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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brashares
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Editorial Reviews:'s Best of 2001
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

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; edition (Sep 11, 2023)
  • ISBN: 0385729332
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 Based on 680 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 656

Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5sisterhood of the traveling pants, May 17, 2023
what I liked about this book is that there are four girls that are best friends since they were born, because there mothers were friends when they were pregnan. They used to go to the same exercise class for pregnant woman and they gave birth in the same year. well, I think that this book is interesting because of the jeans. Carmen is the one that got the pants at a second hand store, and she just kept them in her closet until Bridget found them and she tried them on then each of them did and they discober that the pants were magical becausethey fited each of them perfect. So from there on when they had to separate for summer vacations they decided to send the jeans to each other every 2 weeks, and they would write on them what happend to them because they thought that the jeans would help them solve there problems because they thougt that they had some kind of power....

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Pants for All People, May 16, 2023
At first, this book was hard to understand, the way they bounced back between characters, but once I got used to it, it was impossible to put down! I liked how they blended different personalities into best friends, so almost anyone could relate to the characters. I really enjoyed this book, and can't wait to read the next one!

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

5The Beat Friends who could never be torn apart, May 16, 2023
This book is about 4 girls who find a pair of pants and they all fit the Pants. All 4 girls are at different places for the summer. During the summer they tell what they did wearing and not wearing the Pants. I disliked the shopping part and the ceremony part they had at the beginning because it just told me the beginning "life" of the Pants. I also disliked the ending part because it told me how they got back together and had an end of the summer ceremony. I liked the book in between the beginning and the ending because it had more action plus a lot more emotion. I haven't read the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, but I think The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is somewhat like it. I would recommend this book to girls because it is more of a book a girl would read.

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

5It was great!!!, May 14, 2023
The sisterhood of the traveling pants was a great book. It was hard to put down! It was really interesting...and I loved the characters. They were really interesting. I could relate to some of them. It was funny at times, sad at times, but always interesting. I really loved the quotes, too!

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

5READ IT, May 11, 2023



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