Used to read classic lit for pleasure of well-written prose. Now, with MS, it's thrillers, courtroom/police dramas, and adventure to escape!
I read all four "traveling pants" books and enjoyed them all. I am a 50 year old female. I doubt that men would enjoy these stories, but even at my age, the author did a brilliant job of reminding the older female reader of what it was like to be a teenager. She captured the joys and sorrows of these years, the excitement of first love, the tough decisions, the issues every teenager has with parents... all-in-all a wonderful journey of a girl's coming of age. She also brought something special to the character development of each girl, and gave them all qualities that would resonate with any woman, young or old. Great narration, and excellent writing, I would highly recommend all four of these books.
This is a light listen, but certainly not a fluffy book to discount. I empathized for these teenage girls as they embarked on their own personal adventures and was greatly moved by some of the more poignant story lines. I would highly recommend this book, especially for a female teenager or anyone who wants to revisit those rollercoaster years. There are some harder issues that the author handles with care and leaves you to imagine what is going on without having to be explicit. I thought this book was much better than the movie as certain characters in the movie were overly simplified. Angela Goethals narrated brilliantly.
The "sisterhood" keeps you in touch with your youth. The narrator made this book come alive. I would look for other novels narrated by the same - a wonderful listen!
Cute little story. I thought well of reading the book before watching the movie because in the end the movie turned out to be disappointing in comparison.
I think this book appeals to a younger crowd, even if for older people it can be regardless a beach read or (what I did) a perfect listen while doing house cleaning!!
I especially enjoyed Lena's story and since I noticed it continues in the next book I'm looking forward to hearing what happens next.
To end this review... even if the book has a simple storyline it leaves you something at the end and has a nice moral, this is what I define a good book.
I loved this book! The reader is excellent, and because of her (and the great story) i have also purchased the 2 other books from the series. These books all have excellent characters and really pull you in! I would most certainly recommend that you read this book!!