Not as detailed around the pants as the other two books. Mainly the book is about the girls solving their own problems. You even kind of forget who has the pants as they are rarely mentioned. But still a good read.
I really enjoy reading about these four characters. Their lives are full of so many different emotions, and I feel like I'm on a roller coaster while I'm reading the book. I do wish I remembered a bit more of what had happened in the second book, but I do remember that one ended on a slightly down note. This one seemed much more upbeat with good things to come in the future (and already) for the girls. I wonder if there will be any more books.
A great third book! This book is set the summer before they each go off to college. It really shows how each girl had grown up. I hope the author decides to write another one because I would love to read about them in college. All around great book!
I love this series! The third book continues to grow with the girls and I felt like I was reliving the summer before college right along with them. Brashares has does such a great job of collecting four voices and creating characters that behave like real girls would.
I was crying by the end, as I have with all 3 books in this series. It ended with such a sense of finality that I hadn't expected there to be a fourth, but once I found out, I was so excited. I eagerly look forward to what college will bring for Bee, Lena, Tibby, and Carmen. This series holds alot of meaning for me, as I regard friendship as a top priority in life. Each book is not only so moving, but there's a part of each girl that you can identify with, even when they're all such different people. Gorgeously crafted, instant classics. I will never tire of any of these books.
Amber - reviewed Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Bk 3) on + 10 more book reviews
this is a true summer read. it's about a group of girls, their adventures and transformation over a long summer. it's told though the point of view of whomever is wearing the pants. you see their obstacles as well as triumphs.
I loved this book. Just like the previous sisterhood books, it was a great read. I finished it in one sitting. It is an emotional rollercoaster of fun. if you loved the other sisterhood books you will this too.
The third book in the series details another summer together and apart for Lena, Bridget, Tibby, and Carmen - their last summer before they go to college. Beautifully and richly detailed, with special mention for Carmen and Bridget's stories in this book.
Although I really enjoyed this book (not as good as the first, but liked it better than the second), I was annoyed by a few inconsistencies. I could have sworn that the author, in the first book, mentioned that the girls didn't attend the same school (except for Carmen and Lena maybe), but in this one she alludes to them attending the same graduation ceremony (if she meant they all went to watch one of the girls graduate, it wasn't made very clear). Also, the author mentioned in one of the other books how Carmen and her mother moved to the apartment when her father left in elementary school, but in this book she mentions having her nursery in that bedroom in the apartment when she was little. However, these few little things didn't take away from the book itself. The characters seem older now, perhaps not wiser in all things, but wiser in some things. Tibby's story continues to be my favorite and the character of Carmen is finally growing on me since this time she has a different story beyond getting used to dad's love life (1st book) and getting used to mom's love life (2nd book).
Rebecca H. (Rebemdee) reviewed Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Bk 3) on
I still don't care for Carmen or her story, and Lena seemed dull and insipid. Bee's story is lively, and Tibby shows some growth. I enjoyed this book and read it within hours of buying it, but it didn't seem as strong as the first two books. I'm looking forward to the last book, "Forever in Blue," to see how they do in college.
As usual, this was a heart-warming read. I love reading about these girls. They are all growing up now and finding boyfriends and getting ready to head out into the world. I wish I could have read these books when I was their age but I don't think the story was written yet then. I find I am enjoying the books better as the girls get older - not that I ever really grew up. Carmen's story was the best for me. She realizes how selfish she has been. She runs into a cute guy at the hospital and then keeps running into him while she is helping other people. She realizes that it probably appears to him that she is a lot better person than she really is and is worried he wouldn't like her for who she really is.
All in all, it was a good read with LOLs and tears, both happy and sad ones.