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Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood Series Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Ann Brashares
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Book Description

With unraveled embroidery and fraying hems, the Traveling Pants are back for one last, glorious summer.

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.


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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Ann Brashares 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.

Happy reading,

Ann


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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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  • File Size: 3027 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press; Reprint edition (January 9, 2007)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000QCTOMM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,334 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you are not familiar with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, this is the last book in the series where four real close friends travel far away from each other but share one thing in common. They can all fit into these pants that look wonderful on each of them. This last book takes place after their first year of college and all of them face the fact that they are changing and what used to be home can no longer be called home.

The scenario of this book goes like this:
Bridget (the beautiful blonde, athletic type) goes to Turkey kind of randomly particpates in this dig. She finds that she loves to dig but also realizes that she makes the same mistake over and over. See she has this really great boyfriend Eric who also made plans for the entire summer. She was upset that they wouldn't be seeing each other and started to forget about him thinking she didn't love him anymore. What will Bridget learn about love in the end? Will she learn the hard way or the easy way?

Carmen (confident latina girl) has not been herself for a whole year, she has become invisible. Carmen somehow lost who she was and has been hiding behind Julia this popular actress who is a bad friend if you ask me. Carmen excludes herself from her friends and follows Julia to a drama camp, she isn't into acting but want to be with Julia and build sets. Carmen learns that friends are not supposed be happy when you are sad.

Tibby (timid and fragile) is invovled with a great guy named Brian. Because they love each other so much they took the relationship to the next level. Tibby freaks out because she might be pregnant. She becomes resentful towards Brian and pushes him away thinking that she never really loved him. What is the fate of Tibby and Brian? What does Tibby learn?
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying final installment of the series January 10, 2007
Format:Hardcover
If you've read the other three books in this series, you're going to love this installment. If you haven't, read those first three books and then check this out.

Forever in Blue has the four girls fresh out of their first year of college, and a lot has changed. Carmen hasn't found her niche in life yet and feels like she doesn't belong to anything, so she's doing her best to avoid the other three seemingly successful girls and instead goes to a theater camp with a college friend, to work on sets instead of act. Tibby is taking a summer class at her college and is still in love with Brian... until a pregnancy scare makes her hide. Lena is in an art class, lusting after the first guy she's been interested in since Kostos. And Bee is in Turkey, doing an archaeological dig and becoming closer and closer friends with a young professor there (nevermind that she has a boyfriend and he's married!).

While this book deals with more mature and adult themes than the first three, it is no less charming. The author writes beautifully and manages to include numerous thought-provoking statements that are easy to relate to. You will feel yourself being pulled into the novel, unable to stop reading.

The ending of this novel is more satisfying than those in the past have been, likely because this is the last one and readers want to know what happens in the future. Most loose ends are tied up nicely, and the few that aren't are hinted at so you are able to draw your own conclusion. I highly recommend this book for those of you who have ever spent time reading about Tibby, Bee, Lena, and Carmen - you won't be disappointed. I can't wait to reread it myself.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars rather mediocre January 23, 2007
By Kori
Format:Hardcover
This was, in my opinion, the most mediocre book in this series. It wasn't bad, but it just wasn't as amazing as the others. I felt sad during the entire book, because all of the girls exept Bridget were depressed or making stupid choices. The others made me laugh, cheer, and be happy, in addition to the sad and moving parts. The second book is by far my favorite, because it rings the most true to the characters portrayed in the first one. This one failed to do that.

Tibby: Her part of the book, while massively annoying, was pretty close to her normal character, since she has freaked out and avoided things through all four books.

Carmen: I didn't mind her part of the book, but it was relatively boring. She didn't seem like the same firey Carmen that I felt that I had the most in common with out of the girls. She seemed weak and lazy, which depressed me because instead of standing up for herself, she just let Julia walk all over her.

Bridget: She was actually in character, and I was entirely interested in her part of the book. She has been the only girl who has stayed true to the character in all four books. I really have nothing in common with her (her being outgoing, blonde, and hot) but I think she is my favorite character, because it was awesome to watch her grow throughout the books.

Lena: She was entirely out of character. I mean, she was so shy about looking at Leo's painting in the beginning of the book, but then she doesn't seem to have much problem taking off all her clothes in front of him, nor sleeping with him. That is SO not Lena. And may I re-state what others have said... where was Paul? I really liked him, and I think that he should definitely have been in this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Not The End
My Favorite of the SisterHood! So sad it had to end!

AH! So Excited! I just realized that there is a sequel to this one! I need to get my hands on one.
Published 2 months ago by Selena#1
5.0 out of 5 stars Together and apart
So: having finished "Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood," I've come to the end of Ann Brashares's "Traveling Pants" tetralogy. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Aletheia Knights
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great series of books for a young girl.
Published 3 months ago by tara
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book, I would recommend this book for middle school girls.
Published 3 months ago by Elia Dewey
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the others
My niece and I had read the 1st three together so we read the forth. The girls are growing up and having more grown up problems &relationships. As good as the others.
Published 4 months ago by Aunt Deb
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Was sent the wrong book.
Published 5 months ago by Wendy Fornols
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite
I love all of these books. I love the idea of trying to stick together as friends. And it's all because of a pair of pants.
Published 11 months ago by nina oday
2.0 out of 5 stars Eh
I read this entire series and it was great until the l
3rd and 4th books. They were boring and had no real problem. The problems were innapropriate for tweens/young teens. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Elizabeth Henrici
5.0 out of 5 stars Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Forever in Blue audio book
I have read all the books in this series and love them all. Hated to see the story of the girls end.
Published 18 months ago by marie kulawinski
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story but not riviting
This was a good story but not the kind I just couldn't put down. This was my first read by this author.
Published 18 months ago by butterflies9
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Ann Brashares is the bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, Forever in Blue, The Last Summer (of You and Me), and My Name is Memory.


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Will there be another movie
In the movie,the girls were 16 years old already. I don't think there will be another movie.
Jan 3, 2007 by c623 |  See all 9 posts
What on earth....?
I wondered that as well. Lena certainly doesn't have the resolution i expected for her, making her previous emotional attachments seem stupid and pointless. Bridget reverts to making stupid choices like in Book 1. Win is not even mentioned, I don't think. Tibby and Brian go through ups and downs... Read More
Sep 20, 2007 by Sara E. James |  See all 3 posts
Where is Win?
Also, what was with Carmen's huge depression? Why was she willing to subject herself to friend abuse? When did she get control over her Latin temper? What about her step family? Arrgghh
Jan 30, 2007 by K. Aley |  See all 3 posts
why is bridget going for a new guy
Maybe... I think that too, but hopefully she doesn't go as nuts as she did in the first book... Brashares hasn't disappointed us yet.
Sep 30, 2006 by magsbord |  See all 15 posts
WHAT HAPPENED TO ERICK!
If Bridget has an affair with a married prof, I'm gonna be mad.
Jan 6, 2007 by Katherine |  See all 6 posts
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