Susanita (bardhlul) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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.
Tags: young adult

  • February 2021 - Books 7 through 12

    7. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien The conclusion of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which Sam and Frodo fulfill their quest, and…

  • Book #14: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

    North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book opens with the heroine, Margaret Hale, being uprooted from her idyllic…

  • Book 5- Hamnet

    5. Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell. This was the February pick for the book club I'm in. I finished it pretty quickly, it was hard to put down. It's a…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded