æ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ☆ Download by æ Ann Brashares
æ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ☆ Download by æ Ann Brashares 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 I m glad I finally read this I d seen the movie before so this story wasn t new but I still enjoyed it Brashares did a great job of creating real teenage emotions The turmoil and depression these girls all went through during this summer jumped of the pages and felt very true to how I remember myself feeling at that time in my life Each of the girls is so different, but I can see a bit of myself in most of them so there were many different moments in each story line that I related to.
However, while the characters were the star of the show, I wasn t a big fan of the format or writing rhythm There was no real rhyme or reason to when chapter breaks or POV changes occurred and I guess I ve just been spoiled by how books like Pretty Little Liars have handled 4 character POVs Additionally, I felt that most sentences were similar 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 This is the quintessential YA summer read If all female YA characters were written to be like these girls, YA would be a much better genre.
Four best friends will be spending the summer apart for the first time since birth Carmen is going to visit her dad and unbeknownst to her his new family Lena along with her sister Effie are meeting their grandparents for the first time in Greece Bridget is flying to Los Angeles for soccer camp and a lesson in love and Tibby is staying behind to work at a department store where she makes a new friend that will change her life.
I love the way everything is handled in this book The girls each have unique and complex personalities They all discover that they are flawed and they all work to understand why they behave the way they do They support each other, they love each other, but they also Summer A Thon read book that has a road trip or traveling I was nervous guys I read this series years ago when I was a teenager and a loved them I loved both films too But I was worried that as an adult I wouldn t enjoy it as much I worried that nearly 20 years later it wouldn t hold up as well I m happy to say that for me it still holds up As I read this book it didn t feel 18 years old Maybe my nostalgia blinded me but it felt like a story that could be taking place at any period in time I plan to reread the whole series this summer and then rewatch the movies We shall see if this series continues to be one of my favorite book series or if I ve out grown them Spoiler Alert It will always be in my top 5
Such a beautiful portrayal of love and friendship sisterhood.
Seeing this image after reading the book just made me smile so much.
We, the Sisterhood, hereby instate the following rules to govern the use of the Traveling Pants.
1 You must never wash the Pants.
2 You must never double cuff the Pants It s tacky There will never be a time when this will not be tacky.
3 You must never say the word phat while wearing the Pants You must also never think I am fat while wearing the PantsSo begins the first summer apart for four friends Lena, who is going to visit her grandparents in Greece with her sister Carmen, heading south to see her father Bridget, going to a soccer camp in Mexico and Tibbie, the only one of the four to be stuck at home with a summer job In order to feel a bit closer despite the distance, the friends find a pair of pants they profess to be magical it fits all four of them perfectly and form a S Re read 2019 By now most of us know the tale Four American girls Carmen, Tibby, Lina, and Bree of different backgrounds, shapes and friends since the womb magically fit the same pair of pants Each book follows their travels and experiences during summer vacation In book one, Bree heads to soccer camp and thinks she s found her true love Carmen heads to spend a wonderful summer with her father, but discovers that he s got plenty of surprises namely a family that she doesn t feel she belongs in Lina and her sister travel to Greece to visit their grandparents and find some time for romance too Lastly, Tibby is left to keep the home fires burning with a lousy part time job, but she doesn t even imagine what is coming her way I read these books 1 4 while in univer