The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares is a story of four friends who spend their first summer apart. Sharing a pair of “magic” pants which they mail to each other, one girl leaves for soccer camp, one visits her father and his new family whom she can never seem to fit in with, one of them goes to Greece to visit her grandparents and meets a boy who she won’t admit she likes and the last girl stays home and works at Wallmans. This story about four girls who learn to live apart for the first time is impossible to put down. I would recommend it for people ages 11-16.

Nora Miller is a 6th grader at the School of the Future in Manhattan