Friday, March 11, 2011

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

This novel by Anne Brashares is one centered on a group of friends, who, for the first time ahave to go their separate ways for the summer. Bee, who is going to soccer camp right around the border of Mexico, but still in California, falls hard for one of the coaches. The coach's name is Eric, and little does Bee know that he likes her too, it's just a matter of controlling himself around her because he knows that nothing can go on between them until Bee is 18. Lena, a girl known for her beauty goes off to Greece with her sister Effie for the summer. Little does Lena know that her grandmother has a surprise for her, it's a boy! Lena's grandmother provides Lena with a very cute english speaking boy named Kostos, who has a very big crush on Lena. In the beginning all Lena wants to do is capture the beauty of Greece with her paintings. Later on, and maybe too late, Lena discovers she truly likes Kostos. Carmen, a girl who's father left her and her mother when she was still in her young childhood goes to South Carolina to visit her dad. Little does she know that her dad is getting married. Unforunately Carmen does not know this until she arrives at the house. Carmen is outraged and feels like an alien being there with her dad's new family. Tibby, the moody salesclerk at her local Wallman's gets stuck at home, but she has a new adventure of her own and gets to meet some new people. One of these new people is named Bailey, who is a 12 year old girl and is just as sarcastic and moody and snippy as Tibby is. They develop a beautiful friendship and bond over Tibby's movie documentary where they learn about other people. Unfortunately Bailey's cancer takes over and takes her life. All the while, the girls pass around these magic pants that somehow fit all of them perfectly and give the girls a little extra of boost when they where them. These pants, and their letters help keep the girls close during their summer apart.
1.How would you cope with being away from your friends for the first time all summer?
2.How would you react if you were Tibby when Bailey died?
3.If you were Lena and you wanted to make this relationship with Kostos workout, how would you handle this long term relationship when you were separated from him by an entire ocean?

10 comments:

Laura P 7-8 said...

1.) I would be extremely upset being away from my friends for an entire summer, because to me summer pretty much exists for the sheer fact of hanging out with them.

jessica b 1/2 said...

1.I think staying in contact with them throughout the summer would be a good way to cope with the seperation.

Ashlyn W. 7-8 said...

1) I would be sad being away from my friends for the summer. I would hope to stay in touch with them and try my best because I'd miss them.

Renae G. 1-2 said...

1. I would be lonely and feel lost but I would find a way to communicate with them and make it work.

Sydney M 7-8 said...

2. If i were Tibby, I would be really upset about Bailey dying.It is never easy losing someone, especially because Tibby and Bailey got to know eachother. Sure Bailey annoyed TIbby, but in the end Tibby cared about her and felt bad when she died, I would too.

Megan M 1-2 said...

1. I would be really upset if I was not able to see my friends in the summer, however I would not let this ruin my summer. I would meet new people and make new friends and have fun in my summer. This doesn't mean that I would stop talking to my old friends, I would still keep in touch with them but I would try to enjoy my summer the best I could.

Sevgim A.1-2 said...

1. If my friends and I were seperated for a whole summer for the first time i would be sad. I would try to talk to them as much as I could and see if we could meet somewhere one day to catch up.

Monica J. 1-2 said...

1. Very upset but keeping busy to keep my mind off of it.
2. I wuld be extremely depressed.
3. I wouldnt know what to do, prabaly skype everynight, a lot of trust and visiting every break of school we got.

Raechel B. 7-8 said...

1. If I was away from my friends for a long time I would do anything I could to keep in touch with them.

2. Tibby and Bailey grew to be very close and it os never close to lose someone close to you. I would have cried just like Tibby did when Bailey died.

Mrs. Sherwood said...

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