The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares

sisterhood-of-the-traveling-pants-book-coverFour girls, best friends, are about to spend their first summer apart in this charming Young Adult novel. Just before they separate, they find a magical pair of jeans which unbelievably fits each of them perfectly. The jeans are passed back and forth all summer as the girls deal with their issues. Shy, beautiful Lena travels to Greece to visit her grandparents and learns to assert herself when she falls in love with a boy despite a family feud. Bridget, the athlete, goes to soccer camp where she pursues one of her coaches romantically, trying to find love in the wake of her mother’s death. Cynical Tibby, left at home, develops an unlikely friendship with a younger girl with leukemia who teaches her life might not be so bad. Carmen visits her father only to discover he is about to remarry a women with two teenagers very different from her and her Puerto Rican mom. Carmen’s journey is about self-acceptance. This heart-warming tale was made into a movie, launching careers for all the actresses.

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