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My Sweet Audrina (Audrina #1)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  19,018 Ratings  ·  812 Reviews
V.C. Andrews has enthralled millions with her suspenseful, gothic family sagas, including the bestselling Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in the Attic. Now, one of her strangest, most beloved classics My Sweet Audrina—a haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love—is soon to be a major Lifetime movie even ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Simon Pulse (first published 1982)
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Khanh (the Grinch)
If ever there was a "guilty pleasure" sort of book, V.C. Andrews is it. I read all her shit when I was little, and I am not ashamed.
Kristin Myrtle
Now this is a fucking story! And sooooo elegantly written. V.C. Andrews (and this is the real V.C. Andrews, not some second rate ghost-writer, writing? riding her coattails) had enormous talent. Holy crap can she weave a tangled web! This is the story of Audrina Adare a young girl with memories like "swiss cheese." A young girl haunted by the ever-present spectre of her deceased older sister, also named Audrina. This is pure soap opera melodrama and this is Andrews' niche, her expertise. She exc ...more
Neva
Nov 16, 2007 Neva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adele
Recommended to Neva by: girls in my 5th grade class
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Josh
Jul 03, 2011 Josh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
By the time Audrina sexed her husband on the grave of her dead sister after beating him for two whole pages, a tear in my eye began to form as I realized just how brilliant V.C. Andrews was.

Mind control, dead babies, three deaths from falls on the same friggin' staircase, suicide, a retarded girl obsessed with prisms, gang rape, some seriously disturbing & pseudo-incestuous father/daughter loving, a former ice skater with no legs who happens to be a dead ringer for Liz Taylor, insider tradin
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Luthien
Jul 04, 2007 Luthien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LOL! I can hardly hold my head up from the shame of giving this one 4 stars, but everyone is entitled to a guilty pleasure, and when I was in high school, V.C. Andrews was mine. I love this one because it's so different from her other works, and I'm fairly certain it was one of the last novels she actually wrote herself (the latest series are written by a posthumous ghost writer). It's a great "lying on the beach," trashy summer read.
Mizuki
Dec 18, 2016 Mizuki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh My Goodness! A friend told me there is a TV movie for this book!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUkdc...

Oh My Goodness! Today I discovered one more creepy fact related to My Sweet Audrina! If you don't know what I'm saying you can look it up here: Top 5 Strangest Missing Person Cases Ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVyQn...

Thoughts after reading:

Hey guys, if you liked Gothic romance+melodramas+good writing+creepiness as much as I do, then V. C. Andrews is your woman and My Sweet Audri
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Julie
Aug 02, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews is a 2016 Pocket Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher as an XOXpert, the official street team of XOXO After Dark.

Many rabid fans of V.C Andrews describe these books as a guilty pleasure, gobbling them up at the speed of light and sound. Recently, with all the renewed interest in these books, I became curious about what is was that made these books so popular and what was the secret to their longevity.


As a teen I read ‘Flowers i
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Loren
Aug 21, 2007 Loren rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Carrie
Jul 20, 2016 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audrina feels like she is always going to live in the shadow of her sister that died before she was born. Audrina was even named after her departed sibling that she never knew. Her family doesn't hesitate to tell her every day just how special the first Audrina was, how beautiful and full of life.

Living in her family's mansion cut off from society with her parents, aunt and a cousin that torments her at every turn Audrina begins to question her own sanity even at a young age. But with all the s
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Michelle Arrow
*4.5 star rating*

Wow. Just wow.


This was the most psychologically messed up, mind-fucking book that I've ever read. We all know that V.C. Andrews has quite a habit of messing with our minds, but this book has taken her "talent" to a whole other level.

My brain:



When finishing this 400+ paged book, I just couldn't believe my eyes on how the heck did Andrews do this. Her mysteries are always so out of the blue and we never end up expecting the plot twists (especially in the end). It's so fa
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Heather *live on coffee & flowers*
"I was giving you freedom and not once did you thank me. Not once."

Buddy read with the amazing Nenia!

I'd read this before as a young teenager and carried it (along with all my other V.C. Andrews books) with me through several moves. Yet I somehow retained absolutely no memory of the story.

Which is probably a good thing, as there are twists and turns galore in this book, and I delighted in just about every single one. This was seriously like a soap opera. Only quite bleak at times.

"It's you I
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Amber
Oh my god. Have you ever read anything by VC Andrews? If you haven't you need to start. These books are like romance novels for teenagers, but filthier. I mean, having never read a real romance novel, I guess I wouldn't know, but do they have a lot of incest and puberty talk? I am pretty sure they don't. I read this forever ago, after reading the Flowers In the Attic series and I just remember thinking like, "This is the most intense book I have ever read. Or probably will ever read." And I thin ...more
Mitch
Jul 14, 2011 Mitch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so some people may see my 5 star review for "My Sweet Audrina" by V.C. Andrews and think: "really???? 5 stars???" And well, this isn't a masterpiece classic that will go down in the ages, but I do think it is a page-turner and is full of plain ole' good entertainment. This is why it earned 5 stars.

The following may or may not contain spoilers:

Audrina is a young girl who lives in a big, dark mansion in the middle of the woods with her handsome yet overbearing father Damian, her beautiful but
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Rebecca McNutt
My Sweet Audrina uses disturbing, dark and twisted gothic content for shock value more than anything else. I found the majority of this book extremely boring.
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
Re-reading novels of childhood is a mixed bag. It's wondrous to revisit old books, similar to finding long-lost friends again, rekindling love once felt...but there's always the small chance you've changed enough not to feel the emotion you did before. Sadly that happened to me in this case, which in a small way makes me regret reading it, although if I got to rewind time I'd do the same thing.

I found myself drooling over the second half with as much relish as I likely did when I was a kid, but
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Bill Khaemba
Dec 24, 2015 Bill Khaemba rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


I consider myself an easy to please reader so when a book makes me feel angry you know its really bad.....

Honestly, I couldn't with this book... I f#%! D.N.F it..... Honestly!!!! I feel bad for even purchasing this book thinking it was "Horrific and Creepy" but the only thing horrific about this book is the fact that it was published.



The characters were not even flawed,they were just so tedious and stupid. I was into the main character at first but she took a tumble really fast.... They were som
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Millie
Jul 18, 2007 Millie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shameful
The only Virginia Andrews book that didn't spawn a bloated series of sequels. I read this one when I was nine, shortly after her first book - Flowers In The Attic. I'm not sure why she never wrote a followup to this - it's not like the themes were any different to those in any of her other books - incest, secrets, false identity, tragic accidents and dead babies. I think My Sweet Audrina is the best of Andrews' vast (although of course these days none of it is written by her. I believe the first ...more
Anne
There is much shame in giving this 5 stars - but please know that it's b/c I have fond nostalgia for the time in my life when I read this, not for the quality of writing or depth of story telling. Read during my early teen years, I was shocked, addicted, horrified, and utterly sucked in by this story. We were on vacation one summer & my mom was reading this book (amongst several others at the time). Apparently my dad picked it up from the table in our condo & began reading before she cou ...more
Paloma Meir
Jun 18, 2015 Paloma Meir rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story was as crazy as I remembered it, even crazier. Rest in Peace Ms. Andrews. You are missed.
Tami
Feb 17, 2014 Tami rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
We can all agree Virginia Andrews was one twisted lady. Writing in such a way about perverse families made me think she must've had one herself or she simply enjoyed sharing her kinky side with the rest of the world.
Matt
Nov 29, 2007 Matt rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cybil
Yeah, I read my sister's VC Andrews books. Jealous?

This one was probably the creepiest VC Andrews I read. All I remember about this book is that there was an identity crisis and sex in mud.
Ana  Lourenço
Apr 21, 2015 Ana Lourenço rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2015
What a story!

Now, you see, I'm the type of person who will read whatever I want even if the book is considered to be the shittiest book ever written ( I read twillight and...*gasps* I liked it). Not totally the case of V.C Andrews books but truth be told, all of her books have a reputation. And not a particularly good one.

But then again, I don't care. I will read what I feel like reading and if my instinct leads me more towards melodramas and Nora Roberts books, so be it. I despise book elitists
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Sarah
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Joshua
What the hell.

I may change my rating, because 4 stars is a bit gracious for this bloated, dramatic and trashy waste of ink and dead tree…
But I couldn't put it down.

I have to admit, (the real) Virginia Andrews writes gothic themed soap operas full of lies and betrayal, exceptionally well. As ridiculous as this book can be, it made me respect her as a writer a lot more. The atmosphere is beautifully dark and the enviremont is well written, Andrews knows what she's doing when it comes to "family s
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Trixie Fontaine
Impossible for me to rate a book like this. For some reason I never read this one when I was a kid. It was fun to pick it up now as an adult and get that old dark feeling like with Flowers in the Attic. I didn't like it as much as those books, but there was something special BEYOND the laughable stuff about the real V.C. Andrews work. I guess it's the feeling you get from reading a cheaper seventies version of Southern Gothic - tawdry, grotesque, class-conscious, freakish . . . all with a silly ...more
Brianne
Jan 02, 2008 Brianne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: twisted folks like me
This was my favorite VC Andrews book when I was younger but I read it as an adult and found it to be, well, just as dirty as it ever was. That sort of thing was interesting to me when I was younger because I wasn't warped back then. Of course, now I am all worldly and this sort of soap opera has lost all its luster. But I do have some sentimental fondness for it since it was the one book my friends and I would sneak and pass back and forth to each other. Oh, and read the dirty parts to each othe ...more
Maria Elmvang
I first read this 7 years ago, and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, it is not one of those books that gets better with time. A lot of things in it annoys me. It starts out fascinating by describing a girl who has no sense of time and whose family is full of secrets, but then unfortunately falls flat. I dislike books where the main characters just aren't allowed to be happy for longer periods of time. It seems pointless to me. I'm not sure that five lines of "happily ever after" are worth the pr ...more
Cori
This book was creepy. Really creepy.
Jordan
Jan 18, 2014 Jordan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Barnabas Collins
Recommended to Jordan by: Elizabeth
Admittedly, any V.C. Andrews novel is a WTF moment in Jordan's bookscapades. But, after reading a biography of V.C. Andrews on Buzzfeed, of all places, I decided to give her seedy upper-crust underworlds a spin. Seriously, she wrote standing up until her feet bled; that's just cray-cray enough to catch my interest.

I chose this book over her more canonical works (Flowers in the Attic et al.) simply out of convenience: there was a free copy available to me via the creepy clown shrine at work (lon
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Virginia Cleo Andrews (born Cleo Virginia Andrews) was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man
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