Monday, March 9, 2009

Book #6 - Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

This was a book that I chose to meet a category of a book club challenge I am participating in online. It has been one of the tools I have been using to inspire me to read different kinds of books while I'm challenging myself for my 2009 goal. One of the challenge categories in this club was to read a book that I've already seen the movie for. Most readers will always read the book before going to a movie if they can, so this can be a difficult category to meet. Thankfully, when "Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants" came out in the theaters, my company, which publishes the book, paid for all the employees to go see the movie as it was the first of our publications to reach the big screen (we are also the publishers of the "Gossip Girl" and "Privileged" Series). I didn't have a chance to go read the book before our big screening on opening day, and since it was a teen book, I figured it would be a quick read, which it was. I thought that this was a really good, relatively innocent book for teens. Some of the other teen novels out there delve a little too deeply into adult topics, and this series (at least in the first book) seems to keep the topics pretty PG-13 appropriate. I applaud publishers and authors who stick to these kinds of scripts because I think there is a gap that needs to be filled for more innocent teen literature in order to motivate the next generation of readers.

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