Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood – Ann Brashares

ISBN: 9780385729369
Publisher: Delacorte
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 400
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Yes, fourth
Reader’s Annotation: Growing up is tough, and doing it without the support of your best friends is even harder. Join the Sisterhood for one final summer as they realize the truth behind their friendship
Summary: In the fourth and final chapter in the sisterhood saga, the friends realize that the purpose of the pants have changed. When they were younger, the pants acted as a way to stay together. Now, however, apart is the status quo – and the jeans come to be an easy out for the girl who have so much on their plate during their first summer as college freshmen. What this final novel does is create a sense of understanding among all the girls, who have aged so well throughout the series. It is no longer about being together, but rather, about knowing that they will always have a home to go back to amongst themselves. While lives expand and loves change, the girls realize that they will always have each other, no matter the distance. Readers will be sorry to see the conclusion to this series, but will be glad that Brashares remains true to her characters and sets them on a road that seems joyful and plausible for each.