Friday, March 9, 2012

Sisterhood Eternally

Published: June 1st, 2011
Sisterhood Everlasting
By: Ann Brashares
Random House Publishing
ISBN-13: 9780385521222

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.


   Lena, Bridget, Carmen and Tibby thought they'd be super close, best friends for their whole lives.  But over the years as they've gotten older, they've become further apart.  Most especially this is true for Tibby, who moved to Australia and lost touch with the others.  Now Lena, Bee and Carmen have all gotten mysterious messages to meet Tibby in Greece - she has something to tell them.  But they arrive to an empty house and when they get a visit from a policeman, one of them must go through the horror of indentifying a body...Tibby's body.  Devastated and believing that Tibby killed herself, the other girls' lives begin to fall apart at the seams.  Trying to find answers to why this has happened to their sisterhood, Bee goes on a quest, while Carmen and Lena go on journeys of their own.  But did it really happen the way they thought it did?  What was Tibby trying to tell them?  Can they rebuild their broken Sisterhood into it's former glory?  I was gutted by this book.  I honestly didn't know what to expect, because I didn't even want to imagine the girls that far grown up.  I did like all of their individual storylines and how they came back together in the end, helping each other heal.  I am glad that I read this book, even though it was sad, because it was worth the heartache.  Bee has always been my favorite member of the sisterhood and it was truly amazing to see her grow up finally.  Highly recommend this book to those who have read the other ones and are fans of the series.

VERDICT:  4/5  Stars

*I received an Advanced Reading E-book Copy from the publisher, via NetGalley. No money was exchanged for this review. The expected publication for this book in paperback is March 6th, 2012.*

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this ending!! Even though it was absolutely heart breaking, I thought it was a some what realistic ending, because you never know what can happen in life. I felt it was a beautiful story! I've heard so many bad reviews, because they didn't like what happened.
    Love the review! :)


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