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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

by Ann Brashares

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This book would be good to use when talking about friendships over the summer. I think students would like this book because they can relate to their friends being gone over the summer. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | May 4, 2015 |
This book tells the story about four best friends. They find a pair of pants that magically fits all four of them perfectly. They are about to spend their first summer apart so they decide to each where the pants for a week the write if anything exciting happens in them. Then they send them to the next friend and she does the same. They start to realize that it is not the magic of the pants that makes them special but the friendship that the four of them share together. It is not about the pants, it about the lifelong friendship they have formed. This book would be classified as realistic fiction. ( )
  sarahetuemmler | Mar 2, 2015 |
Even with the drama, a "cute" book, which is not what I look for. I might have enjoyed it more had I been a YA. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
Even with the drama, a "cute" book, which is not what I look for. I might have enjoyed it more had I been a YA. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
you will laugh cry and never put it down ( )
  livy22 | Jan 20, 2015 |
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"They were the subtle things, and understanding them, even knowing when you missed them, was what separated other friends from real friends, like we were."
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They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until the four girls took turns trying them on--four girls, that is, who are close friends, about to be parted for the summer, with very different sizes and builds, not to mention backgrounds and personalities. Yet the pants settle on each girl's hips perfectly, making her look sexy and long-legged and feel confident as a teenager can feel. "These are magical Pants!" they realize, and so they make a pact to share them equally, to mail them back and forth over the summer from wherever they are. Beautiful, distant Lena is going to Greece to be with her grandparents; strong, athletic Bridget is off to soccer camp in Baja, California; hot-tempered Carmen plans to have her divorced father all to herself in South Carolina; and Tibby the rebel will be left at home to slave for minimum wage at Wallman's.

Over the summer the Pants come to represent the support of the sisterhood, but they also lead each girl into bruising and ultimately healing confrontations with love and courage, dying and forgiveness. Lena finds her identity in Greece and the courage not to reject love; Bridget gets in over her head with an older camp coach; Carmen finds her father ensconced with a new fiancée and family; and Tibby unwillingly takes on a filmmaking apprentice who is dying of leukemia. Each girl's story is distinct and engrossing, told in a brightly contemporary style. Like the Pants, the reader bounces back and forth among the four unfolding adventures, and the melange is spiced with letters and witty quotes. Ann Brashares has here created four captivating characters and seamlessly interwoven their stories for a young adult novel that is fresh and absorbing. (Ages 12 and older) --Patty Campbell

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During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.… (more)

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