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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, Bk 1)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Sisterhood, Bk 1
Author: Ann Brashares
ISBN-13: 9780385730587
ISBN-10: 0385730586
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 336
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 831 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
A good book, confusing in the start, but once you get used to the character stories jumping back and forth, it gets better.
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Helpful Score: 6
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! :-)
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Helpful Score: 5
Great book! This is the beginning of the Pants series andso much fun to read. :) Very well written also. All of these books have made me cry.
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Helpful Score: 5
Loved it!!!! A great story of the bonds of female frienship in times of change.
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Helpful Score: 5
I'm glad I read this. A fast read that wasn't on a low level, and not filled with sex and drugs like other YA adults. I can see why this is a bestseller now.
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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
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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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!
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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.
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book for teens and older women who love the comraderie we have with our girlfriends....or the friendships we WISH we had.
Easy read for pre-teens on up.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this one. I probably should have read it before I saw the movie, but I thougth it was delightful!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book about friendship.
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Helpful Score: 1
I picked up this book after watching the movie and I loved it. The book is, of course, so much better. A good read that brings home the importance of friends.
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Helpful Score: 1
Oh gosh, How I love this book! There are four in the series now so I know I'm not the only one to love it. lol Great story that females of all ages will love!
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Helpful Score: 1
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!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent coming-of-age for young adults. Also a darn good story!
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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A delightful read for women of all ages about four friends and the magical pair of pants that holds them together for their first summer apart. Lovely, lovely story of friendship and coming of age.
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This is a really fun read. Great for teens, but I enjoyed it too at 41 years old! :)
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When I got this book I had already seen the movie. Let me tell you, the book is better. I love this book.
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Good read, nice to read a book before the movie is released.
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There are two more books in the series - fantastic read - I loved it!!
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I saw the movie first and then read the book and enjoyed both immensely. This novel of four friends, their spunk and adventures has a lot of heart and insight.
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A great book for a young teen that has best friends and dealing with life's issues.
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Four girlfriends share a pair of jeans and the adventures that happen to then in the jeans. In the style of the Ya Ya sisterhood.
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A very uplifting book about special friendships.
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I really enjoyed this book....I found myself relating to these teenagers and I am 37.....you will be delighted, dissapointed, hurt, confused, and sad....but the pants will make it all OK.

read and see...
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Very good read.
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A good way to begin the journey of the Sisterhood books.
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Very good book to read. Can't put it down until it's all read.
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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.
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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.
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Coming of age, girlfriends suffering through some powerful issues while being separated for the summer. A quick read.
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I LOVED this book! I liked the movie but the book is SO much better and differs from the movie. Very worth the read! Good for teens AND adults!
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Funny, perceptive and moving.
Four very different friends. One pair of magical pants. And a summer apart...
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Great book!! a bit different than the movie, but still really goodq
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Adorable.
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A great book to read no matter how old you are
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A lighthearted read
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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)
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A fun, quick read (once you get used to jumping from one character's story to the next) about true friendship.
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This was an enjoyable read.
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Good beach read.
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A delightful story - funny, sad and very insitefull
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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.
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A book about a group of friends who stick together, form a bond of friendship that endures over the years. Very funny and memorable.
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Wonderful read - shared it with my teenaged daughter. Loved the whole series.
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Made me feel young again. Still can't figure out how they could all wear the same pants.
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It was cute
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I bought this book to read before I saw the movie, but that didn't happen, and I loved the movie so much that I didn't want the book to ruin it for me.
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This was a very fun, light-hearted read. Very enjoyable.
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very good.
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This is a wonderful book of friendship and independence!!! A definite must-read!!!
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Really good- friendship
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Good book for young teens.
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I got so into this that I couldn't put it down and read it in one day!
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Decent book. A pretty quick read.
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Strangely compelling and poignant but only two of the girls' stories pulled me in.
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Great book, can't wait to read the others in the series.
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Fun teenage read
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Easy read--Delightfu---Reminder of the value of friendship--and the growing years.
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Fun summer read
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Wonderful story about 4 friends who share a magical pair of jeans.
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It was a great read...although I had a hard time remembering which character was whom...it still was a good book though!
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Fun summer read!
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If you have not read this book you should, sisterhood of the traveling pants will become a classic.
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I loved this book. A very easy read great for summer.
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The story of four friends who share a pair of pants the first summer they are apart and how those "magic" pants impact their lives. A great read for any girl any age about the power of friendship.
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I really enjoyed this book. It touched me deeply. Anyone who has friends, who has ever doubted themselves, should read this book.
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Great quick read! Can't wait to read the other ones.
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I'm no longer a young adult, except sometimes in my heart, but I found this book captivating.
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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.
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Wonderful, emotion filled book! Easy and quick to read, yet captivating the whole time! A wonderful book for the new independent reader!
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This was an absolutely fantastic book. I couldn't put it down. Everyone must read this book!
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Fun and easy read
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Very entertaining! Great casual read by the pool!
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I loved this book! Story of four teenage girls, even though I'm 33 years old, I could relate!
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Enjoyed the book very much.
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My favorite book ever!

-Sarah
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If you enjoyed the movie version, you'll love the book!
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Really good book, hard to put down. Loved it!
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Great story of friendship and growing up! I loved it and was dissapointed the movie wasn't just the same as the book in some parts.
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A truly enjoyable read, for girlfriends of any age!
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WONDERFUL BOOK!! I absolutly loved this book.
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A wonderful coming of age story about 4 friends, closer than sisters and a pair of "magic" jeans. Made me laugh and cry. I loved it!
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Great fast read. Looking forward to seeing the movie.
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Geat book for the young and young at heart. Those pants are truly magical!
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Ya Ya Genre...a quick read with enough thoughtful writing to keep it at the 4 star level.
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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,.......
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So cute.
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A very sweet, enjoyable read.
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Very cute book!
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enjoyed it! (Sarah - 12 years old)
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Good Story!
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This book was a good light read!
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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.
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This book was a lot of fun to read - I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
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I very good read, but I out grew the series before getting past this first one.
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This is a great book with 2 more books in the seris to follow it. Enjoyed it very much.
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Good light read. Took me forever to read this, but I am glad I did.
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Fun, lively and perceptive. Better than the movie (as is usually the case).
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I loved it
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a sure one nite read.Really thought it was a good book.
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interesting book but not my type of book.
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This book is a great quick and entertaining read.
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Enjoyed this a lot. Nice quick read.
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Fun to read this prequel to the Ya-YA Sisterhood!
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didn't read
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Did not even read it. Too racy for me.