Wednesday, March 11, 2009

3 Willows

 Title: 3 Willows              Author: Ann Brashares                    Publisher: Delacorte Press              Number Of Pages: 319



Summary: Summer is a time to grow


Polly has an idea she can’t stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She’s setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it’s going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won’t have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.


Jo is spending the summer at her family’s beach house, working as a bus girl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she’ll see at high school come September. She didn’t count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or on feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn’t count on her family at all….


Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning As. Instead, her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products.

It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.


Review: When I first started the 3 Willows I couldn’t get into it. I kept telling myself that I had to finish it and I am glad I did.  Part of the reason I didn’t like 3 Willows at first is because Ama was really whiny and the book switched to her perspective a lot. Another reason I didn't like it was because the book was a little hard to follow since I haven’t read The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. While I didn’t like Ama I thought that Jo and Polly were really good characters. Near the end of the book Ama finally stopped whining and actually enjoyed the rest of her trip. All in all the book was great except for Ama at the middle of the book.

 I recommend this book if you like the Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants series, Ann Brashares, summer, young adult novels, and best friends.


  1. I still can't get into 3 willows, maybe I will try again :] Good review!

  2. I loved the Sisterhood so I'm excited to begin this one...hopefully it will be just as good!

  3. My bookstore is really promoting this one, so I may try it. The Sisterhood was pretty good.

  4. I haven't read the sisterhood books either but I have 3 Willows in my pile. Hope I'm not too lost!

  5. I haven't read sisterhood either but this looks really fun! (And i do have to read Sisterhood soon esp. since I've been told it's way better than the movie which I never liked.)