Publications Date: March 2012 Overview: Return to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . ten years later
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.
My thoughts: It hasn't been 10 years since I read the series but it feels that way. And so walking into this it felt like an eternity sinceI learned anything new from the girls. This is a sad end to the series. Poor Tibby, but so glad that the story we had before begins again in the life of a child. And we have a glimmer of hope for the girls and the love they shared, had for others and kept for life. Bailey's name lives on from the previous books. One girl dies, babies, husbands and adventure it this series the best way possible.