Hello Ya-Yas! I, sadly, was only just now exposed to this tale. I feel like I'm cheating because I saw the movie before reading the book, which I usually don't do, but I'll read it next, I promise. I completely have a feel-good mood now, seeing those dear ladies who were friends their entire lives. How nice would that be, to really have friends forever? Never growing apart.
Anyway, I hope to be an honorary Ya-Ya, until I graduate and get a fancy name of course :)