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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (edition 2001)

by Ann Brashares

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Title:The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Authors:Ann Brashares
Info:New York : Delacorte Press, 2001.
Collections:South Austin Bookies Book Club
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

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From Carmen's point of view.

The two movies passed on this series are among my favorite movies to watch. Though I was surprised by a lot of differences between the books and the movies, the books are really warm and enjoyable and so fun to read.

I finished the book late at night yesterday. And I really loved it and enjoyed it. A lot of parts made me cry and a lot of other parts made me laugh out load. It is a very warm story. Though there are so many different things in the movies and books, I still liked both versions. even the new part of Lena's story (which is my favorite) is still good. I am really looking forward to read more of the series. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
From Carmen's point of view.

The two movies passed on this series are among my favorite movies to watch. Though I was surprised by a lot of differences between the books and the movies, the books are really warm and enjoyable and so fun to read.

I finished the book late at night yesterday. And I really loved it and enjoyed it. A lot of parts made me cry and a lot of other parts made me laugh out load. It is a very warm story. Though there are so many different things in the movies and books, I still liked both versions. even the new part of Lena's story (which is my favorite) is still good. I am really looking forward to read more of the series. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
great!! I think I liked this better than the movie, but both were good. ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
Fairly good Young Adult novel of four friends and their teen-age angst. ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 14, 2016 |
Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen have been best friends literally from birth when they were all born about the same time. This particular summer finds the girls parting ways for the first time. In order to maintain their connection over the summer, they decide to pass around a pair of old jeans that seem to have a magical ability to look good on all of their figures. Lena visits her grandparents in Greece, Tibby stays in town to work at a drugstore, Bridget goes to soccer camp in Mexico and Carmen is off to spend the summer in South Carolina with her father. These girls can sometimes be too precocious but their strong ties to each other are reassuring and loving.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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For Jodi Anderson , the real thing
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Once upon a time there was a pair of pants.
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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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