“Where there is nothing, there is the possibility for everything. When you live nowhere, you live everywhere.”
I keep coming back to the Sisterhood, I just can't get enough of these girls, well, young women at this point. I love how the books grow up with the girls, or girls grow up with the books - whichever way you want to put it, really.
I know I've said this in the review of previous Sisterhood book, but I do not like young adult contemporary books about coming of age. And yet, I love this series, and will probably reread these books in the future.
In every book I always pick my most favorite girl (I can't even say character, they are all just girls to me. My girls, because that's how you feel after you've spent a couple of books with them) and a least favorite girl. Throughout the books I always identify best with Lena, but Bee is always close second. In this book Bee's story was the best one for me personally, I even teared up a few times (I tear up or straight up cry in each of these books, so that's not a surprise). What was a surprise is that Carmen was my second favorite this time, and usually she and Tibby rival each other for who I can hate the most. Not hate really, but just be annoyed by. Forever in Blue is no exception,and probably for four books in a row now, Tibby is my least favorite (or second to least favorite). Tibby is always, always at the bottom for me.
“Why not celebrate what you had had rather than spend your time mourning its passing? There
could be joy in things that ended.”
What I love the most about these books is not even how girls are all beautifully imperfect, but how relatable they are in their imperfectness. Sure, the situations they find themselves in are often a bit too ridiculous to feel like real life, but the emotions they feel are so true.
In other ya contemporary books I often find myself being annoyed at characters making stupid, stupid, stupid decisions. In Sisterhood books I see myself in their decisions. They are still stupid, but they are also true and they are things that I've done and lived through before. I believe that this is the reason these books are so relatable and so moving. The emotions are so true that we can't help but identify at least with one of the girls at any given time in the book. Lena, Bee, Tibby and Carmen are me, and I am them.
I believe that this is considered a conclusion of the books, although there are two more after this one. Technically. There is a book with different characters (Three Willows 4.5, which I own and will read, but I don't know how I feel about that) and Sisterhood Everlasting (which I am really scared to read as they all will be grown ups.
“She had that frustrating dreamlike confusion of racking her brain for the answer then forgetting what the question was. There was a question, wasn't there?”