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The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

Author:  Ann Brashares

This book is about four friends who come across a pair of blue jeans that magically fits them all eventhough they're all different sizes. They use the pants to keep in touch with eachother over the Summer.

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May 21,2014

Genre: Fictional Drama

Author: Ann Brashares

Other Books by Ann Brashares: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants- The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, Summers of the Sisterhood- Forever in Blue.

Comment: I would love to read the sequels to this book as I didn’t want it to end and hoped that it would last forever! But of course books can’t to that, that’s what makes them so special, the words never leave the page but once you’ve read it once it doesn’t feel the same the next time. The moment has passed.

Summary: One day a girl name Carmen of Puerto Rican descent buys a pair of old jeans in a Thrift Shop.

“They were a soft, changeable blue with a little extra fading at the knees and the seat….. They’d had a good life before us. You could just tell.”

Four Girls- Lena, Tibby, Bridget and Carmen. They’re the best of friends have spent every single summer together. Swimming, tanning, growing…. Until this one. Lena is going to Greece with her younger sister, Effie to visit her Grandparents. There, she has many an adventure with a boy named Kostos, a Blacksmith.

Bridget, a sport fanatic, is going to a soccer camp in Baja California, which is surprisingly, actually in Mexico.

Carmen is going to visit her Dad in South Carolina, where she is shocked out of her very intelligent, imaginative brain!

Tibby….Well, she just staying at home! She makes an unlikely new friendship but misses her friends desperately.

This is a story of life, love and pure friendship that can never be broken, no matter the distance.

“Rule 10. Remember: Pants=love. Love your pals. Love yourself.”

Additional Information: Favourite Quotation-

While Tibby is staying at home she makes friends with a 12 year old girl named Bailey. Bailey has leukaemia and is very intelligent for her age. Tibby was originally making a documentary over the summer, by herself. But, Bailey has now appointed herself second in charge. The camera has already started rolling and Tibby has just asked Bailey what she is afraid of as the documentary is about interviewing normal, everyday people…

“I’m afraid of time..I mean, I’m afraid of not having enough time…Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself. I’m afraid of the quick judgements and mistakes that everybody makes. You can’t fix them without time. I’m afraid of seeing snapshots instead of movies.”

I adore this quote because it’s really deep. I can also relate to this thinking as it is one of my fears too. It’s beautifully written and has lots of meaning. It’s thoughtful and comes from a girl our age (12) which is pretty amazing.

-Favourite Character

My favourite character would have to be Lena’s Grandpa, Bapi. He is extremely quiet as is Lena. They ate cereal every morning together in silence. Their actions spoke louder than their words. They didn’t need conversation, they just needed company. Bapi is a short, rotund, elderly man who is as tanned as brown leather and loves his life in Greece. He is very realistic as I have met many elderly men just like him. He is sincere even though he wont tell you so.

-Author’s Purpose

I think Ann Brashares wrote this book to enlighten young girls about the incredible power of friendship. I think it was also written to entertain the reader.  Friendship is an extremely strong thing. It can survive for very long times but can be broken just as easily. It can survive thousands of kilometres apart, as shown in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”

As my Nanna says, “There are gold ships and silver ships, but the best ships are friendships.”

-Author’s Website

Recommendation: I would recommend this book to any girl who enjoys a fantastic, heart-warming book.

I completely loved this book. It was dramatic and beautifully written. It makes you realise how much you’re friends impact you’re life. I really liked all the different characters and how they were all so unique. I also enjoyed how in the book contained letters that the girls wrote to one another in their own, different handwriting. The story switched from each girls situation without warning, this was sometimes confusing. But apart from that “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” was a terrific book.I give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5. I loved it.

“Forever and always, together or apart.”

Jan 31,2014
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i thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. i have seen the movie but there was alot of parts that were not in the movie i really enjoyed. i would love to travel to Greece and this book is that reason why i want to. this book was so descriptive i really imaged that i was sleeping on a beach in (where ever bridget was) under the stars.

Aug 19,2012

This book, it's just a brilliant representation of friendship and a girls teenage life. It shows you the ups and downs of a girls life and makes you feel like your really there

Jun 15,2012

Of all chick-lit kind of novels, this has got to be my favourite. It's bright, spunky, and represents every kind of girl. Maybe you're not specifically Lena, Carmen, Tibby or Bee, but I'm fairly sure with some mixing and matching, every girl will be able to find themselves here. This novel is about friendship and love, about growing up and apart, but staying together too. It's about change. It's about putting aside differences, but also appreciating what makes you different. There's family and romance, sports and media. There's illness and death. I highly recommend this to any teenage girl - tomboys and all. It's a beautiful story that leaves you happy for just being, flaws and all ♥

Dec 07,2011

The Sisterhood of the traveling pants is one of my favourite books as well as a great movie, it was a fun read and kept me hooked to the last page.

Nov 12,2011

This is the most beautiful book. I really enjoyed the stories inside which I'm sure many girls could relate to. It's all about how your friends are always there for you, no matter what. I think it conveys a very important message. It's a great book. 


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