Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #3)
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Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood #3)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  51,389 ratings  ·  1,272 reviews
“A fun and poignant coming-of-age story," declared Entertainment Weekly of the third novel in the #1 New York Times bestsellingSisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares, author of The Here and Now.

It’s the summer before the sisterhood departs for college . . . their last real summer together before they head off to start their grown-up lives. It’s the time...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by Ember (first published January 25th 2005)
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Deana
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Antof9
TISSUE ALERT!

Well, I was told to have more tissues on hand for this book than the other two. That was good advice. This definitely had more heavy moments, and earlier on, than the first two books.

The author's writing was a bit more poetic in this book, as if her writing, like The Septembers, is growing up. This book takes place during the summer after their senior year of high school, and I actually got choked up when I read the second sentence in this section: "But if you're me, you realize tha...more
Kirsten
So frustrating!!!! I had some issues with Book #2, but really wanted to see what happened next, so I moved on to Book #3. I seriously want to slap everybody in this book. Brashares doesn't seem to realize that in order for characters to mature, they should (hopefully) learn from their mistakes and their experiences. No one has progressed one whit. Carmen is still terribly upset when anybody has something going on in her life that doesn't revolve around her, and proceeds to act like a very small...more
Jazmine
Nov 12, 2008 Jazmine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sisterhood fans worldwide!
Recommended to Jazmine by: been reading the series
The third summer of the sisterhood takes place before their freshman year of college. This is an important time in their life and they are anxious for their futures. Everyone this summer is staying in Bethesda except for Bridget who attends soccer camp in Pennsylvania where she is reunited with Erik, her heartthrob from two summers ago who changed her forever. This time though after creating a friendship they pursue a relationship together. Brian and Tibby are in love, but Tibby is afraid they w...more
Lizz
Okay, Brashares, you should have quit while you were ahead. The plot is thin. The story is anti-climactic. I love the descriptive writing style, but it doesn't make up for what's lacking.

It seems as if Brashares was forced to write this book in a limited amount of time. There's very little development, and frankly, it's boring. Relationships are built-up and there's no follow through. The characters get what they want with very little effort, the events are predictable and too much is said inst...more
Allegra Hailey Green
I enjoyed the movie of the first book, so I picked up the second and third books to read. I got them in the french translation because I figured that I might as well be learning something if I'm going to read fluffy books.

The second book was ok and managed to keep my attention, but this one was a total flop. I kept reading online how all the books are so much different from one another and that this one is the best one of all. They are not different! In any way! See formula:
1) The girls are sad...more
Jennie
Oh, you guys. The last book of this series is going to hurt so much. I love these girls. I want to go back in time so I’m young enough to hang out with them and then I want us to all grow up together so they can help me understand things like mortgages and my 401k. But I guess I’ll just have to stick with the books because (NEWSFLASH, SELF) these characters are not real people.

The third book in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series takes place just after the girls have graduated from high...more
Nikel27
Very good read, I love the girls
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It's the summer before the sisterhood departs for college . . . their last to summer together before they head off to start their grown-up lives. It's the when they need their Pants the most.

Tibby: Learns that the Pants have always known what she hasn't about B and clings to them tightly—while others around her leap headfirst.

Carmen: Needs all the Pants magic possible, now that she's agreed to Lena's cranky Gree...more
Lorelei Ponto
The Girl in pants is the third book in the summer of the sisterhood. This is my favorite series of books, each book there is new exiting events going on, which makes want to read each and every one of them. In the first book the four girls find a pair of jeans in there closet and each try them on, and even though they wear all different sizes the pants fit them all really well. The four friends then had to go there separate ways for the summer, and they mailed the pants to each other with a lett...more
Brooke
Not as good as the first two, but I still love these books and really liked the ending in this one! I felt this book showed more of the "coming of age" story and that it is inevitable that we all at some point grow up and move on. Now on too the next book ! :)
Ms. Patterson
After reading the first two "Sisterhood" books, I had to read the third one. I wanted to find out what happens to Bridget, Tibby, Carmen & Lena as they get older.

GIRLS IN PANTS starts with the four girls graduating from high school. Each has a different plan for college next year and this is their last summer together. The pants, once again, serve as a way for the girls to connect while all experiencing pivotal moments in their lives.

At first, I wasn't very interested in the story. It seemed...more
Melissa (ladybug)
From the goodreads blurb:
"We’re facing our last summer together. In September we go to college. And it’s not like one of those TV shows where all of us magically turn up at the same college. We’re going to four different colleges in four different cities (but all within four hours of one another—that was our one rule). We’re headed off to start our real lives."
This is the first book I have read in this series. It is about 4 girls who are friends throughout high school. This book takes place thei...more
M
Aug 24, 2014 M rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SIsterhood wannabes
I really liked the first book of the series "The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants", the first book was also my "first real book", which means, this is how I like calling all the books that I have read since the age of twelve, when I got about thirteen books for my birthday, and I started this one first. Anyway, I really loved the first book, it was, at least for me, another word for "summer", because it's all about summer, love and fun. By the way, I think it is true that the books are mainly t...more
Erika Lawrence
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Brashares, A. (2005). Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood. New York, NY: Delacorte Press

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This book is a delightful continuation of the Ann Brashares series about four childhood friends. It is a summer to remember for Tibby, Carmen, Lena, Bridget and the positive attributes of a special pair of pants they all share through good and tough times. They have just g...more
abi
I think the more you read these books the closer you get to the characters and grow to like them. I can really relate to this book because it is my final year at school and next year I should (hopefully) be going to university. This story just made me think about how much I'm going to miss my friends and how my life is altering so suddenly.

The story was split up into four stories again, Lena's, Bridget's, Tibby's and Carmen's. This time I enjoyed every story unlike the 1st book and the 2nd book...more
Amanda
4.5 stars.

I enjoyed this book the most out of the entire series - maybe because I remember a time when I was leaving highschool on the brink of adulthood, wondering where the hell our lives were going to go.. I mean I didn't have four amazing "sisters" and a pair of magical pants, but don't you think we could all relate a little here?

I particularly enjoyed the character development Brashares gives us in this book especially and how well done these stories are. By the third installment, we've gro...more
K
Sep 05, 2009 K rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Hard-core "Traveling Pants" fans
Shelves: chicklit
The “Traveling Pants” books are brain candy, although I felt that the first one was more like a good Swiss chocolate bar while the subsequent ones were more like eating marshmallow fluff with a spoon.

I agree with the reviewers who found Bee to be their favorite of the four girls. She’s definitely the most authentic; the other three girls felt flat and pretty much interchangeable, less so in the first book but increasingly as the series continued. I also thought Bee’s story in this book was the...more
Rhonda
While these girls have matured some, I find it hard to believe that they are 18 and making adult decisions.

Carmen fails to support her mother in an important event. She kind-of comes through in the end. She is immature about choosing a school.

Lena has a job she hates and still can't seem to get over the Greek guy, even though it always seems like she is just about to at the end of the book. She does persevere and to go to art school.

Tibby makes a mistake and spends most of the summer hiding fro...more
Seana
Nov 23, 2007 Seana rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like chick lit.
In this book, it is now the third year the sisters have had the pants. Except this time, they are all in college in different places. In this book Carmen's mom is having a baby, and Tibby ends up having to do something very Special for her. Also in the book Carmen finally meets her special someone. Who she laughs and hangs with most of the summer, but is she pushing him away by constantly talking about her friends, and canceling dates to hang with them instead? Also in this book, Lena becomes de...more
Kelli
I, for one, did not think I would like this series. I am not one into chick lit or chick flixs. I really loved these books. Seeing myself in each character and seeing my closest friend in each character, the weakness, doubst and strengths as indiviuals and a group of close friends. As a group they realized what needed to be said and done to support one another, no matter the butrual honesty. These books made me realize how blessed I am to have the bestest friends possible. The trials, heartbreak...more
Julie Decker
Again, it's summer, and the Septembers are separated, to be tied together with their special traveling pants. Lena, ever the growing artist, runs into trouble when her father finds out about the nude (male) model she's been exposed to in sketching class and wants to push her to pursue a different course of career--threatening her with refusing to fund her art school. And Tibby is overcome with guilt when it is her mistake that causes her sister to get injured. She grapples with that and with the...more
Ian Wood
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Note that I don't really do stars. To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate a nove...more
Nicole
Tibby, Carmen, Lena, and Bridget have just graduated high school and are embarking on their final summer before heading to different colleges. Tibby is having the most trouble adjusting to this large change and is torn between wanting things to stay the same forever and wanting to move forward. Lena wants to attend art school against the wishes of her parents and has to fight for something for the first time in her life. Carmen comes to terms with her family expanding to include more than just h...more
Teenage
Apr 17, 2014 Teenage rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teenage girls
Summer is the time of happiness. Lasting sun, tan bellies, longs beautiful nights, and being able to see your friends 24/7. Summer is the place for it all. Yet summer is also a place for sorrows, sadness and goodbyes. This is the summer of happiness and sorrows. This is the last summer of the sisterhood.

Tibby, Carmen, Lena and Bridget are all leaving for university for the fall. Tibby to NYU, Lena to RISD, Bridget to Brown and Carmen to her dream of Williams. Yet each are having last minutes tho...more
Jenia
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Tracy
I didn't like this one as much as the first two. I had difficulty getting into the different plotlines. I guess everything just seemed too easy for them. Carmen was just annoying most of the story, and Bee's story did not resolve realistically. If she and Eric had learned to be friends, I would have been fine with that and seen it as good character development. However, it is unrealistic that he would decide all of a sudden that they are meant to be. Why must young adult novels insist on having...more
Ca Shivani
Loving the series more and more with each book... Seems like this will be the first series I will read fully :)...And yes, it does remind me of our "DEVIL" gang always!.....
Jenn
The third installment of the Sisterhood series finds the girls in the summer before heading to college. This one felt a little more slow moving to me, not much really happened.

Bridget: Coaches at a soccer summer camp where she's reunited with the guy who took her virginity in the first book. While Bridget still gets on my nerves, I did appreciate how she tried to actually be friends with a guy instead of throwing herself at him. However, I found it rather cheesy that everything worked out just p...more
Adriana Bayless
{4.5 stars/reread} Girls in Pants continues to follow the four girls that we all fell in love with in the first book- Lena, Tibby, Carmen and Bridget. It's the summer after their senior year of high school and all of the girls are staying at home working with the exception of Bridget who went to a soccer camp and ran into some familiar people. I enjoyed this book, I liked it more than the second book but about the same as the first book. I felt like this is the third book where Carmen starts off...more
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Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the D.C. area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to save money for school. Loving her job, she ne...more
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