Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Book Title: Sisterhood Everlasting
Series: #5
Genres: , , ,
Release Date: June 14, 2011
Format: eBook
Dates Read: December 21 to 27, 2011
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Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.

I read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series when I was about thirteen and I absolutely loved them. While I already liked reading, they are what really got me into it as much as I am now.

When I heard that Sisterhood Everlasting was going the 5th book in the series, I was so excited. I was curious to see where the story would go, especially since the girls were all grown up.

From the beginning, it’s obvious that the girls aren’t as close as they were before. Sisterhood Everlasting takes on a whole different feel from the other four books. The girls seem to have more trouble dealing with life as adults than when they were younger.

I was shocked at how the story started and how the story developed because it’s definitely unexpected. I was kind of irritated with the tone of most of Sisterhood Everlasting and how depressing it was. The first books were just so happy and had this almost young, carefree vibe to them. I just wished the girls had kept to that, and tried harder to stay as close as they had been.

However, I still enjoyed Sisterhood Everlasting, just not as much as I hoped I was going to. If you loved this series, you really should pick this up because it’s interesting to see where the girls are 10 years later. The way it ends is really good though since everything comes together so well and the girls learn so much about themselves, what it really means to be happy, and to just appreciate life and everything you have because things can be taken so quickly.