The pants have been carefully
packed away for the winter. But now summer is here and the sisterhood
makes plans for the months to come. This year, Tibby is going away.
Still grieving over Bailey's death, she's been accepted to a special film
program being offered at her father's alma mater. Bridget sets out
for Alabama to visit a grandmother she hasn't seen in years. Carmen
is baby-sitting all summer but hold on to the prospect of going out with
Porter. And Lena has a job selling clothes in a store she would never
go to. The girls aren't sure what the pants have in store for them
this year but their hopes are high. Is it possible for the magic
to work once again?
Summer is here again!
I sure hope I can still fit into the pants. See I quit soccer and
I must admit I have put on some weight. I am kind of hidden in here
somewhere, but the pants theyíll make things better when I am in Alabama
visiting Greta. Carmen will be up to her usual chaotic antics.
She just canít seem to stay happy these days. Tibby hasnít recovered
from the death of Bailey. She just doesnít seem to see the way Brian
looks at her. Lena finally gave her heart away, then she took it
back, then she gave it away. But will she survive what the summer
has in store? Join us as we travel away and back again. As
we pass the pants, the magical pants. As we return to reminisce.
(Elizabeth Ashley, email@example.com,
Student, USC, Columbia, SC)
Imagine a pair of jeans that
fit four friends equally well. The traveling pants are not only the most
beautiful pair of jeans that ever existed; they are kind, comforting, and
wise. And also they make you look really good. All year long the four friends
who share them wondered what the second summer would bring. Would the pants
bring them love? Joy? New friendships?
A summer beyond their wildest
dreams? Find out in The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares.
(Sue Anne Beym, South
Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
four friends and one pair of pants are back in this very satisfying sequel
to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Once again they share the magical
pants over a summer filled with many changes and emotional growth. A prologue
helps to bring the uninitiated up to date. One hopes for at least one more
summer as good as this one. (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)
Once upon a time not so long
ago, there were four girls and a magical pair of pants. Think this is just
a fantasy? Think again. This is how Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget's
second summer apart begins.
Last summer, after discovering
that these pants fit all of them perfectly, they decide that the pants
must be special. During their first summer apart they sent the pants to
each of their "sisters" hoping the magic of the pants helps each other.
Now the pants are back for more when Tibby goes to camp, Carmen plans to
thwart her mom's relationship with her new boyfriend, Lena discovers why
her Greek boyfriend broke her heart, and Bridget discovers the meaning
behind her mother's death. The pants lead them on a journey of love and
happiness, and help them cope with hate, divorce, and death in a summer
you will always remember as the Second Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann
Brashares. (Kathleen D., student)