I finished Monsters and thought, yepp, the final Sisterhood (of the traveling pants) would be a nice change of pace. Happy, colourful and full of light is what I was expecting, and hoping for. Well, was I ever wrong?!
I don't even know how to write about it without giving away the whole plot.
Pretty much, it is set ten years after Forever in Blue (the fourth book). The girls are all off on their own adventures, Tibby is living in Australia (hey, hey, honourary mention for Oz), Carmen is acting, Bee is Bee and Lena is teaching art. Distance has been a big thing for the girls and all are looking forward to a reunion trip to Greece. But not even one happy day can be spent in beautiful Greece. Nope, chapter four (i'm pretty sure) brings a ginormous shock and a hell of a lot of tears! There I was, thinking that I would read a chapter before I went to sleep, but nope! Four chapters and a sore nose later I was laying with my light off asking myself WHY?! I know... again!!! Things slowly (think glacier speed) get a little lighter towards the end of the book, but the tears didn't dry up until probably six chapters (by dry up I mean not cry on every single page) from the end.
As for the writing. Fantastic!!! Anne truly is a talented author, and she transitioned the girls from teenagers to adults perfectly. So many incredible literary techniques and bookorm worthy fangirl moments.
Yeah, thats all I've got. Sorry, still emotionally drained. Need to go watch some Disney movies... I'm thinking Shrek. Yepp, good thinking 99.
Recommended if: You want to know how it all ends (PS. Anne has said that she may write another book in the future)
Not Recommended if: You don't have a full box of tissues on hand