The Bottom Line
- Ya-Yas in Bloom brings back beloved voices from past Ya-Ya books
- Fun snippets of Ya-Ya life, friendship and love
- Well written and easy to read
- Ya-Yas in Bloom doesn't have one strong plot; more like vignettes
- Not as strong as Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
- Vignettes describing more about the Ya-Yas and their offspring
- Wells' sweet, Southern voice
- This Ya-Ya book does not delve into the dark sides of the Ya-Yas lives as much as the previous books
- A fun book about friendship that spans decades
Guide Review - Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells - Book Review
Ya-Yas in Bloom traces the roots of the Ya-Yas friendships, recounting how they met each other. After these initial chapters on their early friendship, Ya-Yas in Bloom gives little stories about life in Thornton, LA from the 1960s through the 1990s. The stories are told from different perspectives, and two new characters are introduced. Toward the end of the book, there are a series of chapters that have a more connected plot and that are suspenseful.
Ya-Yas in Bloom is an enjoyable read, thanks in large part of Wells' writing. Wells creates strong, complex characters and writes in a believable, Southern voice. Even on their own, each snippet of life the Wells' writes about is interesting. Ya-Yas in Bloom is a great book for women, and definitely one you will want to share with your best friend.