I decided to read this series after catching a few minutes of the first movie on ABC Family. I decided not to watch the rest of the movie as I wanted to read the book series first. I had to say that I really did enjoy this relatively light story of friendship. It takes a few pages to get used to the constant jumping between characters, but that's also what keeps the pace of the story moving. Tibby's story and Lena's story are the two that interested me the most. All in all, I really enjoyed it as a nice, light, quick read! :-)
Pam Q. (ZolPam) reviewed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
I have not seen the movie, and maybe I will later. This was a "feel good" book, which we all need once in awhile!
A particular pair of jeans fits all the "girlfriends" in just the right way....so when one gal finishes her "time" with the jeans, she forwards them to the next and so on and so on. It was just a very nice,light read! Enjoy
I can see where teenagers would like this but I found it disappointing. These girls aren't quite 16 and they lie about where they go, what they do, and fly off without their parents knowing a thing about it.
I would probably read the next in the series, though. It is a quick read.
Kaitlin F. reviewed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
Overall an amazing book. I never thought I'd enjoy it because of the changing perspectives but it was just that good! Centered around friendship and the people who define who we are four friends head off for very separate summer adventures. They keep in touch through a shared pair of pants. An unmistakable bond binds them together which will be recognized instantly by anyone who has ever had those friends to whom you are so close its like your lives are one. Perfect for anyone who loves a good beach read filled to the brim with fabulous quotes to come back to for future reference. I cannot wait to read the other books!
Erin T. reviewed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
When I first got my hands on the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I felt like I was pushing myself just to pick it up. But as I got more and more into the book, it began to get predictable. Once Bailey's mother told Tibby her secret, I knew what was going to be the outcome of this. The same applied to Lena and Kotos, Carmen and her father (along with the 'surprise'), and Bridget with Eric. Overall, I thought it was a good book with many personalities.
As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart.
Wow! Great read! The girlfriends in the Sisterhood are wonderfully complex characters, and the author draws you right in... The girls' experiences easily feel as though they are your personal experiences!
This is basically chick lit for teenagers. The friendships are very important and while each girl goes through some harrowing, coming of age, experiences what each goes through is realistic.
One girl buys a pair of jeans â magically, although they are NOT of the same body type, the jeans fit all of them and look GREAT.
The jeans tie them together as they are separated for the first time in their lives during a summer vacation â they will turn 16 at the end of the summer. Each one gets the sense of the entire circle of friends being there for her as she wears the pants.
It becomes a sweet, semi-mystical experience for them. They grow up in the summer. There are other books in this series. I think I'll stop at one.
I saw the movie based on the book a few years ago, so many of my visual images were from the movie. One sub-plot was changed rather dramatically for the movie. I wonder why.
The book is sweet and a light read â it is meant for young teenagers.
This book is the 1st in a series. It starts a story of 4 girls in their teens that are spending their first summer apart. They are less upset about it because of a pair of jeans they call the Traveling Pants.
This is a touching, heartwarming story of four friends who spend their first summer apart. These girls stay together through a pair of magic traveling pants, which miraculously fit all of them. They go through drama, tough decision-making, amazing new people, and the thrill of finding their first love. It is an amazing book, and I strongly recommend it.
As much as I try to not give in to reading non-literature books and such, I really enjoyed this book. Mainly because I think almost every girl can relate to these girls in some way. It's not a superficial girlfriend book. It talks about serious issues, and it's more realistic about their friendships than many somewhat similar books. Despite this, it is a fun read, and makes me want some magical jeans. Feel good book. You cry, laugh, etc. (Or at least get those feelings)
Ashley R. reviewed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1) on
I loved loved loved reading this novel. It made me reminisce about reading Judy Blume's "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret." The four girls were so easy to fall in love with because their personalities and qualities are so similar to what I was like as a little girl. I recommend this for both girls and women, as both groups will get joy out of reading it. The movie is great, yes. But nothing compares to reading it.
So many copies of this book is available that for a long time I avoided reading it until I realized that it won several awards. Now I am a great reader of recommended reading lists and award winning books. And, this one is indeed a very good choice for young women who are beginning to make independent decisions in their lives.
Briefly, four close friends find they will spend the summer apart after having spent summer after summer together. Their friendship and bonds help them cope with their mistakes, feelings and what happens beyond their control. The theme of the traveling pants strengthens their "safe" feelings and the friendship even though they are apart. Yes, it's like magic. A warm comforting read for the young and heart tingling for adults.
Four very different friends, one pair of magical pants and a summer apart.....
Four friends find a magical pair of pants. rules are set, pants can not be washed, can never double cuff the pants,must never say the word"phat" while wearing the pants, you must never let a boy take of the pants,.......
Lacey D. (lacey914) reviewed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1) on
I loved this book and my girlfriends and I each related to one of them. Great story of the tales four best friends go through over a summer apart. Three more books follow and two movies have been made.