fits them all perfectly, and decided to use them as a way to keep in touch over the summer. Their second summer with the Pants is an adventure they'll definitely remember. Bridget heads to Alabama to visit her grandmother and learn about her deceased mother's past. Carmen's mother falls in love and Carmen thinks she is making a fool of herself. Tibby goes to a college film camp and tries but can't forget a special friend. Lena mourns over last summer's romance and finds out that her mother knows a lot about dealing with a long-distance relationship.

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares is the sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. This book is a great story about love and friendship that is descriptive in some parts. It really captures the emotional roller coaster of being a teenager. The book is written to include the perspectives of all four girls instead of just one, which makes the characters easy to understand. ( )
  br14kafr | Dec 1, 2013 |
Actual Rating : 4.5 stars

NO KROSTOS HOW COULD YOU I HATE YOU NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ( )
  ccathee17c | Jun 7, 2013 |
Full disclosure is in order: I didn't read the first book. I saw the movie. And what a huge, huge, HUGE mistake that was. The books, it seems, are remarkably different from the movies, and there was a lot going on that I didn't quite understand. I was actually kind of angry at the book because I'd gotten so attached to the characters as the movie portrays them. Had I read the first book and skipped the movie, I probably would have liked this book a lot more. The characters just didn't seem ...in character. They were too different. Their stories were too different.

I recommend this book to those who have skipped the first movie in favor of the book, or at the very least read the first book before seeing the movie. ( )
  frozenplums | May 4, 2013 |
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"For my mother, Jane Easton Brashares, with love."
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"Once there were four girls who shared a pair of pants."
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There is a novel in this series published as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 which is actually a reprint of Forever in Blue - the 4th book in the series. It has a movie cover tie-in and is NOT this book.
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Very enjoyable for a teen book -- the 16-year-old protagonists make everything Incredibly! Dramatic!, but once the reader remembers what it's like to BE 16, that seems very believable and realistic for the characters at hand. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood is, of course, a sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; Brashares does a nice job of explaining the backstory without being so heavy-handed as to undermine *this* story.

Characters are well-developed; conflicts are resolved in ways that are true to life (though not always pleasing). Some serious themes are addressed -- identity and family, the nature of true friends, and true love lost, among others -- but the book is never heavy or dark. It's a great snapshot be being 16.
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Teens who loved Ann Brashares's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2001) will cheer its equally riveting sequel The Second Summer of the Sisterhood. As in the first novel, four teen girls who have known each other since birth (their moms shared a pregnancy aerobics class) further forge their bond of friendship through a pair of thrift-store jeans that magically, impossibly, fits them all perfectly.

Like the summer before, Carmen, Bridget, Tibby, and Lena share their individual adventures with the Pants collective, creating an engaging, kaleidoscopic narrative of four voices. This summer, Tibby attends a film program in Virginia and Bridget (Bee), whose mother has died, impulsively jets off to Alabama to get reacquainted with her estranged grandmother. Lovely Lena tries to protect herself from the heartbreak of loving her long-distance Greek god boyfriend Kostos, and Carmen deals (poorly) with her mother dating again and having the nerve to borrow the Pants!

The Second Summer, while breezy and fun to read, deals seriously with love lost and found, death, and finding the courage to live honestly. The teens' lessons are often painful, but the Sisterhood prevails. Quotations from luminaries such as Charlie Brown ("Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love") to Nelson Mandela ("There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered") open each chapter and cleverly reflect the novel's many moods. (Ages 12 and older) --Karin Snelson

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The four girls of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, now sixteen, embark on another summer of travels and life lessons charmed by a shared pair of seemingly magical thrift-store jeans.

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