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The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood #2)

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  70,233 Ratings  ·  1,954 Reviews
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With a bit of last summer’s sand in the pockets, the Traveling Pants and the sisterhood who wears them embark on their second summer together.

Bridget: Impulsively sets off for Alabama wanting to both confront and avoid her demons...but she can't keep the truth from the Pants.

Carmen: Is concerned that her mother is making a fool of herself over
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Paperback, 373 pages
Published December 2004 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published 2003)
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Lani
Mar 03, 2008 Lani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit, own, kids
I wasn't terribly impressed with the first book, but I was interested enough in the characters to want to read more. I am so glad I did!

This book seemed more realistically teenaged-girl, both the good and bad. The girls had to face things in their lives that they could avoid as children, and came out stronger.

Though other people criticized the way that Bee changed, I thought it was actually a pretty accurate depiction of a girl hurt by her early sexual experience. Teenagers experiment with their
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Victoria Scott
Apr 13, 2016 Victoria Scott rated it really liked it
Yes, Ann Brashares does it again! Who knew the second book could be as good as the first?
You'd think the plot wouldn't work as well, with Tibby so close to home, and Lena and Carmen not going away. But somehow, it still worked. Yes, the girls saw each other a lot more often. But they still talked online, or sent little postcards to each other. They still made it seem they were apart, even when they were five minutes away. And those conversations are what I really love. The letters that break up
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Cassie
Apr 15, 2008 Cassie rated it really liked it
Better than the first. The ending made me angry and sad though. Poor, poor Lena.
Victoria
Oct 28, 2008 Victoria rated it it was amazing
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Cindy
Jun 27, 2008 Cindy rated it it was ok
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Shannon (leaninglights)
Jun 12, 2015 Shannon (leaninglights) rated it it was amazing
I love the honesty in these books - they really are something special. They tackle a variety of issues and these four girls are some of the realest and relatable ones in young adult contemporary. And you want female friendships? CHECK CHECK CHECK, this series is overflowing with women holding up other women and it's just wonderful and was really ahead of it's time and I just love it soooo much. On to reread book 3!! :D
Diah Sri
love this books... I wishhh.. I've read this book 15 years ago, would've help me trough my teenage life and how to embrace adulthood with all of the pain and sorrow..., This books show you that it is ok to make mistake as long as you have the guts to admit it and try to correct it as best as u can...
I wish I could be more like bree, inspite of the lost she have been trough, she still have enough courage to open her heart and embrace what ever come on her way...

and lena is one lucky girls who has
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eleonora -
Non pensate di prendere in mano questo romanzo a vent'anni, perché vi cercherete qualcosa che probabilmente non c'è. Se però lo leggete, sempre a vent'anni, ricordandovi di quando ne avevate dodici o tredici e le vostre amiche erano le persone più importanti sulla faccia della terra, allora potete. Ma non se con queste vostre amiche è andata a finire male e ne serbate un cattivo ricordo: se non portate rancore, però, potete leggerlo.
Si parla di amicizia, quell'amicizia alla quale basta un nulla
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Kelly Roberson
Feb 25, 2016 Kelly Roberson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a while there, I was getting so frustrated with this book, and how irritating most of the girls were being. Then I get to the end, and I remembered why it was one of my favorite in the series. Each of the girls had a huge hurdle to climb in this book, and in a way, this book was a turning point in all of their lives. They all learned something they needed to in order to be a better person. Bee will forever be my favorite character in these books, but I can honestly say I am loving rereading ...more
Ann
Hahahaha I just looked back at my review of the first book, and I had made a point to say how much I disliked the audiobook and would be sure to read the rest of the series in print. I didn't have any real issues with the narration this time, but it seemed like a sadder story than the first book so I guess the dourness of the narrator's voice worked better.

I can't say how many times I cried while listening to this as I drove home from Christmas. Each member of the Sisterhood had her own interes
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Adriana
Jun 01, 2008 Adriana rated it liked it
This book was about how four girls Lena, Tibby, Carmen and Bridget spend their summers apart from each other but still keeping contact through a pair of jeans. These jeans have been through a lot last summer but this summer they add new experiences and events to them. Through these jeans they learn many things like how to keep a long term relationship and even helps them "fit in" with certain kinds of people while thier in camp. Each girl goes to a different place but the jeans travel from place ...more
Nikinnia Smith garcia
***This review contains spoilers***

Ah, I feel in love with this book. It was a lot better than the first, and really gave us much more personal info about the girls. I was in tears several times while reading this. The movie tribute to Bailey had me crying like a baby.
I can understand Carmen's feelings about her mother dating, but she was a bit selfish. I was happy to see that she overcame her selfishness.

I'm glad Bridgette went to visit her grandma. I had a feeling that she knew who Bridgette w
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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
I liked the first one, I thought it was cute and liked that the four girls had a friendship and bond, all the while sharing a pair of you could say, magical pants.

But with this one, I don't know, some of the arcs the girls were going through, I wanted to read more of or others I juts didn't care that much. I liked the ones with Brigid, a little bit of Carmen and Tibby. But Lena's I wasn't sure about.

Mostly for the romance drama I was like, sigh, really. I mean, I liked that with and without the
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Talina  Roma
Oct 26, 2014 Talina Roma rated it it was ok
Also reviewed at my blog, Sassy & Dangerous! http://sassyanddangerous.blogspot.mx/

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I had hoped this book would change my mind about the series, but, unfortunately, it didn't. I kept putting off finishing this book because of how much it bored me. The characters were the same, annoying, bratty and frustrating. The plot was alright, it intrigued me a little bit more, but to be honest, I actually looked forward to reading about Carmen's mother! She was a lot more interesting than the girls!

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Laura
Nov 18, 2010 Laura rated it it was ok
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Jessica
Apr 08, 2008 Jessica rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of blue jeans
Shelves: youngadult
I read this book because I liked the first one so much. Also, the teaser at the end of the first book was pretty interesting.

I liked it when I finished it but thinking about it, I am a little disappointed. It seems that the major flaws that the girls had in the first book still afflict them in this one. HOWEVER, I really liked that not everyone had a perfectly happy ending. Not everyone got everything they expected and all were not smiley and hugging. This one was well-written and interesting, k
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Christina
Mar 23, 2015 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-the-chaser
Following the tradition of last summer, the Pants make their rounds again. Tibby's leaving for film school, Bridget's off to Alabama while Lena and Carmen spend their summers at home.

I loved the Second Summer of the Sisterhood! This book was much more emotional than the first. I shed a few tears along the way. My favourite character in this instalment would have to be Bridget. She did a 180 from her impulsive and reckless ways in the first book and took time off to rediscover herself. I really
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Mattea
Feb 25, 2016 Mattea rated it really liked it
It wasnt as good as the first book but it was excelent.
With scince fair going on i couldnt read a big fantasy book today so i thouht i would pick up this one!
Anidos
Feb 09, 2016 Anidos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it first when I was in Middle School and reread it now, I understand why this is the least I love among the series. Because it's all sad stories. And Bee's not with Eric. This is the only volume sans Eric. Eric is my fav lad from the series (Leo comes second). I never liked Kostos and Carmen's boy is never impressive and Brian is too geeky.

But now I see Brian is special because he's the closest we could find in real life. Ain't no prince charming nor a knight in shining armor, you boys simp
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Shelly
Aug 11, 2015 Shelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is honest to a fault. Again the girls are very real and evolving at their own pace. I didn't like this at first, as one of the girls air headed all of a sudden and very unlikable. Where the others were growing up. But then I remembered, not everyone learns and grows at the same time.
A few far fetched plot lines, but once again they are incoorperated well into the ultra realistic. Beautiful writing, focusing on mothers and daughters, i liked the link between The September groups. onto t
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Lorelei Ponto
Mar 19, 2014 Lorelei Ponto rated it it was amazing
The second summer of the sister hood was an amazing book. I would defiantly recommend it to anyone, but you would have to read the first book before this one.
All of the charcters go through new experiances together yet still apart. In the first book I learned why they had the pants and why they were special to them. In this book the friends all took off for differnt places, but each week they would send the pants to a friend along with a note, telling not only how they have been but what happen
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Rachel
Dec 17, 2008 Rachel rated it really liked it
so far i really enjoy this book! it is one of my favorites<3 i would recommend it to Lady's 13 and up, because there are some things that are just not for younger people! once you read this book it will just remind you of friendship,love,compassion,relationships, and so much more! this book is just really touching! hope you like my review and i hope you read this book!
Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
4.0 Stars
Another fantastic book in the Sisterhood series. I enjoyed this just as much as the first book. This was a re-read for me.
Maggie
Nov 30, 2015 Maggie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teenage girls
This book is about four friends and their second summer that they are spending apart from each other. Two of the girls stay at home while the other two are away. They each encounter a different problem throughout summer but come to peace towards the end. Each character forms a new relationship with someone they met this summer or an old friend. This book was very interesting and action packed. Someone who read the first book may like to read this story because it follows the first book, and is p ...more
Selma
May 30, 2015 Selma rated it really liked it
I really like this book, but opposing to the first book this book was very heavy, and sad. It had me in tears several times.

The girls have really grown up since the last book. This summer the girls experienced their fair share of good, and bad, which made the book more realistic. I highly appreciated the fact that the focus had shifted from the pants to the girls, and thier relationships.

My favourite character in this book was still Bridget, out of all the girls I felt that she evolved the most.
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Rebecca Daniel
Mar 04, 2015 Rebecca Daniel rated it it was amazing
With the pants keeping these girls together for another summer you may wonder, how long will the magic of these pants last? Close friends from birth growing up and starting to branch out growing further away from each other, but never truly separate thanks to these pants. Relate-able story for young adult females, who can connect with one or a mixture of the girls as they go throughout their own lives. Highly recommended to those who enjoy a story about friendship and the struggles it endures wi ...more
Amélie Boucher
Feb 12, 2015 Amélie Boucher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Once more, this book was filled with emotions and character development. This second book of the series was quite different from the previous one. Only two of them left, and the remaining two were spending their summer in their hometown. But that didn't mean that it wasn't as good as the other one.

What I liked about it was that, this time, we were more focused on each girl, which made me understand them a lot better. Each girl had changed from the previous summer they had spent apart, but they g
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Priscilla
Jan 02, 2009 Priscilla rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2nd-quarter
It's the second summer of the pants, and man have things changed since last summer! (Warning, this review contains many spiolers. So, do not read if you want to read the book or is reading the first book, or is reading the second book! Don't say I didn't warn you!) OK, back on track. Lena has been dating the guy she fell in love with in Greece named Kostos. But broke up with him in January because she really missed him, and apparently wants to belong to herself again, and not Kostos, she wants t ...more
Jennifer
Jul 30, 2011 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Ugh. That’s all I have to say. How could I have possibly liked the first one so much as to want to read a sequel? What happened? The storyline was trite, the characters were empty, the dialogue was cheesy and I was BORED. The second summer sucked. Nobody had really changed since last summer. Tibby made a movie about Bailey at film camp and felt bad when she acted like a normal teenager wanting to impress some people thereby shunning a dorky friend. Bridget went on a journey…to Alabama to visit h ...more
Joni
Dec 30, 2008 Joni rated it it was amazing
First off, I want to say how much more I enjoyed this book than the first one, although as I did want to read the sequel, you can guess that I did like the first one, too.

In this book, the four girls were, fundamentally, the same girls, but they were much more interesting to read about in this one. They had depth, they had memories of the pants, they had enough background that you really cared.

What I also liked was that the author doesn't get too tied up in continuity. She assumes that we have
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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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Other Books in the Series

Sisterhood (5 books)
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)
  • Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #3)
  • Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #4)
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