Fans of Brashares young adult series will definitely want to pick this up – but I’m not sure that they’ll all be happy with it. There are difficult moments and all of the girls (now almost 30) are dealing with different combinations of success and problems. There were a few plot points that felt a little clunky, making this not a great book, but one that will definitely pull in fans.
I wouldn’t give this to younger fans of the original series, but older teens and up – not so much because there’s anything that would be inappropriate, but because the issues the characters are dealing with are slightly more adult. There’s also a definite tear-jerker factor, although it didn’t hit me very hard.