I’m back again with yet another book review. Yes, my intensity for reading and catching up on my Goodreads goal has been rather intense in the past couple of posts, but I’m glad that it’s happening. I am official finished with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series with this review. If you want to read my other reviews on the series you can read them here and here. This is the final book in the main series although there are a few books that are off shots that Ann Brashares also wrote that involve sisterhood and friendships as well.
The last book of the series is marketed as an adult book simply because it takes place 10 years later and the characters are now just about to hit 30 and have learned to swear. Here’s a quick summary of the book with no spoilers:
It has been 10 years since we last caught up with the Sisterhood. The Traveling Pants were never found, but that’s okay. The Sisterhood spent a good 6 months living together after college in a New York apartment and then parted ways because life came at them rather quickly. Carmen is a supporting actress on a tv show with a douche boyfriend, Lena is a art professor at the college where she got her degree. Bridget is wandering through life in San Francisco with Eric, who still loves her all the same. Tibby is still with Brian and last we hear she is living in Australia. Each of the girls feels dramatically alone and can’t seem to make the time to bridge the distance until one day Tibby sends them plane tickets to Greece to relive their fateful trip from 10 years ago. Before the trip even really takes off tragedy strikes and the group is left with the feeling of what to do.
To be honest aside from the twist in the book, I thought that book was rather bland and uneventful. I felt that in some ways I was reliving the same problems that came up in the final book of the original series. I also felt as if the characters never grew up and didn’t deal with their problems very well. Overall, though I do adore the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares I would give this novel a hard pass. It would just be easier to imagine Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget living their lives as grownups rather than read this novel.
Let me know if you have read this novel or any of the other books in this series and what you thought of it. Would you recommend revisiting any of your favorite series? Hope to see you soon in another post.