by Ann Brashares
I enjoyed growing up with these girls. I read the series during college and related the most to this book, their first year of college. I re-read this book when I moved away from home, and I was feeling like Carmen at her new school, finding her place and her confidence. I was happy to follow Lena as she found her artistic identity and figured out who she was separate from Kostos. One of my favorite parts of these books are the meaningful quotes in between the chapters. I've written down many of those quotes and remembered them for years.
Song to Read By: "Every day is a Winding Road" by Sheryl Crow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khrx-zrG460