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.
Friends since birth--their mothers were all in the same pregnancy aerobics class--Tibby, Lena, Bridget, and Carmen have spent almost every summer together. And now, for the first time ever, everyone is headed in different directions. Beautiful, artistic Lena will be in Greece with her grandparents, and Bridget is off to soccer camp in Mexico that is sure to put her tireless energy to the test. Carmen will finally have her father to herself for a whole summer in North Carolina, while poor Tibby will be stuck at home in Maryland, saving for a car by working at a drugstore, hideous green smock and all. But an unassuming pair of jeans, dubbed the "Traveling Pants," transforms each of them. The power of these pants, sent from girl to girl, helps each of them through the trying experiences that often come with being 15 going on 16. The first book in the best-selling series SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS.
- Juvenile Fiction
- General, Social Issues / Friendship
- March 1, 2003
- March 1, 2003
- Ann Brashares