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Book 41 - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.

This is a prime example of a YA novel that I would have appreciated more had I read it when I was a young adult myself, except that it hadn't been published at that time. It also might have resonated more if I'd read it during actual summer, instead of the strange unseasonably warm but mostly dreary weather we've had here lately. Anyway, it's a pleasant book, switching among the four girls' individual stories to weave together a collective coming-of-age tale. I did find the perspective jumps a little jarring at times, however, as it was not always immediately apparently that we had in fact moved to another character.
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