Kidwell Paper Two SotTP - Kidwell 1 Tom Kidwell Dr. Shelly...

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Kidwell 1 Tom Kidwell Dr. Shelly Sanders ENGL 351.01 Young Adult Literature January 29, 2008 : The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants When I first received my copy of the book The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants along with my other books for this class, I must confess that I did not intend to read it. After all, I decided that it was clearly a book for girls somewhere between the ages of “training bras” and “prom-dates”, but certainly not for a thirty-something man. I simply couldn’t imagine what there could be for me (or any other adult) within the pages of a book about four 15-year-olds who’ve been friends since birth? I was wrong. While The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is definitely young adult literature and falls head over heels into the subgenre of Chic Lit, it has the ability to make readers of all ages reflect on the relationship between with friends, family, lovers and self. The themes range from what it is to be giddily drunk with first love, and abjectly devastated by lost love to the bravery required to reach out to love again after heartbreak. The book also makes the reader think about what it is to be lost, to be found, and to realize you knew where home was the whole time. The stories of Carmen, Lena, Bridget and Tibby which are interwoven in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants are compelling, and I must confess, so downright enjoyable , that I was too busy devouring each page to notice that there was a “deeper” level until I was finished reading the entire book. Afterward, when thinking about the relationship the girls shared, I began reflecting on how important it is to not only recognize the people and relationships who make us who we are, but also to come to terms with how we shape the lives of others around us by seemingly simple acts. By the time you get to the end of the book, you’ve laughed, and blinked back tears, and smiled bittersweetly, and felt your heart leap at long-forgotten memories - and altogether fallen into the Sisterhood shared by Carmen, Lena, Bridget, and Tibby.
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Kidwell 2 The books are about It’s a rarity to find a book (or movie, or conversation, or anything in life!) that engages your feelings so intensely that you don’t realize how much it prompts you to think until later - and that’s exactly what I want in a book!
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Kidwell 3 I had thought that I had this one pegged, a group of girls share a pair of pants for the summer. They serve to tie the friendship and the story together. Fine.
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course MGMT 430 taught by Professor Philips during the Spring '09 term at Abilene Christian University.

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