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Can't wait for the next installment of the Pants? Check out the SPECIAL EDITION of The Second Summer of the Sisterhood , in stores now! Inside you'll find an exclusive "Who's Your Soul Mate Quiz" and a sneak peak at the third book, Girls in Pants. With a bit of last summer's sand in the pockets, the Traveling Pants and the Sisterhood that wears them embark on their 16th sum Can't wait for the next installment of the Pants? Check out the SPECIAL EDITION of The Second Summer of the Sisterhood , in stores now! Inside you'll find an exclusive "Who's Your Soul Mate Quiz" and a sneak peak at the third book, Girls in Pants. With a bit of last summer's sand in the pockets, the Traveling Pants and the Sisterhood that wears them embark on their 16th summer. Bridget: Impulsively sets off for Alabama, wanting to both confront her demons about her family and avoid them all at once. Lena: Spends a blissful week with Kostos, making the unexplainable silence that follows his visit even more painful. Carmen: Is concerned that her mother is making a fool of herself over a man. When she discovers that her mother borrowed the Pants to wear on a date, she's certain of it. Tibby: Not about to spend another summer working at Wallman's, she takes a film course only to find it's what happens off-camera that teaches her the most. From the Hardcover edition.

30 review for The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood #2)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Trina (Between Chapters)

    I didn't like this one as much as the first book and I'm not sure if that's because I was so familiar with the first book due to the movie, or what. Carmen - I can relate to her the most, but her plot was kind of melodramatic this time in my opinion. One thing I really don't understand is her relationship with her step-brother. When did they get close? Tibby - I was pretty disappointed in Tibby, and while it's realistic that she wouldn't have changed overnight after the events of book 1, I just w I didn't like this one as much as the first book and I'm not sure if that's because I was so familiar with the first book due to the movie, or what. Carmen - I can relate to her the most, but her plot was kind of melodramatic this time in my opinion. One thing I really don't understand is her relationship with her step-brother. When did they get close? Tibby - I was pretty disappointed in Tibby, and while it's realistic that she wouldn't have changed overnight after the events of book 1, I just was annoyed with her storyline 90% of the time. Lena - I seriously cannot deal with the insta-love going on with her story. She was literally in love with someone who'd said all of 5 words to her. Bridget - I loved Bridget's story the most in this book. It had the most meaning, but unfortunately, there are parts to her story that were so laughable to me that it undermined the depth. I don't know, I just want more showing to back up all the telling. At least, in my experience I remain unconvinced of a lot of what the girls are going through. Carmen is the only character who I feel any connection with because she is always so emotionally charged. I feel like I really know why she feels how she does and see her raw reactions. There is so much potential in Tibby and Bridget's stories and while I'm told 'this is a sad thing' over and over, I'm not really seeing them reacting. We spend so little time in each character's POV before it switches to the next girl that I feel like I'm only getting to know them on a surface level despite the very important topics the book is trying to get at. I listened to this on audio and the POV switches were terrible in that format because they ran together. I do want to point out that there are a lot of dated attitudes in this series (lack of body positivity, and use of the 'r' word in casual insults are examples from this book), so this could be something some readers won't enjoy. But I grew up in the same years these characters did and the books are a product of that time period (early 2000s).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lani

    I wasn't terribly impressed with the first book, but I was interested enough in the characters to want to read more. I am so glad I did! This book seemed more realistically teenaged-girl, both the good and bad. The girls had to face things in their lives that they could avoid as children, and came out stronger. Though other people criticized the way that Bee changed, I thought it was actually a pretty accurate depiction of a girl hurt by her early sexual experience. Teenagers experiment with their I wasn't terribly impressed with the first book, but I was interested enough in the characters to want to read more. I am so glad I did! This book seemed more realistically teenaged-girl, both the good and bad. The girls had to face things in their lives that they could avoid as children, and came out stronger. Though other people criticized the way that Bee changed, I thought it was actually a pretty accurate depiction of a girl hurt by her early sexual experience. Teenagers experiment with their appearance and stereotype all the time, and Bee did not have a family to try to steer her course. For whatever reason this book just touched me in a way that the first one didn't. I like book series that age with their audience, and I think this one has really managed to do that.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Iryna (Book and Sword)

    3/5 stars “She used to cry roughly three times a year. Now she seemed to cry three times before breakfast. Could that be considered progress?” I enjoyed the 1st book of this series much, much more. The only thing that improved in the book two was the writing - it was more refined and less juvenile, but unfortunately that was the end of improvements. “She got tired of herself. She got tired of not being able to say what she wanted or do what she wanted or even want what she wanted.” The only charac 3/5 stars ​“She used to cry roughly three times a year. Now she seemed to cry three times before breakfast. Could that be considered progress?” I enjoyed the 1st book of this series much, much more. The only thing that improved in the book two was the writing - it was more refined and less juvenile, but unfortunately that was the end of improvements. “She got tired of herself. She got tired of not being able to say what she wanted or do what she wanted or even want what she wanted.” The only character that had an appealing and meaningful story was Bee, everybody else's storylines were just a mess. Bee's storyline honestly saved the book for me, I really loved exploring the attic of memories with her, and watching her reinvent herself. ​I couldn't stand Carmen in this book at all - she wasn't my favorite in the first book, but here she definitely took the gold on the most annoying character ever. Her story arc was exactly the same as in the first book, but with a different parent - total waste of time. ​Tibby was as usual coarse and bitter and unlikable, which made no sense considering what she went through in the first book. I really thought that her character would be different, but she kept making the stupidest choices for absolutely no reason. “I mean putting yourself out there in the way of overwhelming happiness and knowing you're also putting yourself in the way of terrible harm. I'm scared to be this happy. I'm scared to be this extreme.” Lena's character was completely lost in her romantic arc -which was so incredibly unrealistic. Lena was my favorite in book one because she had personality - she loved art, books and she knew what she wanted from the world. Lena in book two was a lovesick puppy with absolutely no personality left - it was disheartening to read. Despite the uninteresting and repetitive plot lines, this was still a good summer read. I am just hoping that the next book is much better, otherwise that will be the end of this series for me. My WEBSITE My INSTAGRAM My WORDPRESS BLOG

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tanya (Girl Plus Books)

    Third Read: August 22-27, 2016 Second Read: May 2009 Original Read: March 2004 My re-read of the series continues... this time on audio book. All so I can *finally* read the final book in the series, Sisterhood Everlasting. I found that I was annoyed by most of the girls (with the exception of Bridget) all through this second book in the series. Carmen - Carmen behaved like an abominable brat for 90% of the book. Her reaction to her mother daring to date and basically have a life made me want to sma Third Read: August 22-27, 2016 Second Read: May 2009 Original Read: March 2004 My re-read of the series continues... this time on audio book. All so I can *finally* read the final book in the series, Sisterhood Everlasting. I found that I was annoyed by most of the girls (with the exception of Bridget) all through this second book in the series. Carmen - Carmen behaved like an abominable brat for 90% of the book. Her reaction to her mother daring to date and basically have a life made me want to smack her. I understand it had just been her and her mother since her parents divorced, but come on. Carmen was almost 17 years old and would be leaving for college in a year anyway. But Christina had the audacity to date and find some happiness and that sent Carmen into a tailspin and behaving like a selfish child having a tantrum. She was thoroughly unlikable for most of the book. Tibby - I've always liked Tibby but her choices in this book had me so disappointed. She spent her time and efforts trying to gain the favor of two "cool kids" whose favorite past time was mocking others. And in the process she was thoughtless and cruel to Brian - and her mother - hurting them both. Shame on you, Tibby. Lena - Lena's pining over Kostos was annoying since it was she that broke things off. And then she's devastated to learn that he went out with a girl? Uh, you broke up with him. Was he supposed to magically understand why and then pine after you till the end of time? The events with Kostos at the end of the book did have me completely sympathetic toward their plight but all the angst leading up to that point smacked of melodrama. (And the thing with Paul? I had totally forgot about that since my last read!) Bridget - Bridget was the only one who seemed to be making smarter decisions this time around and growing in the process. I loved reading about her summer with Greta. Not my favorite book in the series but I'm still looking forward to continuing my reread of the series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Scott

    Yes, Ann Brashares does it again! Who knew the second book could be as good as the first? You'd think the plot wouldn't work as well, with Tibby so close to home, and Lena and Carmen not going away. But somehow, it still worked. Yes, the girls saw each other a lot more often. But they still talked online, or sent little postcards to each other. They still made it seem they were apart, even when they were five minutes away. And those conversations are what I really love. The letters that break up Yes, Ann Brashares does it again! Who knew the second book could be as good as the first? You'd think the plot wouldn't work as well, with Tibby so close to home, and Lena and Carmen not going away. But somehow, it still worked. Yes, the girls saw each other a lot more often. But they still talked online, or sent little postcards to each other. They still made it seem they were apart, even when they were five minutes away. And those conversations are what I really love. The letters that break up the usual writing style, the messages that show the change from different point of views. Instead of reading a book, I'm the fifth member of their little group. Well, not quite, but I really, REALLY wish I was. As with the last book, I didn't like Carmen. She's so selfish and whiny. I understand, it's upsetting for her to see her mum supposedly moving on without her. But then talk to her about it! Say you don't like that she's acting like a teenager, and you can fix the problem. The way she reacted, like a five year old, made me mad. Honestly, she's one of the biggest reasons this book doesn't get a five star rating. I could replace her in the group, then everything would be perfect! The other three girls, I absolutely adore. Bee is my favourite. In this book, she's gone a little depressed. I couldn't help but think about her mum, and worry that Bee was going to turn out like her. But I shouldn't have worried. Our Bee is far stronger than that. She didn't hide away in bed forever; she got up and flew to see her Grandma she barely knew. Because, you know, why wouldn't you? I loved seeing Bee get better over there. The character growth done there was brilliant. It was also good to find out more about her past. We knew her mum had died, we were told that in the first book. But that was really all we knew. In this book, as Bee cleaned out her Grandma's attic, we got to find out more and more. Bee started accepting the awful past her mother had had. It was heartbreaking, but necessary. Tibby grew a lot too. She was at film school, which sounded so great for her. At first, she made terrible mistakes. I mean, come on, anyone could tell that Alex and Maura were going to be lame. Plus, why would you not want to be best friends with Brian? He's so sweet, and he adores Tibby. But she learned. Through Bailey, her friend from the first book, she learned what a moron she was being. In the first book, Bailey didn't make me cry. But this time she did. Like Bee, Tibby started to actually accept her death. And that's what made it so sad. I wasn't a huge fan of Bailey, but I missed her. Tibby needed her, so then I needed her. Now all we need is for Tibby to realise that Brian is crazily in love with her, and they can both live happily ever after. Lena changed, but I'm not sure if she grew. Like Bee said, "she used to cry about three times a year. Now she cried three times before breakfast." It's so unlike Lena to be so heartbroken over a boy. But she really did love him. She was probably better off without him. Having a boyfriend in Greece was never going to work out. But she didn't know that! She needed him! I'll admit, I did a little squeal of joy when they realised they loved each other. Oh, it was so cute!! But that was all the happiness Lena got. Everything went downhill from there. I won't spoil it, don't worry! But I was genuinely shocked by the Kostos plot twist. Yes, it was the right thing to do. But SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? Lena desperately needed hugs, and chocolate. I'm glad her friends were there for her. I needed friends like that there for me, just on behalf of Lena! I'll admit, I even shed a tiny tear. We got to see more of the mothers too, which I liked. Of course, I like the Sisterhood more. But it was still kind of nice to see the mothers old relationship. Plus, we got to find out more about why they aren't friends any more. And their secrets, and their love lives, and their relationships with their daughters. All very good things, that made the book even better. While this book was a little more depressing than the first one, I still loved it. How can you not love these girls? I can't wait to get my hands on book 3!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shannon (leaninglights)

    I love the honesty in these books - they really are something special. They tackle a variety of issues and these four girls are some of the realest and relatable ones in young adult contemporary. And you want female friendships? CHECK CHECK CHECK, this series is overflowing with women holding up other women and it's just wonderful and was really ahead of it's time and I just love it soooo much. On to reread book 3!! :D

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cassie

    Better than the first. The ending made me angry and sad though. Poor, poor Lena.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bitchin' Reads

    I forgot what Kostas did! Ugh!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The pants are back! Here they are to give these wonderful friends the summer they have all been waiting for. I hope this book is as good as the first one! As same as in the first book of the sisterhood the author Ann Brashares uses the technique of putting for stories in 1 because each friend is living a different life, this author uses a great word choice “ whirlwind, hiatus, clunking, but’ she doesn’t use much word repetition, and I also love how she characterizes the new characters and the i The pants are back! Here they are to give these wonderful friends the summer they have all been waiting for. I hope this book is as good as the first one! As same as in the first book of the sisterhood the author Ann Brashares uses the technique of putting for stories in 1 because each friend is living a different life, this author uses a great word choice “ whirlwind, hiatus, clunking, but’ she doesn’t use much word repetition, and I also love how she characterizes the new characters and the imagery that she can give you of the scene. I am going to start with the summer of Bridget she is my favorite character. Bridget finds out that her grandma from mom’s side has been writing all this past years and her father didn’t tell her. She is going to visit her grandma but not directly, she is going name herself Gilda for no one to realize that she is Bridget, she used to go to Alabama all the time when she was little that is why she hides her real name. She is going to work in her grandmother’s house and investigate about her mother; she is going to help Greta fix the attic. Everything comes out just they way she wanted it but her grandma realizes that she is her granddaughter and lets her stay at her house. Bridget finds herself again this summer; she starts playing soccer again and also finds friends from when she was little. Lena is another member from the sisterhood, This summer she is very depressed she misses her ex-boyfriend Kostos who she met the past summer in Greece when she went to visit her grandmother. She thinks Kostos has a girlfriend and that he has forgotten her. One day she hears the door bell, it was Kostos she didn’t now why he was there. He told her that he was there for university and that made Lena more depressed because it meant that he didn’t even cared for her, because he had come all the way from Greece and he didn’t even called her. One night Lena went to visit Kostos; she needed to talk to him, she explained all her feelings and then Kostos said that she didn’t have a girlfriend and that he still loved her. He made her very happy with those words; the bad thing is that Kostos needs to go back to Greece because of a family problem. At the end of the summer Lena goes to Greece becuase her grandfather died and she finds out that Kostos is getting married. Tibby is also a member of the sisterhood, she loves to make movies. This summer she went to a summer school of film making and she is suppose to do a movie. She makes a movie about the most embarrassing moments of her mom and after they present it she regrets it. She feels bad with her mom. But then she made a movie of the great moments she passed with her friend Bailey who died last summer, she made a great movie. Carmen didn’t have a great summer she fitted with her mom a lot because her mom was dating and obsessed with David and Carmen didn’t liked it. She thought her mom didn’t care about her any more, she also tried to help Lena forget about Kostos but she couldn’t.

  10. 4 out of 5

    K.

    First things first: I want the shoes that the model on the cover of this edition is wearing. Because they're wonderful and I need them. Onto the book itself - I kind of wanted to strangle all of the characters. First of all? WASH THOSE FUCKING JEANS. I'm sorry, but you cannot pass a pair of jeans between four teenage girls over the course of two summers and NOT get blood on them at some point. Also, it's summer. In Washington D.C. It's humid as shit. And Bridget plays soccer in them. WASH THE JE First things first: I want the shoes that the model on the cover of this edition is wearing. Because they're wonderful and I need them. Onto the book itself - I kind of wanted to strangle all of the characters. First of all? WASH THOSE FUCKING JEANS. I'm sorry, but you cannot pass a pair of jeans between four teenage girls over the course of two summers and NOT get blood on them at some point. Also, it's summer. In Washington D.C. It's humid as shit. And Bridget plays soccer in them. WASH THE JEANS. THEY'RE NASTY. But I digress. While I appreciate that the lessons that the girls learnt the previous summer wouldn't necessarily have stuck because, like, THEY'RE TEENAGERS, it would have been nice for them to not make the exact same mistakes that they made the previous year. I found myself just waving my hands in frustration at the first book, and yet no one listened to me. At this point, all I want from the series is for Tibby to get her fucking act together and realise that she should be making out with Brian because he's super sweet and adorable. But I'm guessing we get about 700 more pages of Kostas, aka the dude a 15 year old girl should never have been dating in the first place. Sigh. (Don't get me wrong, I actually didn't mind this one. But I'm fairly certain it's going to prove to be 100% forgettable in the long run. And I'm not sure if it's because it's more than a little dated now, and YA is a lot more hard hitting, or if it's just because I'm not a teenage girl and therefore relate far more to the adults in the story than the teenagers. So yeah, this one fell somewhere in the middle of the road for me.)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It took me much longer to get through the second book then the first. To be honest, it was painful to read most of the time. I continue to detest Carmen and her childish behavior--yes, I realize she's a teenager, but I couldn't stand to read how supposedly she was so sad to hurt people's feelings and then she'd just go ahead and do it anyway. I couldn't stand reading about Lina's heartache anymore and was especially angry when Kostos's big bomb dropped after the author FINALLY got them back toge It took me much longer to get through the second book then the first. To be honest, it was painful to read most of the time. I continue to detest Carmen and her childish behavior--yes, I realize she's a teenager, but I couldn't stand to read how supposedly she was so sad to hurt people's feelings and then she'd just go ahead and do it anyway. I couldn't stand reading about Lina's heartache anymore and was especially angry when Kostos's big bomb dropped after the author FINALLY got them back together. I thought the only real person in the book was Bee, strangely enough. The way she dyed her hair and gained weight reminded me of a time when I was a teenager and wanted to do everything possible to be the exact opposite of myself. I'm not sure I'm going to continue reading the rest of the books--the characters are NEVER happy and go on for pages and pages about their own self-woe and doubt. They spend chapters beating themselves up for their dumb mistakes and then never seem to learn from them. It might just be too much dumb girl emotion for me.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Saleh MoonWalker

    Onvan : The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #2) - Nevisande : Ann Brashares - ISBN : 385731051 - ISBN13 : 9780385731058 - Dar 373 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2003

  13. 4 out of 5

    Viir

    I read the first book a couple of years ago so I don't know all the details of the first one. So if I make mistakes in this review then bear with me :) The Travelling Pants, the Magic Pants, the Pants that helped the 4 girls have a great summer the last year are now not helping at all. Bridget leaves for the summer to visit her grandma, but not as Bridget. She gives herself an alias to find out more about her family. Carmen gets super jealous when her mother gets a boyfriend. Tibby attends a phot I read the first book a couple of years ago so I don't know all the details of the first one. So if I make mistakes in this review then bear with me :) The Travelling Pants, the Magic Pants, the Pants that helped the 4 girls have a great summer the last year are now not helping at all. Bridget leaves for the summer to visit her grandma, but not as Bridget. She gives herself an alias to find out more about her family. Carmen gets super jealous when her mother gets a boyfriend. Tibby attends a photography college course and wants to be cool for once. And Lena struggles with her love to Kostos. I do love when characters I like get into struggle. So you learn a bit about their coping skills. But it was a bit too much here because everyone had it hard, there was not one of the girls who started out good in the summer. And that's just unbelievable. Furthermore the story progresses pretty fast, what is great but also not, as it lacks depth and communication. But I'm probably expecting too much of a teenage book. Other than that I enjoyed reading this book as it's still lighthearted and kind of brings me back to my teenage years (they were not as adventurous and memorable as for the girls in the book though). I can't wait to read the next one and I can't wait to someday watch the movie adaptation.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Diah Sri

    love this books... I wishhh.. I've read this book 15 years ago, would've help me trough my teenage life and how to embrace adulthood with all of the pain and sorrow..., This books show you that it is ok to make mistake as long as you have the guts to admit it and try to correct it as best as u can... I wish I could be more like bree, inspite of the lost she have been trough, she still have enough courage to open her heart and embrace what ever come on her way... and lena is one lucky girls who has love this books... I wishhh.. I've read this book 15 years ago, would've help me trough my teenage life and how to embrace adulthood with all of the pain and sorrow..., This books show you that it is ok to make mistake as long as you have the guts to admit it and try to correct it as best as u can... I wish I could be more like bree, inspite of the lost she have been trough, she still have enough courage to open her heart and embrace what ever come on her way... and lena is one lucky girls who has best friend sorrounded her when the love of her live taken away....

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    Wow, what a whirlwind, the second summer was just as exciting as the first but definitely more emotion-filled. The girls seem to hone in on their own personal journeys and the theme is about their mothers. It is a beautifully woven story that had me tearing up at some parts and it helped me to see different aspects of the girls’ personalities and strengths. At times it was a bit slow which can make the story drag out, but for the most part I really enjoyed myself. Can’t wait to read the third in Wow, what a whirlwind, the second summer was just as exciting as the first but definitely more emotion-filled. The girls seem to hone in on their own personal journeys and the theme is about their mothers. It is a beautifully woven story that had me tearing up at some parts and it helped me to see different aspects of the girls’ personalities and strengths. At times it was a bit slow which can make the story drag out, but for the most part I really enjoyed myself. Can’t wait to read the third installment.

  16. 5 out of 5

    eleonora -

    Non pensate di prendere in mano questo romanzo a vent'anni, perché vi cercherete qualcosa che probabilmente non c'è. Se però lo leggete, sempre a vent'anni, ricordandovi di quando ne avevate dodici o tredici e le vostre amiche erano le persone più importanti sulla faccia della terra, allora potete. Ma non se con queste vostre amiche è andata a finire male e ne serbate un cattivo ricordo: se non portate rancore, però, potete leggerlo. Si parla di amicizia, quell'amicizia alla quale basta un nulla Non pensate di prendere in mano questo romanzo a vent'anni, perché vi cercherete qualcosa che probabilmente non c'è. Se però lo leggete, sempre a vent'anni, ricordandovi di quando ne avevate dodici o tredici e le vostre amiche erano le persone più importanti sulla faccia della terra, allora potete. Ma non se con queste vostre amiche è andata a finire male e ne serbate un cattivo ricordo: se non portate rancore, però, potete leggerlo. Si parla di amicizia, quell'amicizia alla quale basta un nulla per separarsi e poi sentirsi di nuovo sorelle. Quell'amicizia che ha sempre i genitori contro, quei genitori che non vi permettono di uscire, di andare a dormire dall'amica, di cenare con loro perché a casa vostra ci sono gli amici novantenni di vostro padre, che vi separano durante le vacanze. Eppure vi basta un semplice oggetto per ricordavi delle altre e tenervi unite, unitissime, incredibilmente assieme. Basta una telefonata, una lettere, una mail, un sms lungo chilometri, con la certezza che, finita l'estate, vi ritroverete più unite che mai. Pensate come sarebbe leggere questo libro a tredici anni, quando voi siete relegate a casa perché i vostri genitori lavorano dodici mesi all'anno e le vostre amiche, invece, sono state trascinate in vacanza in qualche luogo bellissimo. Vi mettete il costume da bagno, andate in spiaggia, ma non ci volete stare: senza le amiche che vi consolano c'è da sentirsi brutte, fuori luogo, con le gambe troppo corte e il seno troppo grande, e come spiegare a vostra sorella più piccola che non potete più giocare a racchette, che voi siete grandi, e se lo fate magari vi si abbassa il reggiseno? Ah, se solo ci fossero le vostre amiche, magari vi capirebbero. Allora iniziate a leggere questo libro, tornate a casa e vi sdraiate sul letto, no mamma la doccia la faccio dopo, non ho tanta sabbia addosso, e lo finite tutto. Serene, tranquille, fresche di quell'estate che avete appena passato con quelle ragazze del paio di jeans, quelle ragazze che vi hanno rassicurato: anche le vostre amiche, prima o poi, torneranno.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Roberson

    For a while there, I was getting so frustrated with this book, and how irritating most of the girls were being. Then I get to the end, and I remembered why it was one of my favorite in the series. Each of the girls had a huge hurdle to climb in this book, and in a way, this book was a turning point in all of their lives. They all learned something they needed to in order to be a better person. Bee will forever be my favorite character in these books, but I can honestly say I am loving rereading For a while there, I was getting so frustrated with this book, and how irritating most of the girls were being. Then I get to the end, and I remembered why it was one of my favorite in the series. Each of the girls had a huge hurdle to climb in this book, and in a way, this book was a turning point in all of their lives. They all learned something they needed to in order to be a better person. Bee will forever be my favorite character in these books, but I can honestly say I am loving rereading the series and reliving all the old feelings I had when I read them for the first time!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mom2triplets04

    I listened to this on audio for a read along #pantsalong. I was hoping to like this as much as book one but it just was a bit boring and unrealistic. Just like the first book the quotes between each chapter just made no sense at all. Also the switching of POVs without notice still continued to make me confused and frustrated. Towards the end I was getting annoyed with the girls and wanted to know more about the parents. I have the next book and I'm debating on continuing or not.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sara Booklover

    Avevo iniziato a leggere il primo libro di questa serie con davvero poca convinzione, pensando che fossero libri per ragazzine e stop e quindi che non mi potessero piacere. Invece sono rimasta entusiasta dal primo libro al punto di procurarmi il secondo dopo poco tempo e leggerlo tutto d'un fiato senza neanche lasciarlo a decantare il libreria come faccio di solito. Devo ammettere che anche per questo secondo libro avevo dei timori, perché vista con superficialità la storia alla base del libro p Avevo iniziato a leggere il primo libro di questa serie con davvero poca convinzione, pensando che fossero libri per ragazzine e stop e quindi che non mi potessero piacere. Invece sono rimasta entusiasta dal primo libro al punto di procurarmi il secondo dopo poco tempo e leggerlo tutto d'un fiato senza neanche lasciarlo a decantare il libreria come faccio di solito. Devo ammettere che anche per questo secondo libro avevo dei timori, perché vista con superficialità la storia alla base del libro può sembrare senza dubbio banale e durante le prime pagine di lettura la sensazione è quella. Ma dopo qualche capitolo, tempo di rientrare in sintonia con la storia e le sue quattro protagoniste, ogni dubbio si è dissipato. Confermo quindi il giudizio positivo che già avevo avuto con il primo libro. Perché questo seguito si è dimostrato non solo all'altezza del precedente ma mi è addirittura piaciuto di più. Se c'è una cosa che devo dare atto all'autrice è la sua bravura nel descrivere le più svariate situazioni e i più svariati stati d'animo. Le quattro protagoniste del libro hanno tutte caratteri molti diversi l'una dall'altra, e vivono anche vicissitudini diverse, eppure il lettore riesce ad entrare in sintonia con ognuna di loro con una semplicità disarmante, ed ad avere la sensazione di conoscerle da sempre. E non solo. Le vicende narrate mi hanno preso talmente tanto che gli stati d'animo dei vari personaggi li ho vissuti come se fossero i miei, e mi sono ritrovata spesso a rivivere alcune sensazioni già vissute e a pensare a come fosse brava l'autrice a sapere descrivere con così tanta precisione gli stati d'animo che anche io avevo provato in quella identica situazione. Ovviamente non tutto ci che accade nel libro è accaduto anche a me, ma anche per quanto riguarda esperienze non vissute la sensazione è stata quasi identica, ovvero la sensazione di avere già provato tutto ciò e di sapere che meglio di così non poteva essere descritto. E' quindi un libro davvero prezioso dal punto di vista dei contenuti e delle emozioni suscitate. La storia a volte può sembrare spensierata, ma ha sempre dei risvolti piuttosto drammatici, che si alternano ad altri momenti di calma e serenità, proprio come accade nella vita vera. E' per questo che mi è piaciuto così tanto, perché è un libro realistico, con momenti di felicità e infelicità, senza finali assurdamente lieti e definitivi, ma con dei piccoli traguardi raggiunti, piccoli attimi di felicità che non sono mai assoluti ma che evolvono cone le protagoniste stesse.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    Hahahaha I just looked back at my review of the first book, and I had made a point to say how much I disliked the audiobook and would be sure to read the rest of the series in print. I didn't have any real issues with the narration this time, but it seemed like a sadder story than the first book so I guess the dourness of the narrator's voice worked better. I can't say how many times I cried while listening to this as I drove home from Christmas. Each member of the Sisterhood had her own interes Hahahaha I just looked back at my review of the first book, and I had made a point to say how much I disliked the audiobook and would be sure to read the rest of the series in print. I didn't have any real issues with the narration this time, but it seemed like a sadder story than the first book so I guess the dourness of the narrator's voice worked better. I can't say how many times I cried while listening to this as I drove home from Christmas. Each member of the Sisterhood had her own interesting, poignant story, but I felt that the mothers of the Sisterhood had a deeper part to play in this installment. I was brought to tears thinking specifically of all the ways we are cruel and unfeeling toward our mothers at various points in our lives, and how mothers patiently accept this as part of their love for their children. Ann Brashares has a way of writing female emotions and relationships that are so elegant and truthful, but she doesn't shortchange the plot for the sake of introspection. Any girl, regardless of age, should read this series. That's not to say there aren't things that frustrate you (what did Bridget THINK would happen by meeting her grandmother under an assumed identity?), but I thought this second book was particularly emotionally wonderful.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)

    Rereading all 4 books this summer (after 10+ years) and reading for the first time Sisterhood Everlasting. Compared to the first book, this summer is about the girls overcoming difficult challenges and a lot of the relationship growth occurred between mothers and daughters, which was an interesting and relatable theme to explore. - Bridget is looking for healing about her mom (plus finding herself again after last summer) - Carmen is fighting the idea of her mom dating and finding happiness and lo Rereading all 4 books this summer (after 10+ years) and reading for the first time Sisterhood Everlasting. Compared to the first book, this summer is about the girls overcoming difficult challenges and a lot of the relationship growth occurred between mothers and daughters, which was an interesting and relatable theme to explore. - Bridget is looking for healing about her mom (plus finding herself again after last summer) - Carmen is fighting the idea of her mom dating and finding happiness and love with someone - Tibby is dealing with her mom's neglect and distantness (plus learning some lessons about what matters in people) - Lena is feeling some separation from her mom who doesn't want to talk about one of her past relationships (plus dealing with her love and painful relationship with Kostos) As always, the stories are woven together beautifully and the sequence of events are enrapturing. My heart warms to see the growth and happiness these characters experience and there were definitely some beautiful moments that moved me to tears (we are 2 for 2 on that score now!)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shelly

    This book is honest to a fault. Again the girls are very real and evolving at their own pace. I didn't like this at first, as one of the girls air headed all of a sudden and very unlikable. Where the others were growing up. But then I remembered, not everyone learns and grows at the same time. A few far fetched plot lines, but once again they are incoorperated well into the ultra realistic. Beautiful writing, focusing on mothers and daughters, i liked the link between The September groups. onto t This book is honest to a fault. Again the girls are very real and evolving at their own pace. I didn't like this at first, as one of the girls air headed all of a sudden and very unlikable. Where the others were growing up. But then I remembered, not everyone learns and grows at the same time. A few far fetched plot lines, but once again they are incoorperated well into the ultra realistic. Beautiful writing, focusing on mothers and daughters, i liked the link between The September groups. onto the next... Re/read 2016 I'm struck once again at the link between mothers & daughters. B & her grandma, linked through hair and the loss of her Marley. Tibby & the shame of seeing the movie about her mother. Turning the tables on her and making her want her mum. Lena, her mother, Kostas and Eugiuen. Greek lovers and privacy. Carmen's insolence being braught up short by the grace of her mothers behaviour towards her ex husband and new wife.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Adriana

    This book was about how four girls Lena, Tibby, Carmen and Bridget spend their summers apart from each other but still keeping contact through a pair of jeans. These jeans have been through a lot last summer but this summer they add new experiences and events to them. Through these jeans they learn many things like how to keep a long term relationship and even helps them "fit in" with certain kinds of people while thier in camp. Each girl goes to a different place but the jeans travel from place This book was about how four girls Lena, Tibby, Carmen and Bridget spend their summers apart from each other but still keeping contact through a pair of jeans. These jeans have been through a lot last summer but this summer they add new experiences and events to them. Through these jeans they learn many things like how to keep a long term relationship and even helps them "fit in" with certain kinds of people while thier in camp. Each girl goes to a different place but the jeans travel from place to place so that each girl has them over the summer for a certain amount of days. I though this book was alright. It wasn't as exciting as the first one because we didn't know what was coming. I still enjoyed reading it though because I learned more about the girls and their experiences. I would recommend this book to teens and anyone who likes to travel.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا

    From Lena's point of view This story was so good. It has a lot of pain and love. I cried a lot more than laughed. Carmen surprised me by being very mean and selfish! Her character in the movie is so different. Lena's story in the book pained me so much just like Carmen's mom and her lover David. I can't understand how Carmen was so mean and hateful like that!!! Bee broke my heart but she always gets up and push herself forward. I love her for that. Tibby's love and sorrow for Bailey is so touching From Lena's point of view This story was so good. It has a lot of pain and love. I cried a lot more than laughed. Carmen surprised me by being very mean and selfish! Her character in the movie is so different. Lena's story in the book pained me so much just like Carmen's mom and her lover David. I can't understand how Carmen was so mean and hateful like that!!! Bee broke my heart but she always gets up and push herself forward. I love her for that. Tibby's love and sorrow for Bailey is so touching. to tell you the truth I have not experienced grief. And I don't wish to, though I know it is part of life. Great series. Love them.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Talina | Sassy & Dangerous

    Also reviewed at my blog, Sassy & Dangerous! http://sassyanddangerous.blogspot.mx/ I had hoped this book would change my mind about the series, but, unfortunately, it didn't. I kept putting off finishing this book because of how much it bored me. The characters were the same, annoying, bratty and frustrating. The plot was alright, it intrigued me a little bit more, but to be honest, I actually looked forward to reading about Carmen's mother! She was a lot more interesting than the girls! Br Also reviewed at my blog, Sassy & Dangerous! http://sassyanddangerous.blogspot.mx/ I had hoped this book would change my mind about the series, but, unfortunately, it didn't. I kept putting off finishing this book because of how much it bored me. The characters were the same, annoying, bratty and frustrating. The plot was alright, it intrigued me a little bit more, but to be honest, I actually looked forward to reading about Carmen's mother! She was a lot more interesting than the girls! Bridget: She finds out that her grandmother has been trying to contact her and her brother Perry her via letters ever since her mother died, but her father has been hiding those letters. Angrily, Bridget decides that she is going to Alabama to see her grandmother. After her summer in California, Bridget has changed a lot. She dyed her hair brown, gained some weight, stopped playing soccer, and just hasn't been herself. In my head, I was just thinking, "well, hello, that's the consequences of being careless," But in this book, actually I enjoyed Bridget a lot more. She was trying to find herself, just like all sixteen year old's do. One of the things I was annoyed with was how the author left out why her father disliked Bridget's grandmother so much. Why would he hide all those letters? Through the entire book no information was given on that topic. At the end though, it made me smile because it finally felt that she was happy again. I just hope she won't be as reckless in the third book as she was in the first. I enjoyed reading about her this time and I'm curious to know what she's going to be like in the next book. Carmen: It's hard enough on her that her father got married last summer and has a new family now, but she just can't deal with her mom having a new beau and so she sets out to destroy their relationship! First off.. My god girl, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER! Carmen was nothing but a little selfish brat that only cared for her own self happiness. I despised how she was acting towards her mother, I despised how she treated everyone, I just despised her! Her mom was so happy about being with David, once Carmen saw that, the only thought that came to her head was, "NO, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE HAPPY!" And she literally tries to sabotage their relationship, in which she succeeds. I was literally so close to throwing the book out in rain because of her. If I do decide to read the third book, I do hope she's changed, because she's really starting to get on my nerves. Lena: Last summer, Lena falls deeply in love with Kostos a handsome boy in Greece. When she returns home, she decides it's best to break up with him. But this summer, she can't help but constantly think about him and want him, even though she broke up with him. Unfortunately, things start to fall apart at home and back in Greece. I was really upset to read about Lena's summer. She was sad that she didn't have Kostos in her life anymore (even though she broke it off) and then a death in the family shook her even more. I felt really bad and I just wanted to hug her. I felt like she was more interesting in the second book than in the first one. She just seemed dull in the first summer, and this time, I felt like I could see what she felt and thought. I did enjoy Lena's character this time around and I'm curious to know what her third summer will be like. Tibby: She is off to a summer film program, trying to be someone she's not while also trying to forget about Bailey's death last summer. She is assigned to make a movie about anything and she chooses to do it about her mother, but learns that it wasn't the right decision. Instead, she makes a video about someone special to her. I felt the same way about Tibby just as I did with Carmen. She was acting like a complete butt head to her family, friends, and even Brian, the guy that likes her. I was so upset with how she was treating everyone that cared for her, that sometimes I would just skip a few pages. I was also upset at how she would treat her mom and the things she thought about her family sometimes. I also hated how she treated Brian. He was nothing but nice to her and she just didn't care. She had a "I hate the world attitude and no one cares about me," and to be frank, it annoyed me. Overall, if I do decide to read the next book, I do hope the characters have a drastic change to their attitudes.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Karla Jimenez

    Debo añadir que con el final me gusto un poco mas este segunda parte!, buenísimo si lo hubiera leído de adolescente!. Me encanta como se valora la amistad, es parte fundamental en nuestras vidas!.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cookielover

    I might have enjoyed this more if I were 12.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Paige Brydson

    This series is so nostalgic for me. Brought this book along with me to my trip to Vegas two weeks ago and it made a nice addition. YA, so it was definitely an easy read. It's been a LONG time since I originally read these books so it's been interesting reading it now that I am older. I do still love the story and the idea behind the series even if it does come off cheesy at points. Looking forward to re-reading the third book next!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jen • Just One More Page

    This review is also posted on my blog. (view spoiler)[My first review of 2018! And it’s only the 4th!! No really, I figured that if I read at least 15% of my book every day, there’s no way I can fall behind this year. IT SHOULD WORK. But anyway. Good GOD, the first half of this book was fucking unbearable. Like – alright, I get it, these are 16 year old kids who are still working out how to feel feelings and do life right, but, FUCKING CHRIST. This is a whole new level of shitty and just goddamn s This review is also posted on my blog. (view spoiler)[My first review of 2018! And it’s only the 4th!! No really, I figured that if I read at least 15% of my book every day, there’s no way I can fall behind this year. IT SHOULD WORK. But anyway. Good GOD, the first half of this book was fucking unbearable. Like – alright, I get it, these are 16 year old kids who are still working out how to feel feelings and do life right, but, FUCKING CHRIST. This is a whole new level of shitty and just goddamn stupid. How fucking insufferable it all was and how easy it felt that it could all be fixed if any of them would just take their heads out of their butts and SEE CLEARLY is what knocked off the first star. What knocked off the second is the shitty gendered language that didn’t even get challenged, all the fat shaming, generalized hive-mind statements like “women tended to take the size to the fitting room they wish they were instead of the size they actually are” sprinkled all OVER the story, a noted use of the word “retarded,” implying that to be suicidal is to be “weak” and “give up too easily” even a little bit (while never actually using the phrase “Bridget’s mom committed suicide”), and probably a couple other specific things I can’t remember right now but bookmarked in my brain as “YEP there’s ANOTHER awful thing.” I mean, I specifically remember the point where I went “YEP this book just fell down to three stars.” So yeah. So, the only redeeming factors are that the INSUFFERABLE parts only went on for the first half of the book. Once you reach the second part, it tones down considerably as character development hits and all four girls actually become decent functional people. (I may take that back about Bee – she was the one who had it the most together and seemed the most understandable and was *not* a toxic human being during most of the book. So I actually take it all back about Bee. She was okay. I liked her a lot.) And the ending was cute, all things considered, and the character development was actually quite nice and felt fair, and I really liked the focus on mother-daughter relationships. So, even though I didn’t enjoy it at ALL like I did when I first read it at 16 (it must have annoyed me even then for me to give it four stars at the time), and at one point I actually faced the very sad realization that I might not want to continue this series (see the entire first half), by the time the book ended I still enjoyed it enough to want to move on to book three. I’M STILL JUST EXCITED I ALREADY FINISHED MY FIRST BOOK THO. (hide spoiler)]

  30. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Though this book was enjoyable to read, just like the first one, I found it pretty disappointing. I basically lost all of my respect for Lena, even though I did feel bad for her. Once and Kostos got back together, I was disappointed that all they did was make-out and all Lena wanted from him was sex. I really wanted their relationship to develop further and instead of just having sexual contact with each other, maybe they could have actually had a conversation and caught up over the past few mon Though this book was enjoyable to read, just like the first one, I found it pretty disappointing. I basically lost all of my respect for Lena, even though I did feel bad for her. Once and Kostos got back together, I was disappointed that all they did was make-out and all Lena wanted from him was sex. I really wanted their relationship to develop further and instead of just having sexual contact with each other, maybe they could have actually had a conversation and caught up over the past few months. Even though Kostos does marry someone else in the end, I felt like Lena and Kostos only had physical attraction, and I miss the relationship they had in the first book. Carmen's story was pretty much the same exact story that she had last book, but with her mom. Listen, Carmen, I get you have a bad temper and I get that you're a turbulent teenager, but seriously? Must you act like you're 3 years old? She just gets on my nerves throughout the story, I don't care how repentant she is in the end, she just comes off as bratty who feels bad about the stuff she does but does them anyway. Tibby's story was my absolute favorite in the last book because it was so full of emotion and beautiful characters and incredible lessons. And this time around, it was really, really boring. The author spent hardly any time on Tibby, and she attempted to make it deep full of life lessons, but kind of failed. It didn't even come close to the Baily/Tibby story in the first book. Now Bee's story was the best story and the only good one in the book. I really came to enjoy Bee's character and I actually wished that Bee's story was focused on more then, say, Lena's or Carmen's. Bee is definitely my favorite in this book. As for the author's writing, I just felt it was so immature and pathetic this time around. I felt like Brashares was thinking, "Oh, well, the first book was already a success, so I don't really have to try to make this one good at all." I felt like Brashares had so many opportunities to make this a beautiful and touching book, but failed. There were moments when I was like, "Oh, I liked that thought a lot," but they were few and in between. Brashares only talent is her knack for entertaining and realistic dialogue. Otherwise, she was lacking tremendously in descriptions and other writing skills. Loved the first book, very disappointed with the second, not too sure I'll read the next.

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