Sisterhood Everlasting

Sisterhood Everlasting by: Ann Brashares

FROM GOODREADS.COM: 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.

This is NOT a book review.

RAMBLINGS ABOUT THE BOOK: I was so excited when I heard that there would be ANOTHER book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. The first four books are really about female friendship and growing pains. You see the struggles of girls growing into women and the struggle of trying to pick which path they will take into adulthood. Having read the series at the age of 21, I could really relate to some of the things these characters were facing! Since it had been at least 6-8 years since I had read the full series I wasn't sure what to expect when reading this book. Let it  be known that is book can be classified under Adult Fiction, and will not be found in the Young Adult section its predecessors may be. With that being said, it is fitting because the girls are 29 now and if art imitates life there will be more serious and more adult subject matter. This book is not flighty chick lit (which don't get me wrong, I love), but a fairly serious read. It quickly took a turn I did NOT expect which set the stage for what this book is really about... SELF DISCOVERY and ENDURING FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE AGES. I was already emotionally invested in these characters before I started reading the book, and was very glad I took the time to find out who they had become.

Janine, Ashley, Jen & Me - April 2004
 WHAT THE BOOK SAID TO ME: I find it kind of ironic that female friendships are commonly grouped in fours. I was a member of "The Fab Four" in college. J squared and A squared kicking butt and taking names! What a fun time! Reading this book and delving into the characters made me think about all the CRAZINESS that our friendships provided during our college years. Unfortunately, we can't be in college forever and by 2006 we were going our separate ways. Since then, much like the "Sisterhood" girls, our friendships have flourished, waned, been rebuilt... Between the four us we live in three different states, have 4 different degrees, have/have had 5 husbands and 4 children. No matter how much time goes on I will ALWAYS love these girls. They were my rocks when I needed one, my good time girls, and a shoulder to cry on. They loved me when I was an emotional wreck and when I bouncing of the walls being silly. I love that no matter how much time lapses I will have stand still moments that belong ONLY to the four of us! Ashley, Janine, & Jen.: You were with me at such an important time of my life and were there to help me figure out who I was and who I was yet to become. XOXO times 10 million!!!



  1. I totally bawled after I read this book! I loved going back and revisiting everyone! If you read Sweet Valley in High School, you should read the ten year later one that came out a few years ago. . . changed opinion about the Wakefield twins!

  2. I had no idea that she came out with another book- I can't wait to read it!

    What a sweet tribute your friends :) Aren't girlfriends the best?