Saturday, June 30, 2012

Review Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Title: Vriendinnen Boven Alles
Original titleSisterhood Everlasting
Author: Ann Brashares
Published: May 1st, 2012 (De Fontein)
Pages: 395
Source: bought
Series: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #5
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

I loved reading the first four parts in this series. Then I thought this would be the ending and I was delighted when I heard that there was going to be a fifth part. Finally the four girls would be back. 

I loved the fifth book. It was different than the first four. First of all, because the girls are older. Different things are important to them now. Although at some level they're still the same girls. Carmen is a successful actress, Lena teaches art, Bridget lives with Eric and Tibby lives with Brian and her child in Australia. She sends the other three girls the tickets to Greece to renew their friendship. And those parts make this book just so loveable. 

I hate it when a review has spoilers, so I will be a bit vague about the story. The only thing I will say is take out the tissues, because the story is so moving I'm almost certain you will cry. Well I did. 

The story is told from the different point of views. You read how the girls deal with their lives and with the things their not happy about. I loved the ending, it was just so beautiful. I heard from some people they found it a bit over the top, but if you love the sisters, you'll love the ending. 


  1. Great review! I also cried while reading this book, and I think it's a perfect ending for this series :)

  2. This book also made me cry. Sisterhood Everlasting is such a fitting end to the series!

  3. Ahh I used to read this series, but I stopped after the third book! I don't know how many more books are there, but I always enjoyed it. Wonderful review. I hate reviews with spoilers too.


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