“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” is another book that I really like (I know I’ve said that about pretty much all of the books so far, but honestly, there’s only been one book that I really didn’t like reading. I just like most of the books that I read). With this one, I just really love how they have their close group and how they’re always there for each other when they really need it and how they (kind of) know how to help each other out. Plus it’s also one of my favorite movies.
“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” is about these four girls; Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen; who are sixteen (or almost sixteen) and have never spent much time away from each other. This is the first time where all of them are going to be going off and doing something away from home and away from the group (except for Tibby). Lena and her sister Effie are going to Greece to visit their grandparents, Bridget is going to a soccer camp in Baja, Carmen is going to South Carolina to visit her dad, and Tibby is staying home, working at a local store and working on a documentary. And they find a pair of pants that somehow fits each of them perfectly despite ranging from tall and skinny to short and chunky. They decide to share the pants throughout the summer and send them to each other as a way to stay in touch and stay connected while they’re so far apart from each other.
I know I generally go into more detail about what happens in the book, but since there’s so much that happens to each of them (and all of them together as a group), it’s best if I leave it out since I don’t really want to spoil too much for those who haven’t read it. But trust me, I would LOVE to talk about all of the things that happen in Greece, or in Baja, or South Carolina, or in Maryland. Especially since it’s so interesting to see how they all react to their different situations and how it affects them.
I know that there are many books out there that are about teens and things that they go through as teenagers, but I feel like “The Sisterhood” is really relatable to a lot of us since we typically go through pretty similar things. A lot of us have to go through being away from our friends for the first time, we have to figure out how to deal with loss (whether it’s a parent or a friend), how we react to falling in love, and how to react to betrayal from family members. No matter what our background is, we all experience similar things to what the girls experience in the book and we have to figure out how we’re going to react to them and how we’ll let them affect us. The story gives us a look at different perspectives in life and how they can affect our life choices and how we can react to situations based on what we go through.
This book is definitely a good read for teenage girls that are going through puberty and are getting ready to go through all the changes that life brings and that high school will bring.