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.
Haha, listening to Thrift Shop right now. Haha coincidence, cause you see, yeah. Okay, I’m done.
When I first heard about this book I was like, are you joking? I seriously didn’t get the concept or the idea, and I kinda don’t still. It was an interesting and original idea, but it wasn’t for me in the beginning of this book. It kind of grew on me by the end of the book, but even now, having read all of the books up until now, I still think the idea is really weird. Like I still have that mindset of are you joking.
Despite that, this was still an awesome story. As the story progressed, I got more into this story and enjoyed it more. I liked how it followed the girls as they grew up, and tells the story of four different people. I appreciated Ann Brashares’ voice and how she told the story. A fabulous beginning to this story.
My only problem with this story was I felt that, as the story went on, Ann Brashares lost interest in some of her character’s stories, which really matters when you’re narrating a story through four different people’s point of view.
pg count for the hardback: 294