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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series, Book 1
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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...
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...
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  • Reading Level:
    2 - 3


 
Description-
  • 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 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 now the journey of the pants--and the most memorable summer of their lives--begins.

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    "Can you close that suitcase?" Tibby asked Carmen."It's making me sick."
    Carmen glanced at the structured canvas bag splayed wantonly in the middle of her bed. Suddenly she wished she had all-new underwear. Her best satin pair was sprouting tiny ropes of elastic from the waistband.
    "It's making me sick," Lena said. "I haven't started packing. My flight's at seven."
    Carmen flopped the top of the suitcase down on the carpeted floor. She was working on removing navy-blue polish from her toenails.
    "Lena, could you not say that word anymore?" Tibby asked, wilting a little on the edge of Carmen's bed. "It's making me sick."
    "Which word?" Bridget asked. "Packing? Flight? Seven?"
    Tibby considered. "All of them."
    "Oh, Tibs," Carmen said, grabbing Tibby's foot from where she sat. "It's gonna be okay."
    Tibby took her foot back. "It's gonna be okay for you. You're going away. You're going to eat barbecue all the time and light firecrackers and everything.
    Tibby had nonsensical ideas about what people did in South Carolina, but Carmen knew not to argue with her.
    Lena let out a little hum of sympathy.
    Tibby turned on her. "Don't make that pity noise, Lena."
    Lena cleared her throat. "I didn't," she said quickly, even though she had.
    "Don't wallow," Bridget urged Tibby. "You're wallowing."
    "No," Tibby shot back. She held up hands crossed at the wrist in a hex sign to ward off Bridget. "No pep talks. No fair. I only let you do pep talks when you need to feel better."
    "I wasn't doing a pep talk," Bridget said defensively, even though she was.
    Carmen made her wise eyebrows. "Hey, Tibs? Maybe if you're nasty enough, you won't miss us and we won't miss you."
    "Carma!" Tibby shouted, getting to her feet and thrusting a stiff arm at Carmen. "I see through that! You're doing psychological analysis on me. No! No!"
    Carmen's cheeks flushed. "I am not," she said quietly.
    The three of them sat, scolded into silence.
    "God, Tibby, what is anybody allowed to say?" Bridget asked.
    Tibby thought about it. "You can say . . ." She glanced around the room. She had tears welling in her eyes, but Carmen knew she didn't want them to show. "You can say . . ." Her eyes lighted on the pair of pants folded on the top of a stack of clothes on Carmen's dresser. "You can say, 'Hey, Tibby, want those pants?"'
    Carmen looked baffled. She capped the polish remover, walked over to her dresser, and held up the pants. Tibby usually liked clothes that were ugly or challenging. These were just jeans. "You mean these?" They were creased in three places from inattention.
    Tibby nodded sullenly. "Those."
    "You really want them?" Carmen didn't feel like mentioning that she was planning to throw them away. Bigger points if they mattered.
    "Uh-huh."
    Tibby was demanding a little display of unconditional love. Then again, it was her right. Three of them were flying off on big adventures the next day, and Tibby was launching her career at Wallman's in scenic Bethesda for five cents over minimum wage.
    "Fine," Carmen said benevolently, handing them over.
    Tibby absently hugged the pants, slightly deflated at getting her way so fast.
    Lena studied them. "Are those the pants you got at the secondhand place next to Yes!?"
    "Yes!" Carmen shouted back.
    Tibby unfolded them. "They're great."
    The pants suddenly looked different to Carmen. Now that somebody cared about them, they looked a little nicer.
    "Don't you think you should try them on?" Lena asked practically. "If they fit Carmen, they aren't going to fit you."
    Carmen and Tibby both glared at Lena, not sure who should take more offense.
    "What?" Bridget said, hopping to Lena's...

About the Author-
  • Ann Brashares is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Here and Now, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, 3 Willows, The Last Summer (of You & Me), and My Name Is Memory. She lives in New York City with her husband and their four children.



Reviews-
  • USA Today "Funny, perceptive, and moving."
  • School Library Journal, Starred "A complex book about a solid group of friends, with each one a strong and courageous individual in her own right. They form a true sisterhood of acceptance and support, resulting in a believable and inviting world."
  • Kirkus Reviews, Starred "A feel-good novel of substance. . . . Move over, Ya-Ya Sisters."
  • The Bulletin, Recommended "The loving depiction of enduring and solid friendship will ring true to readers, who will appreciate this recognition of one of life's most important relationships."
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