The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson is set in Chicago, Illinois in 2002. The prayer group of the title is a diverse group of women thrown together to pray during the Chicago Women's Conference. While at the conference, one of the women receives an emergency phone call from home. The other ladies spend the whole night covering the emergency in prayer. At the end of the conference the women decide to call themselves the "Yada Yada Prayer Group." They promise to stay in touch by email. After a few weeks of emailing, they decide they should start meeting in person again. Each time they meet, a new twist is added to the story as the women share their own personal problems with the group.
This is an easy read because it is a story that has several twists. There were times I could not put the book down. I had to keep reading to find out what happens.
This book is available in the Matthews Public Library in the Young Adult Fiction section, located at call number YA/LP/Fic/Jac. It is also available upon request from Annville Free Library, Myerstown Community Library, and Palmyra Public Library.
--Reviewed by Ms. Kathy