The third book in this series shows the four girls, Carmen, Tibby, Lena, and Bridget, as they have just finished high school and are in the summer before going to university. Carmen finds out that her mom is having a baby with David, her recently married husband, and questions her decision to leave home for school. Tibby's younger sister falls out a window which makes Tibby question how good of a sister she is. Hanging around the hospital so much, she meets a cute intern. Lena is taking art classes when her dad learns that she's drawing nudes in class and pulls his financial support for art school. This forces Lena to figure out how to win a scholarship to still be able to go to art school. And finally Bridget is back at soccer camp where Eric is also a coach. Everything comes full circle for her in this third summer.
These girls are a lot of fun and very supportive of each other, which is so nice to read. I enjoyed this book more than the second book. The girls seemed to learn a lot about themselves and it was much happier than the previous book.
First Line: "'Ok, Bee with Greta and Valia and Lena,' Carmen ordered, shepherding a wandering grandmother with her hand."