While browsing the Random House summer 2011 catalog, I had to pause on a listing for Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares—what was the fifth “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” book doing in an adult hardcover catalog?
Turns out that Carmen, Tibby, Bridget and Lena are all grown up! In this new book (out June 14), the girls are in their late twenties. Here’s more from the publisher description:
They’ve settled far apart—Bridget in San Francisco, Lena in Providence, Carmen in New York City, and Tibby abroad. In a much-needed attempt to reconnect, Tibby sends them all plane tickets to meet in Santorini, where they share many memories. But when the trip takes an utterly unexpected turn, the sisters must cling together to discover if friendship really can last forever.
The publication of this novel marks the 10th anniversary of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, if you can believe it. The series holds a special place in my heart, as I read the first book at summer camp and my own group of girlfriends saw the movie on the night before our high school graduation. As I transitioned from YA to adult books in high school, I quit reading the series—but maybe I’ll pick up Sisterhood Everlasting for old time’s sake.
Are you a fan of this series? Will you read the first Sisterhood book for grownups?