For followers of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Ann Brashares reacquaints readers with the four Septemberists in her newest novel Sisterhood Everlasting. It is 10 years later and Carmen, Bridget (Bee), Lena and Tibby are now on the brink of turning 30. They are in seemingly predictable places in their adult lives. Carmen is acting in New York City and engaged. Bee is as free-spirited as ever and now in California with a former love. Lena is an isolated art teacher working in Rhode Island and Tibby has moved to Australia.
We discover at the beginning of the story that these four have lost touch; they have painfully drifted apart which is evident in how much they miss each other. Tibby attempts to resolve this by sending them all tickets for a reunion in Greece. Unfortunately, the women are met with tragedy once they converge in Greece. This tragedy, in addition to how the Septemberists deal or fail to deal with it is the prevailing theme for the rest of the novel. Although the traveling pants are no longer present, the reader travels with the characters along the California coast, from New York City to New Orleans on a train and revisits Bapi's house in Santorini. This novel is a worthwhile read, especially as a nice wrap-up to the lives and relationships of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants girls.
Although this is a continuation of the Traveling Pants series, it is important to note that this book is written now with an adult point of view and includes mature themes and subject matter.
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