** spoiler alert **
Well... this book surprised me. I doubted it from the beginning, and then I was confused. I didn't understand the direction the book was taking but I went along for the ride and I'm so glad I did. I remember thinking that I no longer liked the girls and that's because the truth is, we grow up and lose the fun and charming qualities that used to make us unique and likable. Carmen wasn't the Carmen I remembered, she is now thin and there isn't a hint of Latina! Bree is even more confused and lost as ever, and it's disappointing. Lena is still allowing life to pass her by, and for no good reason. nd then there's Tibby, my favorite. I will admit, I thought she had killed herself and I was furious at her. When I found out she was sick, I felt the disappointment that the girls felt... why didn't she just tell everyone she was sick? Or that she had a baby. And naming the baby Bailey is what made me cry... Bailey made me cry in the first book as well. This book isn't about girlhood anymore or even pants. It's about real life, growing up and maybe even growing apart. It touched me, mainly because I long for a friendship that could possibly run this deep.