The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsBook - 2001
The first novel in the wildly popular #1 New York Times bestselling Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, from the author of The Whole Thing Together and 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.
Pants = love. Love your pals. Love yourself.
"Funny, perceptive, and moving." --USA Today
“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
Baker & 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.
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.
From the critics
Age SuitabilityAdd Age Suitability
runner_chick thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 17
blue_zebra_1043 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 8
Blue_Dolphin_570 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
Violence: Two old Greek grandfathers get into a fist-fight in one part of the book. Some blood is shed but only a little.
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.
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...
QuotesAdd a Quote
"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."
They [the jeans] are happy just doing their basic job of covering your butt without making it look fatter than it actually is.