Review: Sisterhood Everlasting

Title: Sisterhood Everlasting [The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants #5]
Author: Ann Brashares

Synopsis:

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 yourway, and finding the courage to create a new one.

Right from the get go we’re shot back into the sisterhood’s world, where all four of them have split up, and about ten years have past. Carmen’s an iPhone addict, Lena is basically an artistic, pack-ratty hermit, Bridget’s as energetic and adventurous as ever, and Tibby is in Australia, now an enigma to her ‘sisters’. However, upon being invited to Greece by Tibby, all of them jump at the opportunity: they’ll be together again.

Then the unthinkable happens.

Struck with a death that shakes their world, the sisterhood is left one short. As they begin sorting through their depression, as well as their own lives, they find that their lost sister left them with more than they could’ve ever imagined.

This book was extremely depressing. Like, I did not know one could put so much depression and sadness into one book. My gosh. I will say, though, it was good. I really liked the self-discovery portion of the novel as the sisters split off after Greece and kind of found themselves and realized who and what really mattered in their lives.

We also learn a lot about the characters and revisit a number of memories from both the past books and the characters’ ‘childhoods’. Admittedly, there was some repetition in their actions, as well as their discoveries, as if they hadn’t learned the first time. However, it was a great book. In the end, the mood was bittersweet, but it was definitely an amazing ending to their story.

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
World Building: 5/5
Cover: 4/5
Overall: 5/5
GoodReads Rating: 3.88/5

Quotes:
“I’m writing this down, because it is going to be hard for me to say it. Because this is probably our last time just us. See, I can write that down, but I don’t think I can say it. I’m not doing this to say goodbye, though I know that has to be part of it. I’m doing it to thank you for all we have had and done and been for one another, to say I love you for making this life of mine what it is. Leaving you is the hardest thing I have to do. But the thing is, the best parts of me are in you, all three of you. You are who I am, and what I cherish in myself stays on in you.”
-A Letter

“Hey,” he said. “It’s someday.”
-Kostos

Her body was a prison, her mind was a prison. Her memories were a prison. The people she loved. She couldn’t get away from the hurt of them.
-Narrator [Third Person Novel]

“What’s the occasion?” she asked.
He kissed her ear. “I’ve got a gorgeous woman who’s going to be my bride.”
She laughed. “You have that every night.”
“That’s why I want to celebrate.”
-Carmen and her fiancé (he’s not very important, or interesting… he’s more annoying than anything)

“Maybe you think you’ll be entitled to more happiness later by forgoing all of it now, but it doesn’t work that way. Happiness takes as much practice as unhappiness does. It’s by living that you live more. By waiting you wait more. Every waiting day makes your life a little less. Every lonely day makes you a little smaller. Every day you put off your life makes you less capable of living it.”
-Effie

Advertisements
Next Post
Leave a comment

3 Comments

  1. Good day! I simply want to give you a big thumbs up for the excellent info you have got right here on this post.
    I’ll be coming back to your blog for more soon.

    Reply
  2. Hello, of course this piece of writing is in fact pleasant and I have learned lot of things from it concerning blogging.
    thanks.

    Reply
  3. Hi there, of course this post is genuinely nice and I have learned lot of things from it concerning
    blogging. thanks.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Flash to the Past

  • Categories

  • Enter your email address to follow my blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,022 other followers

  • Upcoming

  • Goodreads

  • #bookstagrammer

    This cute cottage is a replica of the house Shakespeare shared with his wife Anne Hathaway!
-
Beautiful print from @nerdyaddictionshop's It's the Nerdy Life box!
---
#bookstagram #books #shakespeare #shakespearegarden #annehathaway #history #print #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booknerd #bookishlove #booklover #fan #poster #postcard #art #bookblog I'm in love with the section pages of Caraval. I've heard so many great things about the book and now a part of me is afraid to read it... I mean, look at ACOTAR and where I ended up...
-
QOTD: What's a series that was super hyped up but just ended up disappointing you?
-
Candle by @wanderlightscandleco
Bookmark by @markingdreams
---
#bookstagram #books #tbr #caraval #stephaniegarber #ya #youngadult #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booknerd #bookishlove #booklover #fan #bookblog #igbooks #openbook #bibliophile #bookmark #candle The Avon River cuts through Stratford and it's surrounded by a lovely pathways and patches of flowers! This place would kill me if it were spring time haha 💦
-
Bookmark by @nerdy.post 😍
---
#bookstagram #books #green #flowers #garden #shakespeare #shakespearegarden #avonriver #thehobbit #nerdypostbox #bookmark #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booknerd #bookishlove #booklover #bookblog
  • Twiddley-Do-Da

  • Facebook Page

  • Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository
  • Xpresso Book Tours
  • Extra Links

  • website tonight analytics
%d bloggers like this: