This book has been one of my favorites since I was in 5th grade. Some parents may not agree on some parts of it, yes there is some rebellion some "bad language" or whatever you want to call it and there is some romance between some of the characters. But that is just how life is, your kid is not going to live a perfect life. And to succeed and live and grow stronger you first have to break some rules, have some fun, commit some mistakes. And those mistakes will be the ones to lead you forward, to help you grow and learn.
Yes Bridget might not be the best "role model" but she is a real person and that is what I love about her. She likes to have fun and to break some rules, and I can tell you, all teenagers will do as well. It is fun to brake some rules and to have fun, but there are consequences to our actions and that is what her character shows, Bridget, she deals with consequences and learns from her mistakes.
This book shows you what real friendship is, how a good friend is always there for you. And we all know that teenagers dont like going to their mom or dad for help and to talk. They always look for their friends, and if you chose the right ones and it can save you. They are always there through the good and the bad times, a friend to laugh with and a shoulder to cry on.
Lena, Bridget, Tibby and Carmen taught me this. Thanks Ann Brashares.