Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Google Custom Search

Brashares, Ann.
New York : Delacorte, 2007.
ISBN 0385729367
Click on the book to read Amazon reviews
Carmen: acting, a false friend, Julia, low self esteem, drifting----
Lena: art school, Greek family, heart breaker Kostos, new love-Leo?
Tibby: motherís death, self-isolated Dad and brother, sex, regrets, fear, heart breaker?
Bee: archaeological dig, Eric-out of sight and mind? Dangerous attraction to professor 
In the Fourth Summer the four friends are apart again, not even able to get together for the annual ritual of the traveling pants. Each is going her own post-high school way. Can even the magical pants connect them as they make their separate lives? Fans of the series will enjoy this finale which brings each young woman critical life and love decisions. Each develops a greater understanding of her self, her power, and potential. Each has her values tested and reaffirmed. Happy endings? Or promising but painful steps toward maturity? 
Recommend to the readers of the previous three volumes among middle school readers, but it is probably of greater interest to older girls who want to learn how to establish and maintain positive personal relationships.
(Marge Erickson Freeburn, Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominees 2009) 
SUBJECTS:     Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Jeans (Clothing) -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.

Main Page ** Author List ** Title List ** New This Month ** Interest Level ** Subject List ** FAQ's ** Contributors ** Booktalking Tips **Book Review Sources ** Reading lists ** Reading lists ** Awards **Nancy Keane's Children's Website **
Permission is granted for the noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.