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“Funny, perceptive, and moving,” raved USA Today of the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares, author of The Here and Now.
Some friends just fit together.
Once there was a pair of pants. Just an ordinary pair of jeans. But these pants, the Traveling Pants, went on to do great things. This is the story of the four friends—Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen—who made it possible.
“An outstanding and vivid book that will stay with readers for a long time.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred, Flying Start
“The loving depiction of enduring and solid friendship will ring true to readers.” —The Bulletin, Recommended
“A feel-good novel of substance.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Pants = love. Love your pals. Love yourself.
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There are some very valuable lessons to be learned from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It shows that friendship endures all, and different personalities can deepen bonds. Brashares explains that happiness “isn't having everything in your life be perfect… it's about stringing together all the little things” (Brashares). Being a teenage girl myself, I found it easy to connect and relate to each of the characters. Every girl can find a little bit of herself in the sisterhood. Not only are the characters well-developed, and human, Brashares doesn't give them more wisdom than any other fifteen-year-olds would have. The characters live their lives as real teenagers, and delve into human emotions that all women have experienced at some point.
I really enjoyed the point of view of this book. While in the beginning it was sometimes hard to follow, it was very interesting. It was third person point of view, but jumped between each of the girls’ personal experiences. The author also throws in the notes that each girl mails throughout the course of the summer, giving insight on their thoughts and feelings. I would definitely recommend this book to friends and family; it’s truly a great read.
'“The Second Summer of the Sisterhood” is another great story for all ages from Ann Brashares. It is a great book for teenage girls, mostly because what the girls in the book go through is what teens are going through now; heartbreak, loss, friendship, and so much more. As teens grow and begin to understand that life is harder and more complex than they ever thought, it is easier to get through these awkward and tough times knowing that other people are going through the same things they are. This book is a great support system if someone needs reassurance that what they are going through is normal. Many people say the second book of a series is never as good as the first, I believe that this is false for this series. The books do not have a lot in common, they play off of each other very well. It really does help show how the girls are growing and how they are maturing, because their stories are getting to be more problematic. At the end of the summer the girls are reunited, they talked about their summers and all that happened. “Carmen let out her breath when she saw the three mothers sitting at the round table” This is showing how close the mothers have become again, for the first time after Bridget’s mothers death they all came together to talk and have a good time. The girls were all so happy to see this because I believe it gave them hope for their futures. “The Second Summer of the Sisterhood” is a great book to help girls of all ages remember what is important, friendship and staying close to the people who are loving and caring.
“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is a great book for all ages but mostly for teenage girls. I believe that this book helps show the true meaning of friendship. Also, I think this book can even answer questions teens might have but are too afraid to ask. As teens grow and develop their bodies change, this part of life can be very confusing. Some teens can get very self-conscious, this book shows that there are other people going through the same obstacles as them self. The book includes a lot of examples of how relatable the story is to real life but one strong example is when Lena and Effie got to Greece their grandma wanted to introduce one of their neighbors to Lena. “Lena had a strong suspicion Grandma hasn’t just cooked up this idea in the last hour. She suspected Grandma had been plotting something for a long time” (Brashares, 52). This is showing how Lena’s grandmother had wanted Kostos and Lena to become close and maybe eventually get married. I know from personal experience grandparents are not afraid to say what they think or what they want to happen, so when Lena’s grandmother went out of her way to introduce the two it shows how she wanted them to become friends. I feel as though a lot of grandparents would do this, only because they want the best for their grandchild. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is a great book to help teen girls get through the “awkward stages” by helping them realize everyone is going through the same thing.
Although Tibby is stuck working at Wallman’s, a local grocery mart, she finds a new friend while filming a documentary centered around the people living in her town. While her friendship is getting stronger with Bailey, Lena is trying to avoid a boy who her grandmother seems to be trying to set her up with, while Lena’s only trying to paint the surrounding area of Greece. Just the opposite of Lena is avoiding a boy; Bridget is all over trying to date the only male coach at an all-girl’s soccer camp in Baja, Mexico. While this is all going on, Carmen is trying to deal with a new family that her father didn’t tell her she would be a part of because of his upcoming marriage, a complete surprise to her. Even after this revelation, she has to work to fight through the rest of her summer in her "new" home. Despite the crazy events of the summer, all the girls meet in the end to describe their summers, and grow closer together through the process.
Overall, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants was a surprisingly well-plotted book, and never ceased to keep you reading to the next page. I would recommend this book for its readability and plot, as I liked the book for these very reasons. The story of the four girls will keep you interested and expectant.