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.
“Funny, perceptive, and moving.”—USA Today
“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.”—School Library Journal, Starred
“A feel-good novel of substance. . . . Move over, Ya-Ya Sisters.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“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.”—The Bulletin, Recommended
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WINNER 2002 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2004 - Indiana Young Hoosier Award
WINNER 2003 - Iowa Children's Choice Award
WINNER 2002 - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
WINNER 2003 - Missouri Gateway Readers Award
WINNER 2004 - New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
WINNER 2002 - Rhode Island Children's Book Award
WINNER 2003 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Master List
WINNER 2002 - Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List
WINNER 2003 - Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
WINNER 2004 - Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award
NOMINEE 2005 - Arizona Young Readers Award
NOMINEE 2004 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
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.
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