Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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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 "Uplifting." --Seventeen
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 22mm | 363g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0385730586
  • 9780385730587
  • 17,469

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Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn't look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they're great. She'd "love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they're fabulous. Lena decides they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything), thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs they decide to form a sisterhood, and take the vow of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And now the journey of the pants-and the most memorable summer of their lives-begins.
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"Funny, perceptive, and moving."-USA Today

"Uplifting." -Seventeen

"An outstanding and vivid book that will stay with readers for a long time." -Publishers Weekly, Starred, Flying Start

"A complex book about a solid group of friends, with each one a strong and courageous individual in her own right. They form a true sisterhood of acceptance and support, resulting in a believable and inviting world."-School Library Journal, Starred

"A feel-good novel of substance. . . . Move over, Ya-Ya Sisters."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"The loving depiction of enduring and solid friendship will ring true to readers, who will appreciate this recognition of one of life's most important relationships."-The Bulletin, Recommended

"The pants are just pants, and life is just life, full of joys, sorrows, living, and dying. This is the charm of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Carmen, Lena, Bridget, and Tibby are growing to adulthood, and Brashares accurately portrays one glorious, painful summer in their evolution. Young teens will identify with one, or even all four, of these interesting, funny young women, and they'll be on the lookout for their own pair of traveling pants." --Booklist

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was enjoyable and meaningful at the same time, and that's sometimes a hard thing to find in YA literature." --VOYA

"Each girl's story is distinct and engrossing, told in a brightly contemporary style. Like the Pants, the reader bounces back and forth among the four unfolding adventures, and the melange is spiced with letters and witty quotes. Ann Brashares has here created four captivating characters and seamlessly interwoven their stories for a young adult novel that is fresh and absorbing." --Amazon.com
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"Funny, perceptive, and moving."--USA Today "Uplifting." --Seventeen "An outstanding and vivid book that will stay with readers for a long time." --Publishers Weekly, Starred, Flying Start "A complex book about a solid group of friends, with each one a strong and courageous individual in her own right. They form a true sisterhood of acceptance and support, resulting in a believable and inviting world."--School Library Journal, Starred "A feel-good novel of substance. . . . Move over, Ya-Ya Sisters."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred "The loving depiction of enduring and solid friendship will ring true to readers, who will appreciate this recognition of one of life's most important relationships."--The Bulletin, Recommended "The pants are just pants, and life is just life, full of joys, sorrows, living, and dying. This is the charm of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Carmen, Lena, Bridget, and Tibby are growing to adulthood, and Brashares accurately portrays one glorious, painful summer in their evolution. Young teens will identify with one, or even all four, of these interesting, funny young women, and they'll be on the lookout for their own pair of traveling pants." --Booklist "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was enjoyable and meaningful at the same time, and that's sometimes a hard thing to find in YA literature." --VOYA "Each girl's story is distinct and engrossing, told in a brightly contemporary style. Like the Pants, the reader bounces back and forth among the four unfolding adventures, and the melange is spiced with letters and witty quotes. Ann Brashares has here created four captivating characters and seamlessly interwoven their stories for a young adult novel that is fresh and absorbing." --Amazon.com
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About Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, The Whole Thing Together, The Here and Now, 3 Willows, The Last Summer (of You & Me), and My Name Is Memory. She lives in New York City with her family. Visit Ann online at AnnBrashares.com and follow @AnnBrashares on Twitter.
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571,447 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 29% (163,653)
4 33% (189,050)
3 28% (158,877)
2 8% (43,984)
1 3% (15,883)
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