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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 that 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 then the journey of the pants and the most memorable summer of their lives begins This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I saw the movie first and kind of liked it So, of course I thought Well the book is always better than the movie so I decided to read it, even though its written for teens and I wasn t too sure I could relate I guess I couldn t because this is one time I liked the movie a lot better than the book I mean really, how many 15 16 year old girls do you know who s parents let them go trapezing all over the world in Lena s case literally and don t think twice about it Come to think of it how ma I saw the movie first and kind of liked it So, of course I thought Well the book is always better than the movie so I decided to read it, even though its written for teens and I wasn t too sure I could relate I guess I couldn t because this is one time I liked the movie a lot better than the book I mean really, how many 15 16 year old girls do you know who s parents let them go trapezing all over the world in Lena s case literally and don t think twice about it Come to think of it how many 15 16 year old girls have the money to it even if they re parents really are that totally oblivious Not to mention Bailey, who is roaming around with Tibby all summer despite a major medical condition that would most certainly keep her slowed down, if not out completely.The main characters in this book are flat and, frankly, boring and the situations they are in are really not very believable The adults are almost completely absent, and when they are present they are made out to be selfish, stupid, unaware, or all of the above.This is a perfect teen angst novel that I m sure will appeal to teenagers everywhere who will find this a wonderful book about girls their own age who get to do what they want when they want and have really no real consequences Not to mention the whole My friends are my life theme which will also appeal to a younger angrier audience For those of us who have battled through those misunderstood years and know that life doesn t work quite that way, wellthis novel will leave most ADULTS cold I am extremely surprised This book should not have moved me as much as it did It is true that I adore stories in which friendship plays a humongous part, but I have read hundreds of them in the past.So what makes The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants so special The pants, obviously, have a lot to do with my enjoying the story They symbolize strength, love and courage.Lena, Carmen, Bridget and Tibby are four teenagers with distinct personalities, wants and needs Despite all that sets them apa I am extremely surprised This book should not have moved me as much as it did It is true that I adore stories in which friendship plays a humongous part, but I have read hundreds of them in the past.So what makes The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants so special The pants, obviously, have a lot to do with my enjoying the story They symbolize strength, love and courage.Lena, Carmen, Bridget and Tibby are four teenagers with distinct personalities, wants and needs Despite all that sets them apart from one another, they share the strongest of friendships.They are a sisterhood.The pants are first known to be incredible because it fits all four girls, who are also different in size and shape as well as in personality Later in the story, the pants start to represent something.The girls thought the pants would connect them in a spiritual way, while being apart from one another, but it sthan that they draw their strength from it It comforts them and helps them in dire situations.The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants tackles multiple subjects and explores various important themes, such as sexuality, coming of age, love, life, family and, of course, friendship.The girls are not perfect they are likeable, but flawed in a way that is almost tangible They make mistakes, want the wrong things, lie, cower in front of unwanted situations and makemistakes.But that s okay Because that s what they should be doing They re young, therefore making mistakes is normal and, frankly, expected from them But they re learning Constantly And that s makes this book fairly authentic and touching.As I am writing this review, I have already begun my reading of the second book These girls Lena, Tibby, Bridget and Carmen have become, in such a short amount of time, quite dear to me I need to knowabout them and their future life changing adventures.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin This is beginning to feel a little too familiar, but here s yet another disapointment from my YA Lit class First, I should state that I have never liked the whole girl power thing I guess I always felt intelligent empowered enough as a teenager to not have to rely on books like this to show me how fantastic it is to be female Also, generally speaking, I find large groups of girls terrifying, especially at the high school age So lots of pre existing strikes against this book As for the sto This is beginning to feel a little too familiar, but here s yet another disapointment from my YA Lit class First, I should state that I have never liked the whole girl power thing I guess I always felt intelligent empowered enough as a teenager to not have to rely on books like this to show me how fantastic it is to be female Also, generally speaking, I find large groups of girls terrifying, especially at the high school age So lots of pre existing strikes against this book As for the story itself blah Complaint the first I dislike the fomulatic four girls with four neat, distinctive personalities thing I mean come on all my friends in high school were pretty much the exact same as me, but with different colors of hair and varying degrees of niceness Complaint the second I was unconvinced by every single one of the characters Lena I liked the best, but I still didn t buy the whole I don t want people to like me cause I m pretty thing Realistically, most pretty teenagers seem fairly psyched by their good fortune and run with it Maybe if she was in her twenties still a maybe , but at fifteen Similarly, the one who played soccer and her agressive hitting on the coach senario Maybe it was realistic, but if it is, I didn t grow up with girls like that It all seemed a little contrived to me Even at fifteen we all had a pretty good handle on the word skank , and the lack of it being thrown around by anyone made this seem less real world Girls aren t nice if one person has the nerve to flirt with the camp idol especially if she is sucessful , she isn t cheered on and adored for it She is hated, whispered about, and called lots of fun names for it Or, at least where I came from Complaint the third the kid with cancer Not to be cold or, perhaps colder would beaccurate , but dying does not make you self aware, wise, and interesting all by itself so far as I know Yet somehow books movies just can t resist the wise beyond her years dying kid It would make a lotsense and be a lotauthentic if she were just mad, not a slightly rebellious Yoda Complaint the fourth The stupid pants I hated the completely idiotic premise of the book Seriously Magic pants that fit everyone That s the best that could be thought up Not good Not good at all A sparkling breath of fresh air, this book captures the spirit of friendship in the most charming and sauciest manner possible The book is a far cry from the regular breed of YA novels which seem to dwell on the fixed notions that young girls basically fall into two main groups One, the hatefully pretty, perpetually scheming Prom Queens with their nastier than week ol milk cliques And at the other end of the rainbow, the brave under dognot much to look at, the general do gooder, the f A sparkling breath of fresh air, this book captures the spirit of friendship in the most charming and sauciest manner possible The book is a far cry from the regular breed of YA novels which seem to dwell on the fixed notions that young girls basically fall into two main groups One, the hatefully pretty, perpetually scheming Prom Queens with their nastier than week ol milk cliques And at the other end of the rainbow, the brave under dognot much to look at, the general do gooder, the faithful confidante and to nicely round it off,often than not, armed with an IQ formidable enough to gain entry into MENSA Breaking the age old mould with insouciance, Ann Brashares creates a world where it is possible for four friends, as different as chalk and cheese to form a deeply satisfying friendship They care for each other, love each other, put aside fights and misunderstandings with a careless shrug and offer unstinted, non judgmental support any time, everytime Lena, the reluctant beauty feisty, big tushied Carmen the anti everything, mad at the world Tibby and the over achieving, statuesque athlete Bridget are friends literally since birth their mums shared a preggers aerobics class Having grown up in each other s pockets, along comes a summer when the four are parted for the first time Lena is off to Greece to meet her grandparents Carmen to spend some quality time with her divorced dad in South Carolina Bridget to Baja, California for summer camp and Tibby, the impotent rebel is stuck at home, cutting a minimum wage at Wallman s A well worn pair of soft jeans bought at a thrift shop by Carmen but never tried becomes an unexpected bond to hold the four pals together Despite their vastly different body proportions, the seemingly magical pair of jeans fits each of them like a dream hugging the right curves, resting gracefully on the varying waistlines, making each teen feel sexy and infusing them with much needed confidence They make a pact complete with a set of serious cum nonsensical rules to circulate the pants amongst themselves throughout their vacation, passing it on when the time is right Thus begins the saga of the Sisterhood As the long, glorious summer unravels, the pants become a source and symbol of the generous support which the sisterhood provides to each of the four buddies as they face unwieldy situations Sucker punched by new emotions, the friends absorb confidence from their ever reliable magical pants For each, the pants seem to be infused with the strength and support of their fellow friends Brimming with energy and vitality, the book effortlessly hops between the four friends as they deal with life, love and all things teen achy One of the best coming of age books in a long time, it s a must read for everyone who is a teen, was a teen and will soon be a quakin in your boots teen It s a tough world out there, but when you got your SIST AHS, life s just a wee bitbearable