The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #2)
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The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood #2)

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With a bit of last summer's sand in the pockets, the Traveling Pants and the Sisterhood that wears them embark on their 16th summer.

Bridget: Impulsively sets off for Alabama, wanting to both confront her demons about her family and avoid them all at once.

Lena: Spends a blissful week with Kostos, making the unexplainable silence that follows his visit even more painful.

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Paperback, 373 pages
Published April 22nd 2003 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Victoria
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Lani
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...more
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...more
Cassie
Better than the first. The ending made me angry and sad though. Poor, poor Lena.
Cindy
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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...more
Adriana
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
Lorelei Ponto
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...more
Rachel
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!
Priscilla
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
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
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...more
Rebecca
Jun 03, 2011 Rebecca rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
This book was okay. As with the first book, I feel like they didn't develop the characters at all and I didn't really understand why they do what they did. These books also relies on assuming a lot, which I hate. It's one thing where you can see it on TV or the movies and assume, but reading is a lot different. Just like chatting and email sometimes, it's hard to get attitude out of it, these books remind me of that.

Lena writes the introduction this time and her story is about her and her fling...more
Nicole
This book was incredible. I loved it even more than the first in the series...if that's possible. I really liked how the story centered around Lena quite a bit. She's my favorite character. I can really relate to Lena. Lena doesn't fall in love easily, but when she does, she's very far gone. Then, when she gets her heart broken, it hurts more. It pained me when Lena found out about Kostos. I saw it coming, but she didn't. Love blinded her. I also really loved this book because I finally understo...more
Laura
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Emily Butler
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares is the sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. These books are just so refreshing and have so many valuable lessons to gather. This second book is definitely great and deals with issues that carried on from the first one and also new issues that have surfaced. This book can be a pretty fast read, the language is pretty simple and the story can suck you right in. What is so lovely about this book is that it is so ordinary, so everyday...more
Lexi Smith
“The Second Summer of the Sisterhood”, is the second book to the sequel of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. The author of this heart wrenching, realistic fiction book is Ann Brashares. The main point of the book is about a group of four teenage girls that have been together since birth, and they never split from each others sides, that is until last summer. Last summer they all went their separate ways and did different things. This summer was almost the same, but not quite. Last summer...more
Libby
Ann Brashares weaves together another tale about friendship, love, lessons, and the hardships of life from the point of view of four very different best friends.

Carmen: got a boyfriend, but will her mom's new beau distract her from enjoying it?

Tibby: at the University, and has met some new friends. She's making a movie, but will it hurt her mother's feelings?

Bridget: has a new look, and is visiting her grandma under the name of "Gilda." Will she learn to love her?

Lena: Thought all connections w...more
Jessica
Apr 08, 2008 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars 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...more
Jamie
I'm slightly embarrassed that I'm enjoying these books so much. I'm not usually a fan of chick lit. But, the characters are realistic and likable. I appreciate how the characters have developed into Book 2 and find the friendship a little more convincing than in the first book. It is interesting to see how each girl confronts the challenges she faces. Carmen's temper tantrums are getting tiresome, but I imagine my adolescent temper tantrums were tiresome too. Lena's is the only story that I'm no...more
Shelli
Great squeal. This summer life is less about the magic of the pants and more about the characters. If you didn't read the first book,this would be a hard book to follow. I liked that Ann Brashare didn't waste time going back and giving a lot of back story from book 1. Enough to help me recall some small details but she kept the flow of the story up with what was happening now. Also this book was not only about the September Girls but also their mothers. I enjoyed this aspect very much having not...more
Hannah
This book series is a series that I only read in the summer. And I only read one book of the series a summer. I have strict rules for reading these books including: the two I stated earlier and the fact that I read all the quotes between chapters aloud.
Hahaha I feel special. Ok well this book was an absolutely perfect summer read and it lifted my spirits. Reading about love, friendship, and summers seem to make a girl feel better about herself for some reason :)
I would recommend this book to any...more
Lisa
Another great Traveling Pants book. But I winced on page 95 (hardcover library binding edition) where Carmen marvels that a man without "any obvious physical deformities" could possibly be interested in her uncool mom, and again on page 96, where she stares at her mother, "wondering what this nondeformed man could possibly see in her." Because obviously deformed people are unloveable and desperate, and making jokes about unloveable, desperate deformed people is hilarious. I would write more on t...more
Rebecca
It's just not as good as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Partly, the novelty of the magic pants has worn off. Three of the four girls are being irritating teenage drama queens. Eh. It's still kind of fun, but I probably would have gotten annoyed with it and given up on it if I were reading it rather than listening to it during my almost hour-long commute.
Mikaela Tackett
I liked the book overall

Carmen: she starts dating someone and it doesn't turn out the way she expected. Her mom starts dating someone and Carmen is jealous of there relationship. Krista comes to visit and wants to be exactly like Carmen. And Carmen has a wonderful relationship with Paul.

Bridget: I liked this side of her. She finds letters that her father has hid from her that's from her grandma. She goes to visit her grandma and pretends to be someone else. Her hair is dyed brown and she has g...more
Mireille
These books are so good, guys, so good. This one was always my least favorite because it felt like a transition, but I liked it anyway. It was interesting to read it as an "adult" and a mother. It sure talks a lot about mothers and daughters, which might explain why I cried so much (but also, I am basically a fountain when it comes to these books).

It's so hard to read about Tibby making the teenage mistakes that are so easy to make, and her being mean without really wanting to, man, poor kid. Br...more
Pam
Picked this gem up at Goodwill. I had read the first book and saw the movie years ago. It was an easy, fun read. The characters are so believable and diverse. These series is well written and entertaining. I am looking forward to reading the next 2 books.
Bonnie Welch
I liked this book better than the first, the struggle each girl goes through was more gripping than the first book. The story of Lena and Kostos had a predictable ending but overall an entertaining book
Filomena
I přes ten zdánlivě praštěný nápad s kalhotami, které se nikdy neperou a půjčují navzájem, je knížka milá a hezky napsaná. Ideální pro klidné letní odpoledne.
Laquisha
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann Brashares, is about four friends and their summer experiences. This summer the friends split up and go about their summers alone. Bridget heads to Alabama to meet her grandma and get to know her better. Carmen and Lena stay home this summer and deal with their own troubles. Also Lena gets a visit from last summers past. Tibby goes off to college for a summer film program and a friend stays with her.
The characters in this book are very different from e...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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