Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Sisterhood Everlasting

A few years ago, I read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares and absolutely loved them. I loved how it was told from all four different girls perspectives and they each had such different, yet the same, stories. So, I was very excited when I found out that Ann Brashares had released a sequel to the series called Sisterhood Everlasting that was the girls ten years later. I was completely shocked at how it turned out. In the end, I think that it was just as good as the other four books were. 

The girls are all about to turn 30. It's a huge year. Bridget has been happily living with Eric, and spending her days ridding her bike around San Francisco where they live. Carmen has become a famous New York girl and has a role on a popular crime show. She also happens to be engaged to Jones who has helped guide her through her TV show life. Lena is teaching at RISD and living in a small apartment. Her class is very famous and she has a very long waiting list, but she hasn't spoken to Kostos in many years. She has watched him become a very wealthy business man. As for Tibby, none of them really know what her life has been like. Two years ago she moved to Australia with Brian and hasn't really been heard from since except for a few emails. 
So when a letter arrives in the mail from Tibby saying that they all must meet in Santorini Greece at Lena's grandparents house, Lena, Bridget and Carmen are shocked. As soon as possible they are on a plane to Greece, anxiously waiting to see their beloved Tibby's face. 
Except she's not there. 
Her stuff is in the house but she isn't there. 
They wait.
They continue to wait. 
After a while they call the local police.
The next day the police show up at Lena's grandparents house to tell the girls that they have found a body that could possibly be Tibby's. And it is. 
Lena, Bridget and Carmen must follow the instructions in letters that Tibby has left for them while trying to figure out what Tibby's life was like for the past two years. It will take them on many journeys they would never have taken otherwise and opens their eyes to the truth that has been there all along.

If you liked the first four books, I think that you will very much so enjoy the sequel that goes into their lives ten years later. I strongly recommend this book.

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