Friday, July 29, 2011

Sisterhood Everlasting
by Ann Brashares

Published in 2011. 349 pages.

As a big fan of Ann Brashares' Traveling Pants series - the fourth book of which I reviewed here - I found this sequel wonderful!

Picking up about ten years after the series ended but following the same format of varying viewpoints interspersed with quotes, the book does a fabulous job of putting the reader back into the minds and lives of the members of the sisterhood. I laughed, I cried, I feared, I cheered. I'm so glad to have been able to visit Carmen, Bridget, Tibby, and Lena again!

Here is a passage I really love:

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. [pages 276-277]

I love, love the cover of the book too!



  1. What a powerful quote, and how true. Loved it. I've never read any of the Traveling Pants series, but I definitely will now. Thanks for posting.

  2. Amy: I think you'll enjoy the series!