Monday, July 6, 2009

Bookish

This past weekend, I was a bit down. After wallowing and feeling sorry for myself didn't win me any congeniality prizes, I decided I needed to get a grip.

So I picked up a book that had been floating around my bedroom for weeks without being picked up.

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows is the continuation of the super-successful Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, which I read when I was younger and loved.

I didn't have high expectations for this book, but I thought it would be a sweet book about friendship that would help fill my time and god knows I have too much time on my hands.

From the book's description:

summer is a time to grow

seeds
Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.

roots
Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all.

leaves
Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products.
It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.

I know that this book was written for girls in early high school, but it really struck a cord with me. The way that the characters are woven through each other's stories really remind me of what it is like to have friends who knew you way back when.

Basically, if you like sweet books about growing and changing and staying friends, you'll probably like this book.

Or if you're 12 at heart like me.

So what are you reading??

Happy Monday!!

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5 Classy Comments:

Annie said...

sounds like a good book!
i'm always looking for good reads ;)

Summer Wind said...

i'll have to check that out, it sounds like a great book

julie and jon said...

I'll have to check this one out because I loved the Traveling Pants series. Right now I am reading the Sookie Stackhouse series and they are so good!

a H.I.T. said...

That books sounds so cute! I used to love the Judy Blume books.

Allison said...

Reading is a great way to kind of escape. It gets you so much more involved than just flipping on the tv.

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