The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Sisterhood, Bk 1 Author:Ann Brashares FOUR VERY DIFFERENT FRIENDS. ONE PAIR OF MAGICAL PANTS. AND A SUMMER APART ... — We, the Sisterhood, hereby instate the following rules to govern the use of the Traveling Pants: — 1. You must never wash the Pants. — 2. You must never double-cuff the Pants. It's tacky. There will never be a time when this will not be tacky. — 3. You must never sa... more »y the word "phat" while wearing the Pants. You must also never think "I am fat" while wearing the Pants.
4. You must never let a boy take off the Pants (although you may take them off yourself in his presence).
5. You must not pick your nose while wearing the Pants. You may, however, scratch casually at your nostril while really kind of picking.
6. Upon our reunion, you must follow the proper procedures for documenting your time in the Pants.
7. You must write to your Sisters throughout the summer, no matter how much fun you are having without them.
8. You must pass the Pants along to your Sister according to the specifications set down by the Sisterhood. Failures to comply will result in a sever spanking upon our reunion.
9. You must not wear the Pants with a tucked-in shirt and belt. See rule #2.
10. Remember: Pants = love. Love your pals. Love yourself.« less
This is a young adult book that is just like the movie with the same title. This was a very quick read (for me as I am an adult!), but I think it would be a great book for a teenager aged 12-15. It revolves around the lives of 4 teenagers as they spend their first summer away from each other. They share magical jeans, which they send to each other throughout the summer. These jeans fit them all and make them look fabulous, even though they are of all different body shapes and heights. These jeans also are with them as some wonderful and life-changing events happen. A note of caution: there are some sexual encounters in the book (not very explicit), so parents may want to consider that before letting their child read it.
I decided to read this series after catching a few minutes of the first movie on ABC Family. I decided not to watch the rest of the movie as I wanted to read the book series first. I had to say that I really did enjoy this relatively light story of friendship. It takes a few pages to get used to the constant jumping between characters, but that's also what keeps the pace of the story moving. Tibby's story and Lena's story are the two that interested me the most. All in all, I really enjoyed it as a nice, light, quick read! :-)
So many copies of this book is available that for a long time I avoided reading it until I realized that it won several awards. Now I am a great reader of recommended reading lists and award winning books. And, this one is indeed a very good choice for young women who are beginning to make independent decisions in their lives.
Briefly, four close friends find they will spend the summer apart after having spent summer after summer together. Their friendship and bonds help them cope with their mistakes, feelings and what happens beyond their control. The theme of the traveling pants strengthens their "safe" feelings and the friendship even though they are apart. Yes, it's like magic. A warm comforting read for the young and heart tingling for adults.
Meg S. (msnunbug) reviewed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1) on
Witty and well-written, there is something in this for all ages. One may think it's geared toward teenagers, but once you get reading it and start to sympathize with the characters, you realize it's something you can really relate to. I highly suggest it for anyone looking for a light-hearted read that will make you think and appreciate the ladies in your life.
A great summer read! Very similar to the movie, but you get more insight on the characters. I found myself trying to figure out which one each of my friends in high school would have been. I am in my early twenites and it brought back great memories of when I was younger and saw my friends more frequently.
Helene W. reviewed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1) on
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.
SO much better than the movie! I've read all 3 books in the series and am eagerly awaiting the fourth. Lighthearted yet poignant, a brilliant story about the depths of friendship. Each book gets better and better. I was crying by the end.
I saw the movie and enjoyed it so thought I would give the tape a try. I really enjoyed it. It is read by Angela Goethals and she does a great job. I highly recommend if you are a book on tape fan. This is a good story of four teenage girlfriends and the summer of their 16th +/- year.