The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

by Ann Brashares | Teens |
ISBN: 0440229707 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Mokona of Clinton Township, Michigan USA on 2/17/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Mokona from Clinton Township, Michigan USA on Thursday, February 17, 2005
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"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."

Released 14 yrs ago (6/11/2005 UTC) at media mail in By mail, Traded with another Bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to xmas as part of our trade!

Thank you again, and I hope you enjoy the story too. :)

Journal Entry 3 by xmas on Wednesday, June 15, 2005
I just received this in the mail from Mokona. I can't wait to read it, but I've got to get through Memoirs of a Geisha first. After I finish reading the Traveling Pants, I'm going to see the movie with a friend.

Journal Entry 4 by xmas on Monday, June 27, 2005
Well I just finished the book. Overall, I liked it, but as I am a details person, I found a few things that bothered me. First of all, I really had trouble believing that these girls were only 15. Some of the things they did seemed to be very adult. For instance, Lena decided last minute to travel across the country without telling her parents, and she did it with her own money and of her own volition. Isn't it required that you be 18 to even buy a plane ticket?


And some of the dialogue was hard to believe. Did the dress lady really stand there and talk about how fat Carmen was right in front of everybody? And how about Carmen's dad? DON'T READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK On what planet did think it was ok to not tell Carmen about his new life and getting married until she was standing there meeting these people for the first time??

I guess my biggest problem was that I am so excited to see the movie that all I could do was picture the faces of the actresses instead of let my imagination go. I think this is what mostly held me back from really loving the book.

Anyway, thanks again Mokona. I did enjoy it. I am passing this book along to another BCer who requested it.

Journal Entry 5 by xmas on Thursday, June 30, 2005
I am sending this book out to Crup in the morning. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 6 by Crup from Ivins, Utah USA on Friday, July 15, 2005
Thank you so much for this book! I can't wait to start reading it. Will send to another BC when done.

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