Has anyone ever read the sisterhood of the traveling pants? Well I have, and I have my books marked with my favorite passages, and post-its that I put how I felt when reading it. SO, I am a very BIG fan of Ann Brashares.
In June she wrote a kind of sequel to the previous four books. Those books followed the girls through their late teens to early twenties. Her new book "Sisterhood Everlasting" is set ten years later when the girls are 33 ish. Its a weird concept for my mind to grasp as I read the book. I still picture the girls as they are portrayed in the movies, young and vibrant. So whenever they talk about age I am kind of freaked out because I am still imagining them as teens.
Anywho... This story begins by giving the reader a view of their grown-up, separate lives. Each girl is doing something very different, which has lead them to drift apart a little. The girls are planning a trip to reunite and get back that closeness they once shared. But the trip is met with heartbreak (and is very heartbreaking for the reader too). Then each girl goes through a time of struggle, not knowing who they are without their three best friends. So each girl grows up independently and finds herself through different means. As each girl finds her path through the world the tragedy and pain begin to subside. Eventually the girls are reunited and the truth is revealed. --- I don't want to go past that for fear of spoiling the book.
When I began reading this I was very upset that their was such a heartbreak in the beginning of the book. I thought that the heartbreaks would continue throughout the entire book. Days before I got the book my aunt had passed away, so I was already heartbroken enough. I considered putting the book away in my library and not read the rest. But because it is part of a series that I love so much I had to continue. And I am glad I did. It ended fantastically and left the reader felling happy and excited about the future of the girls. Not that there will be another, but you never know.
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