has created a wonderful, heartfelt series for teens (and adults) around a pair of pants. In her breakout bestseller, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
, Brashares introduced readers to four girls, Lena, Bridget, Carmen, and Tibby, and to the magical pair of jeans that fit them all perfectly, and inspired them to live their young lives to the fullest. Forever in Blue
, the fourth and final novel in the series, promises a dazzling finale--one "last glorious summer" for the four girls, and their fans. See a note from author Ann Brashares, below.--Daphne Durham
A Note from Ann Brashares
December 1, 2006
Dear Amazon Reader,
Well, here we are together again. If you are getting ready to read the fourth book, Forever in Blue
, that means we've probably spent some time together. I hope you've enjoyed it. I know I have.
We don't know each other and we may never get to meet, but I feel like we are connected nonetheless. We've spent time with four fictional girls together. We've puzzled over their lives and their choices. We've rooted for them and sometimes felt annoyed by them. We've shared some hopes for them, I think, and in the process for ourselves.
So thank you for being part of the sisterhood with me. I have really appreciated your company along the way.
Spend Time with the Sisterhood
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up-Forever in Blue
(Delacorte, 2007), Ann Brashares' fourth excursion into the world of the Traveling Pants, is crisp and unexpectedly poignant at times, dealing with issues relevant to teens. Tibby has a pregnancy scare and pushes her long-time boyfriend away. Lena makes a definite break with Kostas and spreads her wings both metaphorically and physically with a fellow art student. Bridget contemplates a fling with a married professor and works on drawing her estranged family into her life. Carmen attends theater camp and lands a plum role. The girls have only phone calls, e-mails, and the Traveling Pants to tie them together, until Lena's sister loses the Pants in Greece. The crisis brings them all together. They finally realize that the Pants are not really important. The narration is performed splendidly by Angela Goethals, who perfectly voices Tibby's numbness, Lena's newfound confidence, Bridget's confusion, and Carmen's despondence. Sure to be wildly popular in both school and public libraries, but as both Tibby and Lena take the bold step of losing their virginity (without graphic descriptions), this installment is appropriate for more mature listeners.–Charli Osborne, Oxford Public Library, Oxford, MI
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