Wednesday, April 1, 2009

3 Willows: A new sisterhood grows by Ann Brashares

3 Willows: A New Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares
Published: Random House Australia, 2009

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 her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.


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 plan 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...

Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning As. 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.

I really liked this book. The first thing I have to say about it is that it had me hooked. For some reason I just couldn't put it down. I kept telling myself, ok I'll read until the end of this chapter but at the end of each chapter I just kept reading because I was dying to find out what happened next.
My next point, the characters. I have to say that I took a liking to all three protagonists. Although at times I felt that Ama and Jo were a bit annoying. But those annoyances dissolved as they took on the shape of character flaws. It was great that each character was an individual and they actually seemed human. Of the three I would probably say Polly was my favourite but at the end of the day I did really like all three girls.
Another thing I did love was how some of the characters in the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series showed up in unexpected places. It was really cool.
Overall, I found 3 Willows to be quite a warm fuzzy book that would best be read if you're in the mood for something light and fun.
My Rating: φφφφ

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