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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

REVIEW for 3 Willows



A big thank you goes out to Random House Children - they were kind enough to send me this wonderful book. A new book by author Ann Brashares!!

TITLE: 3 Willows

AUTHOR: Ann Brashares

GENRE: YA

RATING: 4 Stars

For more information: http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385736763&view=excerpt

I loved Brashares previous series and I was looking forward to this book.3 Willows introduces us to 3 new characters - who do live in the same town as our Traveling Pants main characters, who by now have graduated, however, the story is new and these 3 new characters are absolutely likeable and each brings to the story their own unique personalities.

One of the things that I love about Brashares is that she is so good at giving each of her characters their own voice. Although they are all friends, they are also each their own person. In 3 Willows we meet Polly, Jo and Ama. They are just about to enter high school (which is a nice touch since Bridget, Carmen, Lena and Tibby have now graduated) and this is one summer that will change their lives.

Each of the girls will go through some life changing experiences this summer and it is obvious that Brashares has written a coming of age book here. The center theme being how these girls, through family issues, crushes and life lessons continue to believe in their friendship which is cimented by a Willow that was planted.

This book is sweet and touching and the author knows how to tell a story, especially one addressed to young girls who are learning life lessons.


8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've only read one of the Traveling Pants books and I didn't love it as much as everyone else did, so I haven't decided if I want to read this one or not.

wendy said...

Oh cool! I loved Traveling Pants! I didn't know she had a new book out.

Alea said...

I liked how this was different, in the sense that the girls had sort of grown apart and don't communicate as much as the original sisterhood! And the events bring them back together.

Sue A. said...

I think I’ll stick to watching the movies instead.

darbyscloset said...

Is this book tied to the sisterhood of the traveling pants? I thought it was about a different group of girls....
Perhaps I read it wrong.
Thanks for the review thou!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

S. Krishna said...

I have this one on my shelf - thanks for the review!

Kristie said...

I have been meaning to read the Sisterhood books for quite awhile, and your review just reminded me about it. Reading your review of her newest and looking at the comments, it looks like I need to get to it!

Leslie said...

Great post!!

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