The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Book - 2004
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During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.
Publisher: New York : Dell Laurel-Leaf, 2004, c2001
Edition: 1st Dell Laurel-Leaf ed. --
ISBN: 9780440229704
0440229707
Branch Call Number: YA PB Brash 3558ya 2
Characteristics: 294 p

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Strong female friendships.


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AL_SARAH Nov 08, 2017

Despite the silly-sounding title, this is an amazing story of friendship, romance and summer adventure. The writing is easy-going and nostalgic. I think a lot of teenage girls and young women will relate to the characters, as they each have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The movie that is based on this book is also amazing.

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LaurDiy6
Jul 30, 2017

it so good and I loved it

GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

While this series presents a positive model of female friendships, it comes off as somewhat contrived and one-dimensional. Despite this, many girls will likely enjoy the multiple storylines and the magical element of the jeans.

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jaceysecord9
Dec 12, 2016

such a classic!

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Lshredder
Jul 26, 2016

You will like this book because it's just a book about most of our lives. You will definitly like this if you like romance

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helqossari
Apr 10, 2015

i luv this book i need to read the other three, then watch the movie;]

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meagan3
Dec 27, 2014

This is a great story of friendship, love, loyalty and having your best friends-- sisters-- at your side through it all. This is a real cheeky read and you will love it!

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runner_chick
Jul 29, 2014

Very nice beach read book. Light and cute read with very real and relatable characters.

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bixby031
Jul 10, 2014

A great read, very simple and realistic, with flowing prose and shifting narration. The book has a very nostalgic feel to it, and is reminiscent of childhood, as the four friends share a summer apart that both threatens and strengthens their bond with each other and their view of life with the help of a magical pair of pants. Though this book reads a lot like a children's book, as the series progresses and the girls get older, the subject matter gets older too. Made for a pretty cheesy but ultimately heartwarming movie.

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Dkwdkw00
May 22, 2014

An enjoyable light read - perfect for summer. I'd recommend this book for girls in their teens and twenties. If you are older than that and you might think their worries and concerns are over dramatized.

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meagan3
Dec 27, 2014

meagan3 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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runner_chick
Jun 23, 2014

runner_chick thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 17

hannah0903 Jun 05, 2014

hannah0903 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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blue_zebra_1043
Aug 07, 2013

blue_zebra_1043 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 8

violet_panda_813 May 28, 2013

violet_panda_813 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Toodles13 Feb 02, 2013

Toodles13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

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reader1995
Jun 10, 2012

reader1995 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

green_rabbit_140 May 10, 2012

green_rabbit_140 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Blue_Dolphin_570
Mar 27, 2012

Blue_Dolphin_570 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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librarypaula
Mar 11, 2012

librarypaula thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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ucblue
Jun 07, 2013

Violence: Two old Greek grandfathers get into a fist-fight in one part of the book. Some blood is shed but only a little.

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ucblue
Jun 07, 2013

Coarse Language: Some words that carry a heafty meaning. Funny situations and totally appropriate for the problems facing the girls, but there are a few choice words.

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ucblue
Jun 07, 2013

Sexual Content: The book never goes into detail - but does give the implication of sex. And then they talk about how certain boys make out better than others. Not throughout the whole book just maybe one page in the middle.

Sexual Content: In the whole book series, there are parts when they.. you know... touch and do it...

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cusscuss
May 04, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Cajanzen
Jul 21, 2015

"Maybe the truth is, theres a bit of a loser in all of us. Being happy isn't about having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe its about stringing along all the little things."

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ucblue
Jun 07, 2013

They [the jeans] are happy just doing their basic job of covering your butt without making it look fatter than it actually is.

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p_gzpata9730
Jul 25, 2012

there not gunna fit me

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p_gzpata9730
Jul 25, 2012

four best friends share a pair of pants during the summer and they think it is magical

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