The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Book - 2001
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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
“Uplifting.” —Seventeen

Pants = love. Love your pals. Love yourself.

Baker & Taylor
As they part for the summer, four friends, Carmen, Lena, Tibby, and Bridget, embark on a journey of self-discovery when they decide to share an old pair of worn jeans that were purchased from a thrift shop and form the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Reprint.

& Taylor

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.During summer break, longtime friends Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget each embark on adventures that they share with each other through a pair of jeans that they have decided will be worn by all and so will absorb all of their stories.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780385730587
Branch Call Number: YA Brash
Characteristics: 294 p


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Jul 30, 2017

it so good and I loved it

GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

While this series presents a positive model of female friendships, it comes off as somewhat contrived and one-dimensional. Despite this, many girls will likely enjoy the multiple storylines and the magical element of the jeans.

Dec 12, 2016

such a classic!

Jul 26, 2016

You will like this book because it's just a book about most of our lives. You will definitly like this if you like romance

Apr 10, 2015

i luv this book i need to read the other three, then watch the movie;]

Dec 27, 2014

This is a great story of friendship, love, loyalty and having your best friends-- sisters-- at your side through it all. This is a real cheeky read and you will love it!

Jul 29, 2014

Very nice beach read book. Light and cute read with very real and relatable characters.

Jul 10, 2014

A great read, very simple and realistic, with flowing prose and shifting narration. The book has a very nostalgic feel to it, and is reminiscent of childhood, as the four friends share a summer apart that both threatens and strengthens their bond with each other and their view of life with the help of a magical pair of pants. Though this book reads a lot like a children's book, as the series progresses and the girls get older, the subject matter gets older too. Made for a pretty cheesy but ultimately heartwarming movie.

May 22, 2014

An enjoyable light read - perfect for summer. I'd recommend this book for girls in their teens and twenties. If you are older than that and you might think their worries and concerns are over dramatized.

Mar 03, 2014

The sisterhood of the traveling pants was a novel filled with secrets, summer, jobs, boys and most importantly, friendship. The book takes place in several places including Oia, Greece; Baja California, Mexico; South Carolina; and Bethesda, Maryland. As four best friends experience the summer of their lives. Leena goes to Greece to see her family, Bridget goes to soccer camp in California, Carmen goes to visit her dad in south Carolina and Tibby is stuck at home in Maryland all by herself with her pet hamster Mimi. I really loved this book, no matter what happened the girls always stayed true to each to her. Sure their friendships had their ups and downs, but what friendship doesn’t? I think that is what I liked about this book the most, the fact that it was so real. Ann Brashers does and excellent way in displaying how close the girls really are, and even if they fight they always come through for each other in the end. I found it interesting to read about their friendship because each girl is completely different. There is a beautiful artist, a sarcastic film maker, an impulsive athlete and a short tempered but extremely thoughtful friend. I liked how each girl had an entirely different summer but somehow their experiences bring them closer together and they learn from their mistakes. The sisterhood of the traveling pants is such an accurate title because the book is exactly that. The pants play such a big role in the book; it was the string that brought all the friends closer together despite the distance between them.

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Jun 07, 2013

Violence: Two old Greek grandfathers get into a fist-fight in one part of the book. Some blood is shed but only a little.

Jun 07, 2013

Coarse Language: Some words that carry a heafty meaning. Funny situations and totally appropriate for the problems facing the girls, but there are a few choice words.

Jun 07, 2013

Sexual Content: The book never goes into detail - but does give the implication of sex. And then they talk about how certain boys make out better than others. Not throughout the whole book just maybe one page in the middle.

Sexual Content: In the whole book series, there are parts when they.. you know... touch and do it...

May 04, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Jul 21, 2015

"Maybe the truth is, theres a bit of a loser in all of us. Being happy isn't about having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe its about stringing along all the little things."

Jun 07, 2013

They [the jeans] are happy just doing their basic job of covering your butt without making it look fatter than it actually is.

Jul 25, 2012

there not gunna fit me


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Jul 25, 2012

four best friends share a pair of pants during the summer and they think it is magical

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