Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5) by Ann Brashares

Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)

Four friends.One sisterhood.Ten years later.On the cusp of turning thirty, Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget are now living separate lives, out on their own. Yet 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 ...


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TitleSisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
Author
Release DateJun 14th, 2011
PublisherRandom House
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary
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Reviews Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2017-01-20
    Every so often I come across one of those books where the entire way through I'm thinking I absolutely LOVED this series, but this book ruined everyone's characters while being straight up depressing and infuriating. It was like PS I Love You but without the feels. (DISCLAIMER: Kostos still gets 5 stars. I love that guy and he was the only part I kept reading for). The story takes place 10 years later so the girls are all 29 and living in differe...
  • K
    2011-06-21
    What was I thinking? Why did I bother? Okay, I know why. I tend to do better with audiobooks that require less concentration and offer an engaging story that's not too challenging. And although I didn't have high hopes for the fifth (fifth! Am I actually still reading these?) book in the Traveling Pants series, when I saw it was available on audio I couldn't resist.Well. If I tell you the pivotal plot point it will be a big fat spoiler, so I'll t...
  • Jenny
    2011-03-28
    ARC of this. I'll write an official review closer to the publication date but I will tell you I have never cried so much during a book (except maybe one of the previous Sisterhood books). I stayed up half the night reading this book. I couldn't put it down. review for library website:A lot of books have made me cry but only a few have made me sob---tear stained pages---reaching blindly for a tissue. Two of those books are Ekaterina Gordeeva's MY ...
  • Denise
    2011-05-09
    "At least I tried."In this 5th book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Ann Brashares brings back the characters we knew and loved as they enter their thirties. Four friends ten years later. How has the sisterhood fared - how has life treated them and where are they now? Although the girls had gone their separate ways and had sort of lost touch with each other, Lena, Carmen and Bee gather in Greece for a reunion arranged by Tibby. Wh...
  • Deborah
    2011-06-27
    Okay, this is not really going to be a kind review. I'm not trying to sound mean or like a weirdo Internet commenter, but there are some things that really ticked me off about this book. So there's a spoiler that all Traveling Pants fans knew about months ago, one that you can read pretty easily online, and that many have, but if you don't know and want to read the book, stop reading here! And if you do know the major spoiler, there are more reve...
  • Ashley
    2011-05-16
    This probably only deserves four stars, but I don't give a shit. I'm giving it five stars. Until about the last forty pages, I thought I knew what I was going to write in this review. I was going to say that Brashares is incredibly good with the inner lives of her characters. I was going to say that she brings people to life in magical, absurdly readable, and moving ways. I was going to say that despite this, reading this book is like expecting t...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2016-07-16
    I had a lot of people tell me that this book was horrible, they hated it, and I should skip it, but this kind of time jump conclusion to a series is absolutely my kind of thing. I love seeing where characters you spent a lot of time with end up many years later!As for if this book is terrible? Definitely not!Yeah, there's a thing that happens that I don't LIKE, that shook me, made me mad, made me disagree - and to be honest, there's a part of it ...
  • Jodi Papazian
    2011-07-19
    Having read the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, I was so excited to find out that there was a "ten years later ..." installment coming out. I was definitely very greedy with this book - reading it in one afternoon, desperate to be moved and amazed by it. However, about halfway through, I realized I was quickly reading just to get to the end of it. Unfortunately I had heard that there was a pretty shocking event in the story awhile back...
  • Danielle
    2011-01-01
    So here I am, writing a review for a book before it comes out. This makes me a big loser. Whatever. Anyway, words cannot describe how excited I am to read this. When i realized that this is a new Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book, and not another 3 Willows book (yes, it was cute, but not the same.) i started tearing up. I wish I was joking. I'm not. Thats how excited I am. REVIEW:When an author has written a good book, you feel like you are ...
  • Kimberly
    2011-08-01
    This book was such a hot mess. I'm super dissapointed because I loved the first four books and was so excited to see that there was fifth one. But pretty much everything was wrong with this book! 1. The girls are supposed to be 29, but no one seems to act like an adult in any way. I had a hard time remembering that they weren't teenagers anymore.2. None of the girls seem to have any drive or ambition in life at all. They don't have normal or heal...
  • Heather
    2011-05-07
    I believe that this is the last book in the series and its a great way to wrap up the story lines of the characters. I'm not saying that just because I won a free copy of this from good reads. It is just too bad that Tibby had to die; its so sad!! She left behind Brian, her daughter, Bailey and friends and her family. She wasn't even thirty yet. This book teaches readers a great life lesson: life rarely goes accordingly to way we plan it but the ...
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    2015-07-03
    Actual rating 4.5 starsI know, I know - this book is VERY polarizing b/c some crazy things happen. And when I first read it when it came out, I was devastated and not the biggest fan. Reading it now, 4 years later and with a lot more adult life under my belt, I have to admit that I LOVED THIS BOOK. I feel like it embraced the true characters of Lena, Tibby, Bridget and Carmen, yet also perfectly tackled the new struggles and challenges that come ...
  • Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
    2011-06-15
    I should have stuck with book four and left it at that. It seemed like all the characters reverted to their 18 year old behaviors and no one had grown or matured. I was not happy with the whole premise (no spoilers -- but come on!) nor any of the characters lives. I also found the letters the girls received lacking any heart or soul -- they did not move me in anyway not to mention the lack of believability for most of the plot(s) (view spoiler)[ ...
  • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
    2017-08-27
    Not The Story I Expected, But One I Grew To Love and AppreciateRating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Last year I started this book. And something I didn't expect happened within the first 70 pages and I couldn't bring myself to read any more. I didn't want to think of the sisterhood this way...I wrestled with what happened for a whole year and finally learned to somewhat accept it. Also, I began to feel curious enough about what happens after that first 70 ...
  • Erin
    2011-06-15
    I was really excited to read this book and I'm not sure why. I think the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books are a really good idea but their execution leaves a lot to be desired. However, I like the idea of them so much that I tend to forget that I don't really like them during the time it takes for each of them to come out. The characters have barely changed in the last ten years, and it annoys me that I spent so much time reading about the...
  • Amanda
    2012-06-09
    Caution: Spoilers!If you feel like having your childhood wrecked, read this book. Our beloved characters have aged ten years, and instead of having relatively bright futures despite their individual baggage and relatable flaws, they utterly hate their lives, one so much that she actually offs herself. Seriously. (It's not the one you expect, either.) Everything is poorly explained and depressing, and I realized early on that it kind of reads like...
  • E
    2011-05-13
    I hate books that make me cry. Couldn't stop reading this. Cried several times. Spent the first half of the book feeling like Brashares had unfairly recycled her characters, but it came together in the second half.Now I have to go blow my nose.
  • Traci Haley
    2011-06-18
    I have always been more of a fan of character-driven books than any other kind. There's just something comforting knowing that, at any given moment, I can spend an afternoon with Harry, Ron and Hermione, or help Joe Pickett and his family solve a mystery, or relive the life of Edgar Mint or Garp. And once in awhile, an author comes along and builds a character (or, in this case, characters) that are so well developed that they nearly jump off the...
  • Selene Matheson
    2016-07-12
    There are other plot twists than pregnancy...Ann Brashares is the Oprah Winfrey of pregnancy... "You get a baby, you get a baby, you get a baby... Everyone gets a baby!"
  • Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
    2016-11-14
    WHAT I LIKED: Um... *crickets*. No, that's not really true. It was satisfying to see the series to the end. And I will admit that the ending, while not very believable, was emotional and mostly satisfying.WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Oh where to start? I can't recall reading a book where the main characters were all so thoroughly unlikable. What a bunch of miserable people! They were all equal parts selfish, self-absorbed and and just plain unlikable. The...
  • Madeleine
    2012-11-07
    I had no idea this book existed until I found it at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I paid my fifty cents. I am so glad I didn't know of it until then, instead of paying 25 dollars for it.This used to be a series where four girls used a pair of pants as a system of pen-pals as they split up for a few months. The first fifty pages of this book, one of them dies. I threw my book at the wall at this part.My early teens were spent with Bridget, Tibby, C...
  • Aileen
    2011-08-02
    Sisterhood Everlasting picks up on the four girls of the Sisterhood ten years after we left them -- pantless, but still a group. Bridget -- As the book opens, we learn that Bridget lives in San Francisco with Eric, the first and only boyfriend she's ever had. She's still trying to run from life, but as a 29-year old this manifests as making poor Eric move once a month and donating most of their substantial belongings so as to be more freely mobil...
  • Natalie
    2011-11-16
    (audio)Sigh. I don't know where to start, really, with this book. I loved the others, was found of those girls, and have often used them as an example of how young adult literature can be smart and well written. I read that this book was an extension of the young adult books, but for adults. It is and it isn't. I've not read Brashares actual adult novel, so I'm not sure how her writing is there, but this was quite disappointing.First, I don't thi...
  • Crystal Cook
    2011-12-06
    I had a love/hate relationship with the traveling pants books. Mainly because three of the four characters made continuously stupid decisions and it was SO frustrating. But I wanted to read this book anyway because I DID like parts of the series (especially Tibby's character) and I wanted to see what happened to the girls as adults. About twenty five pages into this book I almost stopped reading it because of the HUGE tragedy that I never saw com...
  • J.A. Belfield
    2012-03-15
    To summary this in one paragraph would be impossible. There were a few bits that niggled me (listed in the cons sections below), but due to the fact I believe I am to blame on part for those, for not having read any earlier titles in the series, rather than the author, I decided it would be wrong to hold that against my rating--because once I'd figured out the who's who, the author pretty much had me hooked. See below for more details:What bugged...
  • Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
    2011-05-06
    One of the most heart-wrenching novels I've read all year...the voice of the Sisters is still there, but they've matured into ladies who are still making mistakes and still learning...how to live, how to love, how to deal with grief. I had to put down the novel at one point because I was so upset...but like in life, after the pain comes the learning and the healing and the exquisite beauty of happiness. Thank you, Ann Brashares, for giving us one...
  • Amelie
    2013-09-14
    Im Leben gibt es nur selten Geschichten, die einen so sehr berühren, dass man darüber um 1:52 Uhr vor seinem Laptop sitzt, weil man nicht anders kann, als seinen Gedanken freien Lauf zu lassen. Es sind diese Bücher, die das Lesen lesenswert machen und es sind diese Bücher, die mein Herz schmerzen lassen. Ich kann mich nicht einmal mehr an das letzte Mal erinnern, als mich ein Buch so emotional mitgerissen hat wie "Sisterhood Everlasting" von ...
  • Amanda
    2011-06-18
    I don't expect everyone to give this five stars, or even to understand why I gave it five stars. It's not a masterpiece, nor is it perfectly written. When I read the first sisterhood book 10 years ago I was 20 and a sophomore in college. I still loved YA lit (something that endures today) and I was in love with the book. I truly felt as if I would have been friends with these girls in high school, that they were hilarious and so much like me and ...
  • Rebecca
    2011-02-19
    BAWL! I couldn't put this down. Ann Brashares writes so compellingly about the motivations of different personality types. I identify so strongly with Lena, yet am glad for insight into a character like Bridget.Favorite quotes: "“Nobody could accuse you of being boring” was what he often said when he got that look. And frankly, having somebody like Bridget around was what Eric needed, because he was prone to habits and ruts and he knew it. Wh...
  • Brandy
    2012-03-08
    UPDATE, 3/17: I am DONE DONE DONE. It was, um, everything I expected it to be, for better or worse. Such tragedy and wisdom (what's the phrase for the Wisdom gained by the dying? it's something really obvious that I'm not grabbing) and of COURSE all a woman needs to find fulfillment with her life is to BECOME A MOTHER in some way. Even if she thinks she doesn't want kids. Even if she finds kids annoying. As soon as she's forced to care for one fo...