Read Common Sense Media’s Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood review, age rating, and parents guide. Ann Brashares · Friendship; Save This friendship fiction book, Forever in Blue, is written by Ann Brashires. : Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) (): Ann Brashares: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. Ann Brashares has created a wonderful, heartfelt series for teens (and adults) around a pair of pants. In her breakout.
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Return to Wnn Page. Preview — Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares. With unraveled embroidery and fraying hems, the Traveling Pants are back for one last, glorious summer. 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.
Falls under the spell of a sophisticated college friend for whom a theatrical role means everything an With unraveled embroidery and fraying hems, the Traveling Pants are back for one last, glorious summer.
Falls under the spell of a sophisticated college friend for whom a theatrical role means everything and the heritage brahares the Pants means nothing. 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.
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.
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It’s a summer that will forever change the lives of Lena, Carmen, Bee, and Anj, here and now, past and future, together and apart. Hardcoverpages. United States of America. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Forever in Blueplease sign up.
Maybe I missed it, but what happened to Winthrop from the end of the last book and beginning of this? Caterina Iapicco Carmen says that when she went back to school she met up with him a couple times but she was so insecure in herself from being depressed and anxious …more Carmen says that when she went back to school brasharees met up with him a couple times but she was so insecure in herself from being depressed and anxious at school that she did not bother making plans with him again.
Basically she didn’t feel good enough to date him anymore. See all 3 questions about Forever in Blue….
Lists with This Book. Jul 14, Trina Between Chapters rated it liked it Shelves: I did really enjoy the depth to the characters in this forsver. I feel as though the writing has grown a lot since the first book. I maybe connected with each character the most this time around. BUT, I thought this book contained soooo many overdone tropes.
And they were so transparent and flimsy! I was so irritated with Bridget’s choices that seemed to stem from nothing more than boredom.
Not all 30 year olds with families are looking to cheat, I wish that books would stop portraying marriage this way! But what I have really mixed feelings on was a scene with Tibby. She knew she did. And then in a momentsimple and pure, they were together in a way they hadn’t been before. Please show me the part where she said yes. Because I saw her say she wasn’t sure and then it was happening. Love does not equal consent.
Are we supposed to read between the lines and assume more dialogue happened that wasn’t shown? Or that more consensual actions happened that weren’t described? Part of me thinks, but they were in a loving relationship and it doesn’t even cross her mind if it was rape or not, so no big deal.
But the other part of me knows that people are assaulted by someone they know or are romantically involved with way too often and the law doesn’t exclude relationships and even marriages from sex crimes.
Honestly, I’m frustrated in myself for continually getting caught up in this kind of crap with books, but I’m even more mad that books keep blurring the lines like this. I know, I know. I don’t think this was intentional, but I point this type of thing out because this is something I would use to start a discussion with kids if I had them, and what I wish adults had discussed with me when I was younger.
As always, I connected the most to Lena. Ha … not that I would ever do what she did with Leo. It was nice remembering that feeling and re-connecting with these characters. I guess the Traveling Pants series couldn’t go on forever, especially once the girls started growing up and starting college.
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
The collection of memories in the way of scribbles, patches and whatnot on the pants seemed like a cool 3D scrapbook. It reminded me of a journal that 3 other high school I guess the Traveling Pants series couldn’t go on forever, especially once the girls started growing up and starting college. It reminded me of a journal that 3 other high school friends and I would trade amongst each other, taking turns to write in it between class periods and homework. We actually had 2 versions of this journal, one started earlier by another friend and returned to her and the other later, me.
When I go through the journal that I have, I wish we had treated it a braxhares more like a scrapbook with magazine clippings and photos to preserve more of the visual culture from back then. In any case, going back to the book It was definitely more adult than young compared to the previous 3 books, dealing with identity, boundaries, and premarital sex. But I think Brashares tried too hard to make the book relevant to contemporary teen themes that I felt like I was reading a book version of Seventeen.
The writing still remained effortless and enjoyable but honestly, I was disappointed with it being as the ending, and the actual ending felt too innocent to reflect the recently past events. However, the movie version may be more fitting for the story since the girls are and look older than their book age. Nov 03, Rebecca rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I enjoyed this last book in the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series.
It wasn’t quite as un-put-down-able as the first three books, and it had a different sort of feel, which I think makes sense, because the four girls are older, in college, and pulling away from their joined-at-the-hip friendships forevee younger lives.
At times, it was annoying brashards many questions were asked in this book I enjoyed this last book in the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series. Foorever times, it was annoying how many questions were asked in this book: It’s close to reality, but it bothered me slightly while I was reading.
Maybe that’s because I am always asking questions in my own head!! Also, although the girls were apart for longer than ever before, the inclusion of the Pants started to seem forced.
And that turned out to be the lesson the girls learned, as well: But we knew that all along, right? That was what she wanted to know. But when she thought about it logically, she knew: It wasn’t brasjares the answer that had changed, it was the question.
What was home anymore? Forevrr counted as the status quo? Home was a time and it had passed. You loved in exact response to how much they were willing to love you.
My re-read of the series continues this time on audio Oct Nov 1, Lena: After four books of Lena being either in love with or heartbroken over Kostos, I would’ve thought that I would be sick to death of it. And in some ways I was I mean, we get it already but the fact is, I always liked Kostos and felt bad for the position he amn himself in. While it was nice to see Lena finally make My re-read of the series continues this time on audio While it was nice to see Lena finally make an effort to move forward I still felt for Kostos after the way she treated him during his surprise visit.
And the way things were left at the end I like that the door was still open for the future but I’d hoped for more. I was so pleased with Bridget in the second and third books. It seemed like she had grown up a lot and was making smarter decisions. But here we aann in the fourth book and she’s bblue back to her reckless behavior. Her relationship with Peter while in Turkey was so ill-advised and I wanted to shake brashades both.
It smacked of Bridget from 3 years ago and felt like a big step backwards for her. Brzshares always said that Tibby was my favorite of the four girls but My re-read of the series has made me wonder how I ever could have thought that. Her inclination through every book has been to push him away or treat him poorly – like some object she could pick up and put down at will, knowing she could always come back to it when she felt like it.
And naturally Brian is supposed to be standing by just waiting for Tibby. In book two she shut him out after Katherine’s accident.
In book i she dropped him in favor of some new fake friends. She really pushed it this time and Brasharse found myself wishing Brian nrashares finally tell her to take a hike. By this point I was completely over Tibby’s mean girl forevver when it came to Brian. Carmen has always been my least favorite character because she’s usually blye bratty but she anh up being the one I related to wnn in this one.
Carmen’s unbalanced relationship with a frenemy when she’s at her most vulnerable actually had me pulling for her.