ann brashares' second summer of the sisterhood and girls in pants: the third summer of the sisterhood
the continuing adventures of those pants-sharing teens make for more compelling reading. hey, i actually like these books a lot--i guess i will class them as guilty pleasures, since i'm all set to write a defensive entry here about the worthiness of popular young adult fiction. whatever yo, i love harry potter, i love the his dark materials books, and i love plenty of other YA books, and i don't feel like i have to justify myself about those. i really like these characters--their foibles and vulnerabilities are charming, and brashares clearly remembers how it feels to be a teenager. i even sort of hope for more movies in the series and can't believe i have to wait for the 4th book to come out!