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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Enjoyable read

The companion of "Little Altars Everywhere," this book takes the vantage of the adult Sidda. Although she's become successful on the outside, the inside still trembles at the damage inflicted by her mother Vivi while growing up.
In an attempt to help her daughter under...
The companion of "Little Altars Everywhere," this book takes the vantage of the adult Sidda. Although she's become successful on the outside, the inside still trembles at the damage inflicted by her mother Vivi while growing up.
In an attempt to help her daughter understand - and possibly restore their terribly damaged relationship - Vivi sends Sidda a scrapbook filled with "Ya-Ya-rabilia." As Sidda flips through the book and examines each item, the voices of Vivi and the other Ya-Yas explain the context which the item represents. Quickly, Sidda realizes that her mother was once young and full of hopes, which were dashed by her dour parents and a tragic death.
If you aren't a big fan of flashbacks, this might not be the book for you. However, Wells seems to do a good job, moving seamlessly from past to present and back. I highly recommend giving it a try!

posted by BANCHEE_READS on September 13, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Down with Ya-Yas

Warning: DO NOT BECOME A YA-YA! This book is filled with selfish, feeble, alcoholic women. THESE ARE NOT ROLE MODELS!!! Do NOT read this novel! Suburban women of America: consider yourself warned.

posted by Anonymous on January 4, 2000

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    Boring

    I would compare this to a B grade movie. The characters and relationships didn't feel true to life or compelling in the least. I won't read another book by this author.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    Disappointing compared to Little Altars Everywhere

    I was amazed at Little Altars Everywhere and was very excited about reading the subsequent story. I couldn't believe how different the 'Ya-Ya Sisterhood' was. It completely white-washed the first story and was pretty disappointing. Definitely the worst sequel I've ever read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2003

    Not so great

    My girlfriends recommended this book to me. Frankly I found the book lacking overall. The writing style is nothing special and so is the story line. The author seems to just scratch the surface of the meaningful moments while overdramatizing others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2002

    Not What Everyone Says That It Is

    I was very excited to read this book; however, it developes SO SLOWLY. It took me forever to get through the first 40 pages, and I finally quit reading it because I couldn't get into it. I kept waiting for the story to start, and it never did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2002

    Ya-Ya Good to Ya-wn, Boring!

    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood started out as an interesting & entertaining read. Initially, I found I didn't want to put the book down; however, toward the middle of the book, I had to force myself to continue reading. I think this book had the potential to be really good, but upon completion, I had become disappointed & disenchanted with it. The true value of a book is realized when upon completion of reading, you feel like the characters truly came to life & you will miss them, then you have completed a great book . . . this didn't happen in 'Ya-Ya Sisterhood!' I was relieved to finally finish reading it! I pray the movie is better!

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    Posted August 26, 2011

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    Posted September 7, 2010

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