Search Results: "Ann Brashares"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS MEMORY by Ann Brashares
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Plenty of grown up 'Pants' fans will swoon for this hokey but undeniably effective romance, and an ambiguous ending leaves the door ajar for a sequel."
Primarily known for her young adult Traveling Pants series, Brashares offers her second adult novel (The Last Summer (Of You and Me), 2007), about a man who remembers his past lives and the woman he's loved through them all. Read full book review >

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THE HERE AND NOW by Ann Brashares
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"This quirky tale of love and time travel demands that readers totally suspend disbelief to enjoy some of the more contrived plot elements. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a stark departure, Brashares, of Traveling Pants fame, returns with a lightning-paced sci-fi time-travel romp that, much like a cinematic blockbuster, offers intrigue, romance and a healthy dose of implausibility. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"An ode to love and friendship to delight Brashares's legions of fans, who have spent a good deal of their young lives sharing the Pants along with the sisterhood. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the fourth, and apparently final, installment in the series, Lena, Carmen, Bridget and Tibby again go their separate ways, held together in friendship by their wise and magical Pants. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Legions of fans will enjoy spending another summer with the girls. (Fiction. 12+)"
Tilly, Carmen, Lena and Bee are graduating from high school and heading to college—Brown, RISD, NYU, and Williams. Read full book review >

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SISTERHOOD EVERLASTING by Ann Brashares
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"'Pants' fans who have grown up with the girls and love them will no doubt overlook the improbabilities, unrealized characters and plot manipulations to make this a bestseller."
Having turned to adult fiction (My Name is Memory, 2010, etc.), Brashares offers what may or may not be a closing novel to her popular Traveling Pants series. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND SUMMER OF THE SISTERHOOD by Ann Brashares
FICTION
Released: April 22, 2003

"A big, complex, satisfying sequel, sure to add to the author's legions of fans. (Fiction. YA)"
Four friends and a pair of jeans are back to continue the saga of the traveling pants. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"At times the characters are difficult to distinguish from one another, and the parallels between the girls' friendship and the willow trees they planted as children go over the top, but that will not detract from the book's popularity. (Fiction. YA)"
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants has entered college. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU AND ME) by Ann Brashares
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"Slow-moving, deliberately paced coming-of-age tale oddly lacking in passion, though a built-in readership will undoubtedly want to read it anyway."
A novel about sisters, friendship, irrevocable loss, blossoming love, old betrayals and secrets, from bestselling YA writer Brashares (Forever in Blue, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Move over, Ya Ya Sisters. (Fiction. YA)"
In this feel-good novel with substance, four teenage girls, friends since they were all born just weeks apart, are about to embark on their first summer as separate young women. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER by Ann Brashares
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"The large cast of angst-y characters with their equally daunting number of angst-y issues impedes deep exploration of any particular character or idea. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A torn family reunites years after a bitter divorce. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >