Sisterhood Everlasting (2011) This follow-up to the tween-hit Traveling Pants series checks in with the four friends a decade after we last saw them. What starts out as… 2011-06-14 Fiction Random House
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Sisterhood Everlasting (2011)

Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting | THE PANTLESS SISTERHOOD Ann Brashares reveals what happens next to Lena, Carmen, Tibby, and Bridget
THE PANTLESS SISTERHOOD Ann Brashares reveals what happens next to Lena, Carmen, Tibby, and Bridget
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 14, 2011; Writer: Ann Brashares; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Random House

This follow-up to the tween-hit Traveling Pants series checks in with the four friends a decade after we last saw them. What starts out as literary comfort food, however, abruptly takes a devastating turn when tragedy strikes. Pants fans will likely feel betrayed by the author's choice and the dark tone that follows. But push on, and there is a deftly told narrative of finding one's adult self in Sisterhood Everlasting. Ultimately, Brashares plays a little trick with the plot that allows the friends (and readers) their happy ending — and maybe that's okay for a series originally based on a pair of magical jeans. B


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Originally posted Jun 08, 2011 Published in issue #1159 Jun 17, 2011 Order article reprints