Summer is always a special time for the four teenage best friends: Bee, Tibby, Carmen and Lena. They have the time to hang out, get jobs, share secrets, discuss boys - and wear the amazing jeans they call the travelling pants. This year there's an added poignancy as the girls know this is their last summer together before going off to different universities. With Lena defying her father, Carmen resenting her mother, Bee rediscovering her first love and Tibby trying to escape her family, the air is fraught with tension. Can the strength of their friendship overpower the feuds in their families and leave the girls with happy memories of the third summer of the sisterhood?
"Fans of the Travelling Pants series will be delighted to welcome back the four life-long friends . . . The author expertly splices together each friend's struggle with growing up . . . It's the girls' genuine love and tenderness that will win readers over"
"Brashares' theme is that clothing has the power to transform and she has combined this quintessential obsession with a bit of fairytale magic"
"You'll find each page filled with humour, warmth and the frank openness of the teenage perspective . . . An excellent read"
"Chick lit for teens at its best"