The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares

ISBN: 9780385729338
Publisher: Delacorte
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 320
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Yes; first
Reader’s Annotation: Meet the Sisterhood, four friends who have been together since birth. All this changes during their first summer apart when a magical pair of pants form a bond that strengthens their relationship to each other.
Summary: Meet Lena, Carmen, Tibby and Bridget. Best friends since birth, thanks to an aerobics class that their prenatal moms took, the girls form bonds of friendship that weather death, divorce and siblings. This summer, however, is the first the girls will be away from each other. Carmen goes to visit her newly engaged father, unbeknownst to her. Bridget heads for soccer camp in Baja where she will learn more than soccer skills. Lena departs to Greece, where she will stay with her grandparents and fall in love for the first time. Tibby is the only one to stay home, and suffer slowly through a retail job and a new friends fatal illness. Through the summer the girls exchange a pair of pants, that magically fit them all, and document their adventures through stitches and patches on the pants. A great coming of age story that packs more you’d think possible.