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The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Second book in friendship series is a good fit for teens.

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Author Ann Brashares is a strong writer, and the scenes and events flash easily by, imbued with good and important lessons that aren't too didactic. Fans of the first book -- and there are lots of them -- will certainly want to follow the girls' melodrama into its second summer and will be enthralled as their favorite characters plow through their trials and tribulations.

There's more of everything here: more pages (it's almost 100 pages longer than the first book), more peripheral characters (so many that it's sometimes hard to keep track), more tears, more dark and selfish behavior, and more graphic make-out scenes. Even the Pants travel around more, though they're less central to the plot. Even though the characters are less sympathetic and less dependent on each other in this book than they were in the first novel, . The Second Summer will resonate with fans of the first book, as much of what happens to the girls this summer builds on events from before.

Book Details

  • Author: Ann Brashares
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: April 22, 2003
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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