Book Reviews of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Ya Yas, Bk 2)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Ya Yas, Bk 2)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Ya Yas, Bk 2
Author: Rebecca Wells
ISBN-13: 9780060502256
ISBN-10: 0060502258
Pages: 469
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 464 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A thoroughly enjoyable romp through the lives of 4 lifelong girlfriends Who conspire to help one of their number during her time of crisis. Worth reading twice if you are a southerner.
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Helpful Score: 2
Reading the book made the movie easier to understand for me. The book really is much better than the movie. So, if you liked the movie, I think you'll like the book.
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Helpful Score: 2
It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did I found myself really caring about the characters. There is some real humour in this books, and some very touching moments as well.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved the movie so much, it might have spoiled the book for me. There is just too much flashback that worked fine for the movie but just ruins the continuity of the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite authors. This book is hilarious! Perfect summer read.
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Helpful Score: 1
The author was trying too hard.
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One of the greatest books I thought it was BETTER then the movie
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This is a great, happy read. Loved the movie and loved the book. Great characters!
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Every mother and daughter, and their girlfriends, should read this together!
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I loved it! I thought it was very entertaining, and I couldn't put it down.
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A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between a mother and a daughter.
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Very touching. Much better than the movie.
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Surprisingly good (this coming from someone who tries to avoid "hype" books). Ya-Ya earned the hype, though. If you haven't read this, you should!
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great story about the bond between mother and daughter
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A great summer read. More in-depth than the movie and a pretty quick read. I enjoyed it!
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A classic read for the young girls out there
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Very good book!
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So much better than the movie
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When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a 'tap-dancing child abuser,' the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together. In 1932, Vivi and the Ya-Yas were disqualified from a Shirley Temple Look-Alike Contest for unladylike behavior. Sixty years later, they're 'bucking 70' and still making waves. With passion and a rare gift for language, Rebecca Wells moves from present to past, unraveling Vivi's life, her enduring friendships with the Ya-Yas, and the reverberations on Siddalee. The collective power of the Ya-Yas, each of them totally individual and authentic, permeates this story of a tribe of Louisiana wild women who are impossible to tame.
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Fun chick-lit with fantastic, flawed characters
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Book was much better than the movie! Exellent, fast read!
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I found this to be an interesting story even though I have not read Book 1 of the Ya Yas. It's a very interesting story of four girls who were best friends all their lives. It is sometimes sad, sometimes funny and heartwrenching at times.
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If you are from the south you will love this book. It is funny and witty. I really enjoyed it, I also liked the movie!!
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not good
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If you liked the movie, YOU HAVE GOT TO READ THE BOOK !
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An excellent book.
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The characters were enjoyable (except, oddly, Sidda, who I thought was kind of boring), but the present-time story seemed to drag. I loved the stories of the past about the Ya-Ya's but Siddalee's storyline was a snooze fest for me.
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If you loved the movie.....you will enjoy the book even more. Lots more details...as is usual with books made into movies.
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I finally read this book a few months ago, after seeing the movie several times. As usual, the book was much better than the movie.
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I liked this book for the most part, but I was expecting something a little more comedic. While there are some laugh-out-loud moments, the elements of child neglect, depression, etc. set a more serious tone. In all, a good read. Great for beach reading!
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Rebecca Wells is an amazing author. This is a definate must read for every woman.
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Just like the movie.
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my wife and mom thought this was a great read
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Very good and entertaining read about a daughter's journey into understanding about her mother.
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I love anything by Rebecca Wells.
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This is movie cover so you know.
A great book, celebrates the not so "typical" woman, but ones with strong bonds. Share it with your mom!
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When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a 'tap-dancing child abuser,' the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together. In 1932, Vivi and the Ya-Yas were disqualified from a Shirley Temple Look-Alike Contest for unladylike behavior. Sixty years later, they're 'bucking 70' and still making waves. With passion and a rare gift for language, Rebecca Wells moves from present to past, unraveling Vivi's life, her enduring friendships with the Ya-Yas, and the reverberations on Siddalee. The collective power of the Ya-Yas, each of them totally individual and authentic, permeates this story of a tribe of Louisiana wild women who are impossible to tame.
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This is the verson with the movie cover on it. WIth a big sun flower and small photos of the cast from the movie on the front cover. Other than that it is the same book as the one pictured just a different cover.
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I had to read it, because of the hype. It was much better than I expected, not being a fan of "chick lit."
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Wonderful book, great movie
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Entertaining and funny book women (or men who like books about women) of all ages will enjoy. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says: "A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of 3 generations of crazy bayou debutantes trying to survive marriage, motherhood, and pain, relying always on their love for eachother... A novel of wide reach and lots of colors: fun in a breathless sort of way"
I liked it.
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If you've only seen the movie, you don't know the whole story! The original novel of the trials and joys of a mother and daughter and the bonds of friendship.
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A good read, although disturbing at times. A reflection on a better time, with a dark underbelly.
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Wonderful book!! The movie doesn't do it justice.
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I thought it was much better then the movie!
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A great collection of charactors . Interesting especially for a mother who has daughters to read.
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A look at the lives of four friends through childhood, marriage, and motherhood.
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A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between a mother and a daughter. This novel has been made into a movie by Warner Bros Pictures starring Ashley Judd, James Garner and others.
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One of my favorite books! I have read and re-read this book several times, the movie just does not do it justice!
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Alternately entertaining and touching, this is a well written story that should not be considered mere chick lit. Excellent portrayal of the trouble mother-daughter relationship and the problem of coming to terms with imperfection. Well written with vivid characters.
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I loved this book so much I had to read it twice.
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Loved the book. So much better than the movie, and wonderfully funny.
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Read this a few years ago, and really enjoyed it.
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A great book. VEry touching.
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One of my all time favorite books.
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When Siddalee, eldest daughter of Vivi is interviewed about a hit play she has directed, her mother is described as a "tap-dancing child abuser". Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda - devastating her daughter who postpones her wedding and puts her life on hold until she is granted forgiveness.
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I have not read this...The print was too small for these old eyes to read.