Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Brashares, Ann. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. the-sisterhood-of-the-traveling-pants
New York : Delacorte, 2001. Print.

Annotation: Carmen, Tibby, Bridget, and Lena are the Septembers, a group of friends whose friendships started before they were born. Now fifteen-years-old they are spending their first summer apart from one another. They form the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a club of sorts where each girl wears the "magical" jeans for a period of time, and then sends the pants on to the next girl as the jeans collect the intimate story of each girl's individual summer.

Booktalk: Four teen girls shopping for clothes sounds pretty normal, don’t you think? But what if these four friends, who have been friends since before they were born, discover a pair of pants at a thrift that look great on each one of them, even though the girls are not alike in size, body type, style, or personality? These amazing pants make each girl feel confident, beautiful, and sexy! This discovery couldn’t have come at a better time. This will be the summer that their friendship will be tested as the four girls go different ways. Carmen is going away to South Carolina to be with her dad, Tibby is stuck at home working at Wallman’s drug store, Lena’s heading out to a tiny Greek Island with her sister, and Bridget’s attending an elite soccer camp in Baja California. On the eve of their departure, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is formed and the jeans will travel between the girls during the summer and carry their stories to each other. As each one of them heads their separate ways, will they be able to triumph a summer of their own obstacles and still stay together as a whole?

Honors & Awards:

  • ALA Best Books for Young Adults
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year
  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award
  • Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
  • Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List
  • Indiana Young Hoosier Award
  • Iowa Teen Book Award
  • New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
  • Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
  • Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award
  • Missouri Gateway Readers Award

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