Followed by, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a bestselling young adult novel by Ann Brashares The book was adapted into a film of the same name in Summer of the Sisterhood; Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood; and Sisterhood Everlasting. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. The. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 2). + Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Sisterhood Everlasting "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was enjoyable and meaningful at the same time, and that's sometimes a hard thing to .
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She meets a year-old girl, Bailey, after the latter faints at the store.
It is revealed that she has been diagnosed with leukemia. Over the course of the summer, the two become close friends and Bailey begins to help Tibby film her documentary.
Tragically, Bailey passes from her leukemia, which leads Tibby to refocus her documentary to capture the memories that they created together. Carmen goes to South Carolina to spend the summer with her father, from whom she has grown apart since he and Carmen's mother divorced several years before. Carmen learns that he is engaged.
Out of frustration at feeling left out of her father's new family, she breaks a window in their home with a rock and returns home to her mother.
She eventually attends her father's wedding and reconciles with her father and his new family. Bridget attends a soccer camp in Baja California.
While there, she falls for one of the coaches, Eric Richman.
Bridget pursues him in spite of the camp's prohibition on coaches and campers entering relationships with each other, and eventually sees him in his underwear. She conspires to lose her virginity to him, until Eric eventually tells her that he does not feel as if he can worship her as she deserves. Lena comes to comfort a depressed Bridget and ends up taking her home.
Background[ edit ] Ann Brashares got the idea for the novel while working as an editor when colleague Jodi Anderson, proposed the concept of a group of girlfriends who share a pair of jeans.
This was based on some of Anderson's own college experiences. Brashares decided to write the book herself.
Anderson was compensated with a small bonus and a promotion. A shirt can more easily fit different people, but jeans are more judgmental.
It totally captured my fancy. Crushing on the boy next door, surviving stepfamily scenes and juggling summer jobs never seemed so intense, traumatic or dramatic. From parental suicide and first-time sex to divorce, death and plain old disappointment, Brashares tackles intense emotional issues from a young person's perspective.
But The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants isn't a how-to guide to surviving the curve balls of the teenage years. It is a peek into the lives of everyday people who have their own personalities, styles, histories and dreams.
Love, friendship, commitment and honesty are important elements here, and Brashares combines them all flawlessly. The story centers on a group of four girlfriends, Tibby, Carmen, Lena and Bridget, whose mothers met at a prenatal aerobics class 15 years ago.
On a shopping trip to a thrift store, the girls discover a "magic" pair of jeans -- any pair of pants that can fit perfectly on four unique teenage bodies has to have special powers. As they prepare to go their separate ways for the summer, the girls make a pact to share the jeans even though their travels will take them to far-reaching places -- from Greece to Mexico to California to the discount store down the street.
And of course, as with every good pact, the girls create a set of rules that reflect their individual personalities -- and coincidentally foreshadow many of the issues they will face throughout the summer. A few of those special rules are: You must never wash the pants. You must never double cuff the pants. It's tacky.
You must never say the word "phat" while wearing the pants.