3 Willows

· Sold by Delacorte Press
57 reviews

About this ebook

In this follow-up novel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, it's time to discover a new sisterhood. A story of growing up, friendship, and understanding yourself, about three girls enjoying one last summer before high school.

summer is a time to grow

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.

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. . .

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.

“Brashares gets her characters’ emotions and interactions just right.” --Publishers Weekly

"Like the previous Pants books, this one will travel from girl to girl." --Kirkus Reviews 

Ratings and reviews

57 reviews
Third-party review
This book is very similar to the story of the sisterhood of the traveling pants. It tells the story about friendship and the connection of a group of girls. It goes through a year of all the things that they face and how they face it together. Friendship 6-8
Third-party review
Would recommend it to teens. Wonderful story about 3 friends who were once close but are not so much anymore. It's the summer before entering HS and they learn a lot about themselves and each other.
Third-party review
This didn't have the scope of Sisterhood nor did it have the same impact but I really liked reading this novel. All three characters had interesting stories and the writing is impeccable as ever. Wondering now if I should read Brashares' adult fiction.

About the author

Ann Brashares is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, The Whole Thing TogetherThe Here and Now, 3 Willows, The Last Summer (of You & Me), and My Name Is Memory. She lives in New York City with her family. 

Visit Ann online at AnnBrashares.com and follow @AnnBrashares on Twitter.

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