Truth be told, Ann Brashares' enchanting series, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, was the first YA I ever fell in love with. It's impossible not to really, what with the fully three dimensional characters and aspects of magic sprinkled in. (Okay, though that whole Kostos-Lena thing was dragged out a little too long, but I'm willing to overlook it.)
And now, Miss Brashares is starting all over with her new series, 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows. Says Brashares' editor to Publishers Weekly, "These three girls are going off to high school and their big fear is how things will change. They’re already seeing some of the middle-school connections and friendships start to shift. It doesn’t come as easy for them—there are no magic pants in this sisterhood.”
No magic pants? I'm already a little put off, but the cover art is just gorgeous...
Another thing, Ann's editors says there are "little moments" thrown in the book for all the die-hard Sisters. Keep on the look out.
And to tide you over until January 13, '09, here's the trailer for the sequel movie starring Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively and Amber Tamblyn.