Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book Review: Sisterhood Everlasting

Have you ever wondered what happened to your favorite characters, Carmen, Tibby, Lena, and Bridget, from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series?  Sisterhood Everlasting picks up with the girls ten years after the last book left off.  After living together for a short while and being closer than ever, the girls are now scattered and try to stay close, but with difficulties.  Carmen is living with her fiance in New York and acting in a television series.  Lena is living alone and teaching art at a university in Rhode Island, casually dating “the sandwich shop guy.”  Bridget is living with Eric in California, working temp jobs and generally avoiding long-term commitments.  And Tibby is the most estranged.  She has moved to Australia with Brian, and the girls are having problems receiving any sort of regular communication from her.  Until one day, when Tibby sends a mysterious package to the girls, asking them to meet her in Greece, where she will explain all.  But what happens there merely extends the mystery...and might just tear the girls apart.

If you enjoyed the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, by Ann Brashares, you will love Sisterhood Everlasting!  However, you should be aware that this book is written for adults, and has more adult language and themes than anything else in the series.  Although mature young adults would not have a problem handling the older content, younger readers might be uncomfortable.  Although I loved the book (and stayed up way too late reading it), I will say the ending was a little lacking--although that is often the case with the final book in a much-loved series.  If you are looking for a great book to read this summer, with a bit of nostalgia, give Sisterhood Everlasting a try.