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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Title: Sisterhood Everlasting
Author: Ann Brashares
Publication: March 6, 2012
Publisher: Random House
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary/Women's Fiction
Audience: 17 and up

Goodreads Summery
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

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.

My Thoughts:I have followed the sisterhood from the beginning and have been excited about this installment. This was an emotional journey for me. The story begins with a retelling of how the “Septembers” came to be, as told by Carmen. I loved learning about how the girls’ lives have changed since freshman year of college. I was saddened to see that the girls had drifted apart a little but that is to be expected when living so far apart. I was excited for the girls to get together again. Tragedy strikes before their reunion really begins. I spent the rest of the book in tears. I wanted the girls to come together and support each other with their loss. They were unable to support each other and it takes Tibby’s planning and foresight to bring the girls together. Even though Tibby is not heard from, first hand, in the book she plays such a major role in the girls lives and she knows just what it will take to get the girls threw the tragic circumstances that they face.


  1. I remember starting this series in high school. I really need to go back and read them all again. I need to start over because I barely remember anything that happened. I wish I would have kept up with it better.

  2. I read this a couple years back when I was in eighth grade. At that time when I finished reading it I was a bit disappointed that it came to an end. Then a few years later I was surprised there was another book added to the series. I still haven't read it, but I need to since, I have the book in my Sony ereader. Also, I was devastated when the traveling pants got lost for good.

  3. I started this series with book one just after graduating high school and read each book. I was surprised to learn last summer that Ms. Brashares had decided to write one more story. I appreciate that although you hint at the tragedy that occurs, you don't spoil it. It was spoiled for me by a review on another website prior to reading the book, not that it necessarily ruined the story. I didn't think this was the best of the stories and I'm not sure it was really needed. Some of the characters had better plots that were truer to the characters we remember than others. Regardless, I cried through over half the book and I did enjoy it.

    Thanks for the review.

  4. I loved this series when I was younger so when I heard about this book I was really excited. Honestly your review scares me a bit, I wasn't expecting it to sound so sad but I still really want to read it.

    1. It is sad but at least you know going into it that there may be some tears. It is so worth it.

  5. I loved this series when I was younger so I was excited to hear about this book. I'm a bit scared to read it, I wasn't expecting it to sound so sad but I really want to read it, I adore the characters and their friendship.

  6. I read this series in high school, and I was thrilled when I saw that she had written one more book in the series. I, too, spent the whole book in tears. I definitely enjoyed this book!

  7. I hadn't realized there was another book to the Sisterhood books. I'm very excited to read this!

  8. I didnt realize there was another book to that series.thanks for sharing now i have another book to add to my too be read list