In the book, the sisterhood between Ama, Jo and
Polly-both secondary school graduates-was
represented by willow tree cuttings which they were
given on the first day of their friendship. As suggested
by the toughness and liveliness of the willow, the
author is trying to convey the idea that friendship will
but grow bigger with time and never fade away.
Sometimes they may be left in a unnoticeable corner
on account of adversities in life. One day, however,
when we suddenly reminisce about them, they already
grow from tiny seeds to giant trees.
Ann Brashares lives in New York City with
her husband and their three children . She
is the author of the Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants novels, a series that reached
#1 on the New York Times bestseller list and
inspired two major motion pictures.
This book was published in
the year of 2009.
One of Ann Brashares strengths is that she puts so much
into her characters that readers can always find someone
like them. The experiences the girls have never seem over
the top or unrealistic, and their friendship will resonate
with readers making the transition from middle school to
Although reminiscent of THE SISTERHOOD OF THE
TRAVELING PANTS series, Polly, Ama, and Jo each bring
something new to the story - and their stories are original.
Fans will enjoy the appearances made by characters from
the previous series, as well.