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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

by Ann Brashares

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This was a fun, easy read. ( )
  mtunquist | Nov 29, 2015 |
This was a fun, easy read. ( )
  mtunquist | Nov 29, 2015 |
The Sisterhood of the Traveling pants is a teenage classic. A coming of age novel for girls for just over a decade, the story focuses on the unbreakable friendship that follows four best friends through their exciting and not so exciting summer adventures. Tackling love, filled with laughter and uncovering treacherous loss, it's is a book you will not want to stop reading. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants allows one connect on deeper emotional levels with characters, that are similar to versions of ourselves, but still offers a humorous and light atmosphere. The novel includes four fascinating stories wrapped up into one friendship that every girl dreams of one day having. Surprises following every page and moral lessons embedded within, this book is a definite must for any teen girl and will offer an unforgettable reading experience. ( )
  Mikayla_Hubner | Nov 4, 2015 |
  GrammaB123 | Aug 30, 2015 |
Join 4 friends on their summer adventures as they use "pants" to help fight their insecurities.

Lena, Tibby, Bridget, Carmen have been friends since birth. This is the first summer they will all be separated as they all go on their own adventures. Each girl takes with them their insecurities and fears and an opportunity to wear a pair of jeans that help protect them and boost their confidence. The pants fit each girl, even though they all have different body types. When each girl wears the pants, the pants fit them perfectly.

This is a funny, light-hearted and inspirational novel about overcoming your insecurities and living for the moment. ( )
  StephanieFeist | Jul 9, 2015 |
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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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