It is a new summer
And a new sisterhood.
Summer is a time to grow...
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.
Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the colder, 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.
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 wideness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails and a sad lack of hair products.
3 Willows is a new series set in the same world as Ann Brashares' bestselling The Sisterhood of the Travelling pants. Perfect for girls aged 12 years and up, this novel features three 14-year-old friends Ama, Polly and Jo, who go to the same school as the original Sisterhood. Unfortunately, however much they try, there are no magical pants in sight for these girls. Instead the three find themselves planting willow seedlings together, and what grows from that experience is a friendship more magical than a pair of jeans could ever be. In classic Brashares style, 3 Willows follows the story of each girl. What results is an uplifting book that deals with the issues that teens face such as self-image, loyalty, betrayal, bereavement, alcoholism in a parent, testing physical limits and conquering demons.
Ann Brashares lives in New York City with her husband and their three children. She is the author of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants novels, a series that reached number one on the New York Times bestsellers list, inspired two major motion pictures and sold over 8 million copies worldwide.
Random House Australia
Author: Ann Brashares