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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,614 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Brashares Narrator: Kimberly Farr Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9780739380437
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Seeds: Polly has an idea that 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.

Roots: Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl 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 feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all.

Leaves: Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. 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.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee Bush | 2/20/2014

    " Does not hold up as a follow-up to the original book in the series. This one keeps trying to make the connection, but just falls short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla Baldwin | 2/14/2014

    " This was a cute story, and I really liked how it mixed with the original sisterhood books, but it was a little to hop-around for me, and the ending seemed way too abrupt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/12/2014

    " Finally, a stupid easy read! From the author that brought us TRAVELLING PANTS, comes the next generation! Too bad, it's even lamer then the first batch. It's only three girls this time and they are already unravelling even before the story really begins. Girl #1 spends the summer working at the beach and she makes out with a guy who is the boyfriend of the sister of one of the girls from PANTS. Girl #2 is totally lost and wants to be a model and spends all her money on some modeling school or something. Girl #3 is the smarty pants of the group and gets accepted to some enrichment program, but they put her in the outdoorsie one, which of course, she hates. Ah, the time between jr and sr. high school when you think you know better then your parents. SO LAME. Which each girls story is totally lame, I do like that they get back together as friends in the end. Kill me already, if there are more books, I'll pick them up, already knowing that they are going to be lame. So is the story of my life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danica Page (One Page at a Time) | 2/10/2014

    " It wasn't my favorite. I normally love the writing of Ann Brashares, but this one just didn't add up for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/23/2014

    " While this book was interesting, it took me a while to get in to. However, I really liked the little cameos that the characters from the sisterhood made (especially my man Brian!!) Once I got into the characters and their stories, did want to know what was going to happen and I think if Brashares continues to write about these characters, they will only get more interesting as they get older... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Shalhoub | 1/21/2014

    " Good YA book but no Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holli | 1/15/2014

    " Cute book.....really made for the 13 year old girl, but still cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katieb (MundieMoms) | 1/15/2014

    " I think that since I haven't read the rest of the sisterhood books, I didn't get out of this book what I was hoping for. It's still a good read as the girls are all grown up and are learning to deal with love, and pain as the grow up and experience the changes that life brings for them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/15/2014

    " A bit too similar to the Sisterhood series, and I was less than pleased with Jo, one of the willows. I guess it was interesting to see the motives of someone who does hateful things to the people that love them the most. I was pleasantly surprised at how heavy, meaningful, the topics were. As always, Ann's style of writing is captivating and refreshing--just felt like a repeat of the Sisterhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/7/2014

    " not quite pants worthy, but it was decent. it was a very quick easy read....then again probably meant for middle schoolers... but still a fun read. made me wish it were summer. like all of her books do! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gillian Whitfield | 12/15/2013

    " This book was not as good as the other young adult novels by Brashares, but it was a good read nontheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn Anderson | 11/26/2013

    " It's a spinoff of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series, but it wasn't as good as the original books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 11/26/2013

    " i didnt' like so many references to the previous books (sisterhood of traveling pants); it would have been enough on its own..didn't need all the connections. It made it sound too unrealistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryruth Endicott | 10/30/2013

    " A nice story about three friends who think they have grown apart but realize in the end that their lives are more intertwined than they thought. Ann Brashares is a wonderful writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keica | 9/17/2013

    " After reading a couple of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and loving it, I had to read this! It's such a great book, and I love Ann Brashares. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Howerton | 6/26/2013

    " I would probably give this book a 3.5 if i could. It is a lower level than I usually read, but it was nice to have a simple quick book to read. It is a good story about friendship and how sometimes you forget who your true friends are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy T | 6/12/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other Traveling Pants. This was more focused on the siblings of the girls then the original girls of the this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 8/23/2012

    " Great book! It takes place in the same town as the Sisterhood books, but with different characters. The girls from the Sisterhood are legends and you find out a little bit about what their lives turned into after the series ended. I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 4/21/2012

    " While I think this was written for a younger audience than her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, I still found it to be a touching book. I would let my daughter read it in a few years, say about 12 or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 3/22/2012

    " Interesting potential for new series, different intriguing trials and tribulations than Traveling Pants characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 2/14/2012

    " Really disappointing from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 2/1/2012

    " It was definitely younger than the original Sisterhood. The references to the originals are kinda cute, and the story was good. I almost wish that she had kept it entirely separate... overall, quick read, and not too much thought needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 11/25/2011

    " This book comes after the Traveling Pants series and has a loose tie in to those characters. These characters are a little younger and I found it harder to relate to them for that reason. Also, I just didn't enjoy this novel as much as the Traveling Pants. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacey | 8/29/2011

    " I never read the sisterhood books, but wanted something light. It's a good book about friendship and life. I felt it was a little young for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avery | 6/24/2011

    " This book was so good!!!! It was written in each of the 3 friends perspectives! I loved it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 6/23/2011

    " Not my favorite from Ann Brashares. Didn't have the magic of the Sisterhood book nor the good characters of her adult books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 6/16/2011

    " she hits it out of the ball park once again!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 6/11/2011

    " Took to the beach. I enjoyed it, but it was a spin off of her Traveling Pants series and felt a little limp in comparison. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cooper | 6/4/2011

    " I have decided I like Ann Brashare's YA novels better than her adult novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubree | 5/26/2011

    " Started out slow but I loved the last 1/3 a lot. I hope there's more in this series. (off to amazon to see...) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/22/2011

    " This was a perfect summer read...as fluffy and also as easily consumed as cotton candy. Not my favorite thus far by Ann Brashares but the story had engaging characters and the style was in keeping with her TRAVELING PANTS series.

    A fun read for fans of the TRAVELING PANTS series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 5/8/2011

    " Sweet book about the friendships of females. Enough said... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 5/7/2011

    " A wonderful book! I lve how they put pieces of the Traveling Pants in it too!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/5/2011

    " Sadder and more sorrowful than the Travelling Pants girls, but just as satisfying a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/24/2011

    " A quick and entertaining read. Nothing new - very similar to her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. "

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About the Author
Author Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the DC area until majoring in philosophy at Barnard College. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, she took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to save money for school. Loving her job, she never went to graduate school, and instead, remained in New York City and worked as an editor for many years before making the transition from editor to full-time writer. She is now the author of the phenomenal five-million-copies-selling Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, and New York Times bestselling adult novels The Last Summer (of You and Me) and My Name Is Memory. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their three children.

About the Narrator

Kimberly Farr is an actress and eight-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. She has appeared on Broadway and at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, and the American Place. She created the role of “Eve” in Arthur Miller’s first and only musical, Up from Paradise, which was directed by the author. She appeared with Vanessa Redgrave in the Broadway production of The Lady from the Sea and has acted in regional theaters across the country, including a performance in the original production of The 1940’s Radio Hour at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage.