Sisterhood Everlasting and UPDATE!

Oct 16

I know it has been forever and a day since I last updated and I really don’t have a good excuse, but I promise to give a quick update and hope to get back to updating this thing.

First off, I have not stopped reading YA. If you want to see what YA I’ve been reading, check out my new Examiner page:

As you know from my last post Xanga has changed. I have moved my blog to here:

Those places will give you more of a detailed update than I can provide here. :)

Now, on to Sisterhood Everlasting. Ann Brashares wrote four books that take place before this one does that are part of the sisterhood series. I’m not going to talk about those because I read those a while ago while I was still in school and I finished the fifth book recently so that’s the one I want to focus on. Speaking of which, I have another update I almost forgot about! I started a YouTube channel and while it is going to be on a variety of topics, any YA books I write about on this blog that I do a video on will be posted on here. So stay tuned!

OK, so this fifth sisterhood book. It’s about ten years into the girls’ future. They are in their late 20s, but have grown apart. Lena is teaching art in Rhode Island, Carmen is this famous actress in New York about ready to get married to her boyfriend Jones, Bridget lives with Eric in San Francisco and Tibby is in Australia, last anyone heard. The first thing I noticed is on the cover, there are three girls and not four. I knew something was up. You spend a lot of time grieving throughout this novel and wondering what happened to Tibby. Miss Brashares makes it seem that Tibby drowned herself on purpose or something then she sucker punches you when it gets closer to the end of the book and it turns out she had Huntington’s and told no one.

“Sisterhood Everlasting” by Ann Brashares

Each girl goes through her grieving process in her own way, thinking that Tibby simply wasn’t strong enough to go on, having no clue the truth behind her sudden death. Brashares doesn’t hold anything back. You especially see that in Lena. She’s in Greece, crying, not eating and staying in a fight with her sister Effie. Bridget is living with Eric, but becomes so restless she has to travel away from him for a while indefinitely. She finds out she is pregnant and has no idea if she should tell him and how. Then there’s Carmen trying to go about with wedding plans and her big audition while wondering if Jones is really right for her and what’s wrong with her. Every girl is in shock that Tibby is gone. Every girl doesn’t know how life is supposed to go on normally without her.

Ann Brashares knows grief really well. I feel like there’s a little bit of each girl in me, but I’m probably more of a Lena and Carmen than Bridget and Tibby. OK, here’s me talking about the book: