Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
294 pages
Finished 11/26/07

This is a young-adult novel - the first in a series. It was also made into a movie awhile back (a year or two? I'm not sure). I haven't seen the movie, but I've heard good things about the book/series, and decided to pick it up.

It was really cute, and actually pretty surprising in a couple of aspects. Sure, the characters were somewhat cliche - the rebel, the jock, the shy one, the "mother" of the group, but what wasn't so cliche is that they were all friends - best friends. It's a cute story about four friends who find a pair of "magic pants" - pants that fit all of them, even though they have different body styles. The girls spend the summer apart (their first summer in years), but have the pants and their letters to keep them connected.

Like I said, I thought it was really cute. I will probably read the rest of the series eventually, and want to watch the movie now (although chances are pretty good I won't get David to watch it with me...)

I give it three stars.

1 comment:

Farris Family said...

Hi! I'm from the Nest, and I just had to say these are definitely a good read, I've read the entire series, and felt sad each time I've finished a book. Before I read the last one int he series, I reread the other three, and must say I was heartbroken to know it was the end of a cute series. I think that they just make you feel young again, and help you to remember the great times you had with childhood friends. The movie is very cute too, but a little different. I heard they were going to do a second movie too. Anyway, thanks for showing me your page, I'll probably go ahead and set one of these up.