Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
I listened to this one on audio in the car, sometimes driving with tears running down my face.
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.
But then I got caught up in the writing which is beautiful. The imagery is inventive and revealing, making the whole story sing, especially in audio format.
And the language led me straight into caring vastly for these different girls, so varied and yet so understandable. The story gives a glimpse into a single summer in their lives that demonstrates that they are human, all make mistakes, and all survive to fix them.
I know that there is a sequel and it will go straight onto my list to be read. This book is for teen girls. Any type of teen girl will find themselves somewhere on these pages.