Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Club Friday.


One of my favorite things about traveling is how much time I have to read!  I usually read at least two books during a trip to Texas.  This past trip, one of the ones I read was Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares. 


Synopsis (from GoodReads):  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.


My Thoughts:  I have not read any of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series other than this one, although I have seen both movies.  So, I was familiar enough with the characters to appreciate the story.  I've got to say that I wasn't a huge fan.  It was kind of depressing.  The story is basically how the girls separately deal with a devastating event that happens early in the book.  Then, of course, it's all wrapped up neatly in a bow at the end.  I don't know why I didn't love it, but it wasn't my fave.  If you've read the rest of the series, it's probably worth a read, but otherwise I wouldn't waste my time.

4 comments:

  1. I didn't know there was a new one! I've read all 4 of the books, and while I didn't love them as much as the movies, I still want to read this one. :)

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  2. Hm, I've never read any of these books, I may have to give them a look.

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  3. I read the first two books of this series and seriously debated about re-reading them so I could finish the series up! I've heard from other people that this book was depressing. No good :(.

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  4. Send me a message and tell me what happened please!!! I've read all of the books, but don't know when I'll get a chance to read this one, lol!!!!

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