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?