I have been reading YA, because I seem to be writing YA.
Having finished The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I don't understand why [SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER] the girls can't bring back Bailey. I mean, they have a magic garment, for crying out loud, they have a sacred temple, and a ceremony. What do they think these things are supposed to be used for? Just dig Bailey up, sneak her corpse into Gilda's, clad her in The Pants, run the ceremony, and RAISE HER AS A UNDEAD LOLI-GOTH LICH QUEEN.
C'mon, Brashares, this is obvious.