I recently closed out the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by reading Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares.
This review might be a little short – I don’t want to give anything away! For those who have read and love these books, it’s like getting more ice cream after you thought you already had dessert. Brashares states that she still thought about the characters so much and saw them grow up in her head, so she had to write another book.
The girls are all thirty and have drifted slightly apart from one another. Bridget lives in California with Eric, but refuses to buy a real bed because she likes to move around too much. Tibby is in Australia with Brian, and Carmen is a successful actress in New York. Lena teaches art but feels lost, and her only seeming friend is an old lady that she practices Greek with.
One day, the girls all receive tickets from Tibby to fly to Greece and reunite. They are ecstatic because they haven’t heard from Tibby in years. Bridget, Carmen, and Lena fly together to meet Tibby, but when they get to Greece, things aren’t what they expected. They are left reeling, trying to fit themselves back together.
This book made me laugh, cry, and want to throw it across the room at points, but the ending was so satisfying that I ended up loving it despite the roller coaster ride. I’m glad that Brashares gave us a chance to grow up with the girls and show us their lives as adults.