Thursday, July 14, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
Author: Ann Brashares
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: June 2011
Lena: Immerses herself in her painting and an intoxicating summer fling, fearing that the moment she forgets about Kostos will be the moment she sees him again.
Carmen: Falls under the spell of a sophisticated college friend for whom a theatrical role means everything and the heritage of the Pants means nothing.
Bridget: Joins a dig for an ancient city on the coast of Turkey and discovers that her archaeology professor is available in every way except one.
Tibby: Leaves behind someone she loves, wrongly believing he will stay where she has left him.
Join Ann Brashares's beloved sisterhood once again in a dazzling, fearless novel. It's a summer that will forever change the lives of Lena, Carmen, Bee, and Tibby, here and now, past and future, together and apart.
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants: Fourth Summer of the sisterhood by Ann Brashares is a really good read. It is about 4 young women (Bridget, Lena, Tibby, and Carmen) and how they spend their summer after their first year in college. Each girl has an adventure of her own so there are many places the book takes us; New York, Maryland, Greece, and Turkey. These girls have to deal with all the difficulties of finally growing up. All their lives they have been together and now that they are stepping into the real world they need to find ways how to manage and still have the great bond that they’ve had since they were little.
There is a major twist in the end of the book that I never saw coming. You will have to be the judge on whether it's a good twist or not, but I thought that it was well put and really tied in to the story.
Just as a warning, though, if you have not read the first three books in this amazing series (THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, THE SECOND SUMMER OF THE SISTERHOOD, GIRLS IN PANTS) do not read this book until you have read the others. I wouldn't want you to ruin a perfectly good, well-written book!