The Sun Also Rises

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Chapters 1 and 2

Summary: Chapter 1 “Luck never gives: it only lends.”—Ancient Chinese Proverb The girls hang out in Carmen’s bedroom, discussing their imminent departures. None of them has finished packing. Tibby yells at everyone for talking about packing and trying to make her feel better. She spots the Pants on Carmen’s dresser and asks if she can …

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Chapters 5 and 6

Summary: Chapter 5 “Love is like war: easy to begin, hard to end.”—Proverb Lena doesn’t want to meet Kostos, but Effie tells her he’s attractive. Lena agrees, but she’s suspicious of him. In her experience, boys never care about anything but appearances. Grandma introduces Lena and Kostos and brags that Kostos is going to college …

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Chapters 9 and 10

Summary: Chapter 9 “Sometimes you’re the windshield: sometimes you’re the bug.”—Mark Knopfler Carmen sees Krista having trouble with her summer geometry homework, but when Albert asks if she’s ready to go play tennis, Carmen leaves happily without offering to help. She writes to Bridget about Paul’s girlfriend, whom she calls “Skeletor.” She says Paul hates …

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Chapters 3 and 4

Summary: Chapter 3 “Can you make yourself love? Can you make yourself be loved?”—Lena Kaligaris Lena’s grandparents’ house is painted blue with a yellow front door. Lena and Effie are dazed and irritable from jetlag. Grandma’s English is good, but Grandpa’s is nonexistent. Lena doesn’t speak Greek, but she wishes she did. Her bedroom has …

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