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Words of a Bibliophile

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #3) - Ann Brashares My sister said these Sisterhood novels, about friendship of four teenage girls aided by a magical pair of pants, always have this gloomy aura lurking beneath. I tend to agree with her. The word I think describes the series is 'bittersweet', because that's what life is. The four girls, Carmen, Bridget, Lena and Tibby deal with a lot during their teens, and there were always valuable lessons to learn. For them, and also for the readers.

"The lesson was: Don't open, don't climb, don't reach, and you will not fall. But it was the wrong lesson! She had learned the wrong lesson!

The real lesson... was the opposite: Try, reach, want, and you may fall. But even if you do, you might be okay anyway.

Flexing her feet under the covers, Tibby thought of a corollary to this lesson: If you don't try, you save nothing, because you might as well be dead."