Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Traveling Pants & Tears

I was reading the Not Your Mother's Book Club blog regarding Ann Brashares's recent book signing. Yes, I'm a fan of The Sister Hood of the Traveling Pants series. In fact, my YA Fresh team blogger, Tina, is the one who told me about the books a year ago, and when I first read about Carmen, Bridget, Tibby and Lena, I was hooked.

I sped through the first 3 books like nobody's business and reading the final book now, Forever Blue. Even kinda bummed knowing the series is ending.

But enough about me, read what happened at the end of Ann Brashare's signing:

I think the best moment came at the very end. The crowd was gone and she had gathered up her things and was heading out the door. A woman came up, holding the new book, and said (approximately):

"I'm sorry to bother you, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for writing these books. My three best friends and I loved them in high school - we all live far away and haven't been able to see each other for years, but we all got together tonight in San Francisco to see you - so thank you, thank you so much!"

She then burst into tears, which made everyone else cry, too. Yes, yes, including me. Please, I'm not made of stone, people!

Oh gees, that had to be wonderful and sad all at the same time! I would have been crying like a baby. :)

4 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Wow, great story, Kelly! And I'd forgotten that I'd turned you on to that series. But yeah, it's a wild and wonderful ride, huh? I bought this book, too, but have been too busy to read at all these past couple weeks. In any case, I'm so glad you blogged about the Traveling Pants, another YA Fresh favorite!

Tina

Sara Hantz said...

Awwww, what a lovely story. I can't wait to get the final book - I loved the other three.

Kelly Parra said...

Yep, I remember you telling me about it and me getting hooked soon after! Now, I'm waiting for you to try Sarah Dessen. *hint, hint* lol!
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Yep, Sara, I'm finishing my copy this week! =D

Sara Hantz said...

I went out yesterday and not only found it, but also found the latest Shopaholic book - Shopaholic and Baby.... I was one happy camper when I got back home, let me tell you!!