Title(s): The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants (The Third Summer of the Sisterhood) ,and Forever in Blue (The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood)
Author: Ann Brashares
General Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Pages: A LOT (In General)
Date(s) Published: September 11th 2001, April 22nd 2003, January 25th 2005, and January 9th 2007
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Quick Thoughts: I have been very busy this summer. I have been able to read some books but not many. Here is a book review of one of my favorite series. I hope you enjoy 🙂 it.
-The Reading Girl
I decided to leave adult books alone for a while. I was getting tired of the same plot of “the guy meets girl. the guy treats her like shit. the girl suffers promising to never love him. Then for some reason they get together again.” ugh.
I decided to get back to YA for a while. Well, I do not regret it.
I really enjoyed this series. It was great for me because I could relate to it. The writing was great, the stories were great, the plot was great, and the original idea of the pants was great.
This is a review of all four books in general.
So…(warning: this review is full of positive and negative thoughts mixed together).
Enter the world of four best friends….
(in other of appearances from left to right)
Carmen smart and with an attitude that can annoy the hell out of you. In other words a little bitch that people seem to like. But cares a lot about her best friends.
Tibby rebellious, miserable, tough looking, and mean. Typical teenager. But behind that mask she has a heart.
Lena the BEAUTIFUL one. That’s really about it. Oh and she is an artists who seems to be everyone’s favorite. She is nice, shy, insecure, and kind of sad.
Bridget is the athletic one. Fun, wild, fast,crazy and etc. Considered beautiful by everyone because of her blonde gorgeous hair. Except, she doesn’t think she is beautiful or do her friends because Lena is the gorgeous one.
Those were my thoughts on the characters. Well not really, that’s how they are described. My thoughts on them are mixed. Here we go…
Carmen is my least favorite character out of this whole series. She is bitchy, mean, rude, loud, and if she is not happy no one else is. I hated her parts in the book. Especially in the second book uggghhh. But, I liked her in the last book of the series. She was likable and for once calm.
Tibby was okay. Stupid sometimes but okay. I actually liked her character.
Lena was stupid too. Too fragile and I kept getting tired of her being the fucking beautiful one and the favorite one and blah blah. Yeah..we get it.
Bridget was my MOST favorite. She actually grew up throughout the four years that the this whole series talks about. She was smart, independent, strong, and beautiful to me. I looked forward to her parts in the book.
The writing was awesome. It was easy to understand and I could understand why so many young girls could like this series. The events that happened in this book has happened to many girls, including me.
There was just something about these books that kept me reading them all the time. I read the four books in 4 days. I really enjoyed all the books.
It did have its flaws…
-Carmen, Tibby, Lena (but then that’s how most teenage girls are).
I loved the stories the author created. These books in some way were beautiful and taught me many lessons. I do not regret reading them at all.
OVERALL SERIES RATING: 4 stars
-I would sometimes get annoyed at the main girls (even at Bridget)
-Depending on pants was kind of stupid to me, but then again that’s the point of the book
-I also got annoyed at how the author wanted us to think Lena was this perfect gorgeous girl and wanted us to feel bad for her when she did the dumb shit that she did. Well sorry,I didn’t feel sorry for her.
That’s really about it.
I really liked these books. I didn’t want their world to end. It’s a journey of four best friends who grow and somehow become stronger.
Each book focused more on one of the girls but in general the series was about the four of them.
It really was an amazing world I entered 🙂
P.S. The movies are WAY different but I still like them
Carmen was portrayed by America Ferrera, Tibby by Amber Tamblyn, Bridget by Blake Lively, and Lena by Alexis Bledel.
First Movie Poster