Format: Paperback, 425 pages
Published: May 23 2006
Age Range: 13+
With a bit of last summer’s sand in the pockets, the Traveling Pants and the Sisterhood that wears them embark on their 16th summer.
“Bridget: ” Impulsively sets off for Alabama, wanting to both confront her demons about her family and avoid them all at once.
“Lena: “Spends a blissful week with Kostos, making the unexplainable silence that follows his visit even more painful.
“Carmen: ” Is concerned that her mother is making a fool of herself over a man. When she discovers that her mother borrowed the Pants to wear on a date, she’s certain of it.
“Tibby: ” Not about to spend another summer working at Wallman’s, she takes a film course only to find it’s what happens off-camera that teaches her the most.
The second book in the traveling pants series and probably my favourite. I felt like in this book you were able to connect with the characters a little bit better. The girls weren’t doing these crazy outlandish trips but instead dealing with real and true situations. I think I liked the situations better this year because they were real, and you realize that they were things the girls had been avoiding for most of their lives.
Bridget was dealing with the loss of her mother and the fact that her father might be hiding some information about the family
Carmen was dealing with her mother starting to date again. This brought on feelings of loneliness and low self worth. Both very real and true emotions in teen girls.
Lena is dealing with a breakup and the passing of a person she cared very deeply for.
Tibby went on a journey of self discovery through film. As much as I enjoy Tibby, I feel like she is always a secondary character. You find her challenging herself in this book to create movies, however, sometimes making movies that are interesting and don’t offend anyone can be a difficult task.
Through all of these events the pants continue to bring a sense of comfort and ease throughout their situations. In a way, the pants become a part of their family and a part of their friendship. I longed for friendships like these .. however, it is difficult to create a childhood friendship when you are already a teenager .. just saying. 🙂
Was anyone else a little envious of their friendship?