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This is the last summer before
the Septembers are off to college. And they want to make it a great one.
In the Fall, they will be heading off to Brown, NYU, RISD and Williams.
They'll be close but not close enough to see each other a lot. So
for the summer, Bridget is off to be a counselor at soccer camp.
Tibby is working in a movie theatre. Of course, Lena will do anything
rather than work in the restaurant. And Carmen has taken the unlikely
job of taking care of Lena's Greek grandmother. But they make a plan
to have one weekend at the beach at the end of the summer just for the
girls. The summer brings change to each of the girls but what this
means for each of the girls is very different.
their high school graduation and their upcoming journeys to college, the
sisterhood has one last summer together, one last summer with the Pants.
The girls meet at Gilda's, the aerobics studio where their moms first met,
to initiate the familiar ritual of bringing the Pants out of their winter
hibernation. This night is about the Pants and the summer that lies ahead,
not the time when they will say good-bye to each other. This summer they
will rely on each other and the magic of the Pants to give them courage
will spend the summer as a coach at a soccer camp. True to her nature,
Bee did not read the staff roster before arriving at camp and is shocked
to discover that Eric is also a coach. She's even more shocked when they're
paired together for camp duties. Determined not to make the same mistake
she made two summers ago, Bee sets out to forge a friendship with Eric.
has been accepted to art school in Rhode Island and she is spending the
summer avoiding her cranky grandmother. In between her shifts as a waitress,
she takes art classes - that is until her father walks in and realizes
the model is a nude man. Now if she wants to go to art school, she will
have to find a way to pay for it herself.
family is expanding in ways she never expected. While rummaging through
the medicine closet, Carmen discovers her mother's prenatal vitamins. When
she confronts her mother she learns that the baby is due right after Carmen
goes to college. Now she's not sure if she wants to go away to school,
will the baby replace Carmen? Should she give up her scholarship to Williams
and go to the community college close to home?
chaotic life continues to swirl around her as she tries to sort out her
feelings for Brian, her family, and for going away to college. Always slow
to accept change, Tibby's mood this summer seems perpetually blue. Wishing
things could just stay the same, Tibby searches for ways to accept all
these new experiences.
a snack and get comfortable - Girls in Pants will keep you wondering what
is going to happen next. Colorado
Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2006-2007