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Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood [Paperback]

Ann Brashares
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June 13 2006 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

“A fun and poignant coming-of-age story," declared Entertainment Weekly of the third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares, author of The Here and Now.

It’s the summer before the sisterhood departs for college . . . their last real summer together before they head off to start their grown-up lives. It’s the time when Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen need their Pants the most.

 “Readers of the other books won’t be disappointed.” —Booklist, Starred

“A treat for anyone.” —Los Angeles Times

“These are friends worth having.” —Chicago Tribune


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Ages 12 and up. Best buds Tibby, Carmen, Lena and Bridget are back with their magical pair of shared jeans in Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood. Each summer brings new and difficult challenges, as the perennially separated friends discover afresh this last season before college. Tibby struggles with the idea of close friend Brian becoming her boyfriend, and their fragile relationship is soon tested by a tragedy in her immediate family. Carmen doesn’t know how to react when she finds out that her middle-aged mom is pregnant, and Bridget is unpleasantly surprised to be reunited with the boy who broke her heart two summers ago. Finally, Lena, still coming to terms with the loss of her first love, tries to convince her strict father that art school is a better career path than Greek restaurant management. But through every crisis, each girl is assured of the love and support of the created sisterhood when she pulls on the denim armor of the cherished, and by now, a bit fragrant ("Rule # 1. You must never wash the Pants.") Traveling Pants.

Full of homey platitudes about life, love and the pursuit of perfect jeans, Girls in Pants occasionally reads like a lengthy Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul entry. But often that’s precisely the kind of friendly reassurance female readers are looking for, and fans of the wildly popular series who’ve journeyed every summer with the "Septembers" will find much to laugh and cry about in this concluding volume. --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Grade 7 Up - Four friends embark on their third summer of adventures, beginning with their high school graduation. Tibby ponders the change in her relationship with a male friend who now wants to date her. She is devastated when her little sister is seriously injured after falling out a window that Tibby accidentally left open. Lena's plans to attend art school are disrupted when her conservative father discovers her sketching a nude male model during a summer class and refuses to pay the tuition. Carmen takes a job looking after Lena's cantankerous grandmother. She decides to attend college locally when she discovers that her mother and new stepfather are expecting a baby. Bridget goes to summer camp and is surprised to learn that her ex-fling is also a counselor. As in the previous books, the pants move from girl to girl weaving their special magic, but they are mentioned only briefly and it is easy to forget who has them when. The multiple story lines abruptly switch within chapters, building suspense. However, reluctant readers may miss having more solid transitions. The novel will appeal to those wanting light fare as the girls spend most of their time fretting about boys and all of their tribulations end happily. Fans will clamor for the latest in the series. The story stands alone, but references to the previous summers will attract readers to the other books. - Linda L. Plevak, Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio, TX
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars sweet Jan. 27 2005
Format:Hardcover
This third book has funnier and livelier characters than the first and second. This book gave a better characterization of the different girls than the first two. The depth of their friendship and concern for one another other is vividly explained, as well as their consideration for the people who crossed their lives. This book is both inspiring and hilarious.
Also recommended: Sense and nonsensibility, The Usurper by Janvier Tisi
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the three Feb. 25 2005
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Format:Hardcover
I read and loved both the previous travelling pants books, but this one I felt was the best by far. The girls are all a little older and the storylines seem so real and believable. I laughed and cried a little while I read it. These books aren't just great for kids, but youthfull adults too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and inspiring Jan. 26 2005
Format:Hardcover
This third book has funnier and livelier characters than the first and second. This book gave a better characterization of the different girls than the first two. The depth of their friendship and concern for one another other is vividly explained, as well as their consideration for the people who crossed their lives. This book is both inspiring and hilarious.
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