Novel: Sisterhood Everlasting
Author: Ann Brashares
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
When this book came out I was so excited because I absolutely loved the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and I loved the idea of The Septembers ten years later. Even though Tibby, Lena, Bee, and Carmen are older and farther apart Brashares did a very good job of keeping them true to their past mannerisms. Lena was still quiet, artistic, and hopelessly lonely without Kostos or her friends. Bee was still free and constantly moving, always trying to find the brightest place on the Earth. And of course Carmen was still dramatic and lovely as an aspiring actress in New York. And Tibby, personally my favorite character was the reason that brought the four friends from each corner of their different lives together once again. Each character grew in a way that only Brashares can present through friendship. There were some twists that had me bawling and laughing at the same time. In a way this novel this book showed me the true meaning of friendship and the beauty of people caring about you enough to not let you stray to far away. If you fell in love with the sisters as teenagers, you will love them even more ten years later! Happy Reading!