The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

By Ann Brashares; Tucker Shaw

Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385729338, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2001

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 that 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 then the journey of the pants and the most memorable summer of their lives begins.

About the Author
Ann Brashares is the author of the phenomenal five-million-copies-selling series of young adult novels, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls In Pants", and "Forever in Blue", and the "New York Times" bestselling adult novel "The Last Summer (of You and Me) "and the novel My Name Is Memory.

Tucker Shaw is currently the dining critic for the Denver Post. He is the author of Gentlemen, Start Your Ovens.

Praise For The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

“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