Book Review: ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ by Anna Brashares

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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.”

Rose-Worthy Features

Ahh! I liked this book so much more than I thought I would! I remember watching the movie in middle school and absolutely loving it! I didn’t read the book but now I’m questioning why!! The book is so good! It has it all: romance, drama, humor, character growth and adventure!

On with the characters, I loved them. Each girl was different from the other. From looks, background to personality they were all completely different. I’m sitting here trying to decide who was my favorite character but I can’t. I loved them all! Don’t get me wrong they all had their own flaws, like Carmen was had her own jealousy and insecurities.

I didn’t expect to like reading about the different girl’s summer but I loved it! I found it refreshing. I would read an intense chapter with Tibby but then have a nice breezy chapter with Lena. I think reading the different stories was one of my favorite things about this book.

There were two different relationships Lena and Kostos and Bridget and Eric. It’s safe to say that they both have major issues. For starters Bridget and Eric have a bit of an age gap and he’s her camp counselor. While Lena and Kostos just have this horrible misunderstanding that las throughout the whole book.

The end of this book. Ohh it got me good. I felt like I just went on the most emotional rollercoaster ever! I was laughing. I was crying. I loved it!

Thorny Features

I honestly can’t think of one thing I didn’t like about this book. Just reading it brightened my mood.

Final Thoughts

            Overall, I rate this book a 5 out of 5. I really enjoyed this book as you can tell and I would definitely recommend it to other people. I will say that I am sixteen and enjoyed reading this book so I don’t think this book is just for middle school students like I thought it would be. I liked how all of the girls were all different.  I think that made the book more enjoyable especially in the since that I could connect with each of the girls about something. I liked reading about the growth of the characters and I think other people will too. It was interesting reading about how the girls started out in this book and how they needed. I know there is a second book but ‘m not sure if I will read it. I will probably have to read some reviews and look over it. I just enjoyed the first book so much I wouldn’t want anything about the image of this book to change because of the second book. If you have read the second book let me know if it was good and if is worth reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.

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