Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brasheres
Believe it or not, Carmen, Tibby, Lena and Bridget have been friends since before they were born. Their moms, who met at a class for pregnant ladies, all gave birth the same month and then they hung out together with their new babies. And even though their mothers may’ve drifted apart, the girls have been best friends ever since.
But this summer that friendship will be tested as the four girls are split up for the first time. Carmen is going away to South Carolina to be with her dad, Tibby’s stuck at home working at Wal-Mart’s, Lena’s heading out to a tiny Greek Island and Bridget’s attending an elite soccer camp in Baja California.
Enter, the traveling pants: an unusual pair of jeans that seems to make any girl who wears it look her hottest, Bridget may be long, lean & athletic, Tibby small and skinny, Lena slim and curvy, and Carmen, well, she’s blessed with a J-Lo-wide rear end--yet when they try the pants on—wow! Each girl will take her turn that summer—no more than a week—with the pants, before passing them on. And she has to write and tell just what she’s been up to while wearing them!
Carmen, Tibby, Lena and Bridget soon discover that somehow, wearing those jeans inspires them to try things they’d barely dreamed of. But the consequences of those choices—wild, outrageous, brave or sexy—will upend their lives.
Read about four best friends and one amazing summer—read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brasheres
[Booktalker’s note: I’ve changed Wallman’s to Wal-Mart for the talk as that’s instantly identifiable—and clearly the work environment Brasheres was describing]
by Kirsten Edwards of King County Library SystemLast Updated: January 15, 2008