Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

"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."

So, as a rule I generally don't review sequels. I figure, if you liked the first book you'd find the next ones on their own. I'm gonna break from protocol here a little though, because this isn't really a sequel and I don't know how many people actually know about this book. It's not so much a sequel as an epilogue of sorts. And it was really good. It's definitely more of an older novel (which I guess is why it's in the adult fiction section of the library) and does a good job of having the characters grow up without really losing their personalities. It's less happy, more into the real world, and deeper. Also, it's really sad. I'm just gonna warn you right now. I'd say it's anywhere from high school to adult age level, and you should really read it if you've ever read the original series. Except, it kinda gives the series a horrifying reality check. Don't read it unless you're prepared to let go of the happy-go-lucky teenagers. Still insanely good, though. Try it, it'll be worth it. It's at Kettleson (in the fiction section, like I said). Prepare your tear ducts!

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