About The Book:
Written by Ann Brashares Series Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Published Year 2003
Four teen girls who have known each other since birth (their moms shared a pregnancy aerobics class) further forge their bond of friendship through a pair of thrift-store jeans that magically, impossibly, fits them all perfectly. Like the summer before, Carmen, Bridget, Tibby, and Lena share their individual adventures with the Pants collective, creating an engaging, kaleidoscopic narrative of four voices. This summer, Tibby attends a film program in Virginia and Bridget (Bee), whose mother has died, impulsively jets off to Alabama to get reacquainted with her estranged grandmother. Lovely Lena tries to protect herself from the heartbreak of loving her long-distance Greek god boyfriend Kostos, and Carmen deals (poorly) with her mother dating again and having the nerve to borrow the Pants!
For the first half of the book it's seeems like nothing can get any worse for the girls; they're a disaster between dealing with their mothers, boyfriends and themselves. The characters seemed normal as teens being overly dramatic, really it has that feeling like when you're wathcing a soap. By the end everything seems to fall into place again; Bee has come into terms with accepting the death of her mother and finding closure with the help of Greta; Tibby learned to deal with Bailey's death and realized Brians importance to her, Carmen learned to be more giving for the people she loves and Lena after her drastic love affair with Kostos seemed to have found a new boy. There's still alot of sapiness involved and more crying but the character have changed alot from the first book and alot of the side-characters have been developed in the story including their mothers who have redeveloped their friendship.