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Scattered Leaves (Early Spring #2)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  1,438 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
After tragedy tears her family apart, Jordan March is shipped off by her domineering Grandmother Emma to live with Emma's long-forgotten sister. Shuttered in a rundown farmhouse, Aunt Frances is the strangest person Jordan has ever met. Why has Grandmother hidden away this fragile, harmless woman? Did Frances grow up much too fast, like Jordan did? In the shadows of the fa ...more
Kindle Edition, 420 pages
Published (first published 2007)
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Calissa Leigh
My thoughts on the first book of this series was that the little girl, Jordan, had everything being done around her and she didn't do anything. She was just a witness. I thought perhaps it would be more interesting to be in her brother, Ian's head than in Jordan's.

I was hoping this book would be better, but I feel there was a lot lacking from the story.

Jordan goes to stay with grandmother's sister, who loves to live in stories and play pretend. While there, Jordan is influenced by a "bad girl n
M Strawberry Reviews
This is nothing like a real VCA book, or even the books that the ghostwriter started out with (Cutler, Landry)

So this girl hit puberty early? Big deal? The "secrets" revealed within this book are hardly shocking or thrilling, and the fact that there's just two books in this series shows the author's lack of effort. It's clear that he just doesn't care anymore about writing a good story. The premise was interesting, but this second book is no better than the first one.
Dec 17, 2010 Redfox5 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Liked this even more than the first one and am very disappointed that this is only a two part series. It had something abit 'Secrets of the Morning' about it. I thought Great-aunt Frances was very much like Charlotte Booth. Jordan seemed older than 7, much more so in the last part of the book, which I felt was a little unrealistic. I couldn't decide if I liked Alanis or not. On one hand she was quiet nice to Jordan but most of the time she just seemed to be getting her into trouble and using her ...more
Madz Miranda
This is relatable,because I am precocious too. Yet, I do not understand all the madness she had to endure just because she is. I guess it's Emma's... I don't know... insecurity issues? But it doesn't explain the other elders' opinions about her. Anyway, the story was okay, although I didn't like it much that she was beginning to be badly influenced by Alanis, but meh. No one's parfait. ;) I found Ian's letters creepy, but I like his analogies of people to the insects. Kinda learned a lot from th ...more
Apr 10, 2008 Cynthia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this since I had already read the 1st book to it which by the way BIG disappointment it was. Well this one was even worse. I don't know what is going on with V.C Andrews but I remember her books being one of my favorites but this series just made me question anything else she puts out.
Sep 08, 2009 Joy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bad, bad, bad... Characters were totally unbelievable and unlikable! I only read it because I remembered that I liked some of her books when I read them in high school. Now I know why I read them back then and liked them.
Jul 25, 2007 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone I dislike
I read this because it too, was left at my house. Same autor as "Flowers in the Attic". It was deplorable. Questionable story content, uncomfortable story lines and a very unsatisfying ending. I felt dumber after reading it.
Jun 14, 2010 Shawna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick read. I know what to expect in a V.C. Andrews book. I wasn't disappointed.
Nicole (( lost in the book's world ))
Okay okay...this book is better than first one. But it is still weird to me >,>

Lot of secrets with Jordan's grandmother Emma and Great Aunt Frances!
Jun 08, 2011 Gina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew what I was getting into with this series, considering these books were written by a ghostwriter and not Andrews herself, but all in all I was pretty disappointed. That being said, I think the second novel of the series is much better than the first. While it was a bit slow-moving at the beginning, it picked up around the halfway point and really sparked my interest toward the end. (In my opinion, the writing became better toward the end as well!)

There are certain aspects which never came
Oct 17, 2012 Christopher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book and the first one. It held my interest all through out, and I could not put it down. I know some members posted that this book was just trying to copy Flowers in the Attic, but I complete disagree, and I have read both series to the end. I can kind of see some similarities, but I think that some people were way over thinking it, or "nuking it." As a coming of age story, I would have to say this one was in my top 3 maybe number one? If it wasn't so sexual or had sexual situation ...more
Jodie Angeline Lee
As with the first book in this series it disturbs me to have a main character so young. At the start of the 1st book she is 7 years old and not much time passes by the end of the entire series.

I liked this book and some of the characters in it. I did feel like the ending wasn't quite what it could have been. All in all its a good series.
Dec 05, 2013 Tez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strictness is usually the norm in VCA-world, but this time the seven-year-old has to guardian the elderly, which is an interesting subversion. Did Frances become how she is due to precocious puberty, or something else? Also, teenagers try to get a seven-year-old laid, which is all kinds of wrong.
not bad and not good as her original books.. the ghostwriter has the same writting aspect.deep and exciting where her books and it does intial feel like this when reading but somehow in the middle you loose interest.....
Kimberly Jackson
Dec 30, 2011 Kimberly Jackson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one has more of a happy ending than most of what I have read from V.C. Andrews. It was very well written but the charactors at times really ticked me off. It is not one of the better written books from the V.C. Andrews collection but it is interesting light reading on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
these books are like a train wreck- it all horrible, but you cant help but watch and you have to know what happens
Ashlee Deboard
May 14, 2012 Ashlee Deboard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Book. But the First one in the series is much better!
Feb 23, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007
This book was completely different than all of the other books that has been written. Still predictable in some aspects though.
Oct 26, 2008 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read it merely to satisfy my curiousity as to whether or not book 1 was worth my time. Nope! The second book blows too!
April Sims
was much better than the first book. Unlike most of the VC andrew books this one only had two books but the story really had no where else to go and ended before it got super redundant.
V.C. Andrew books has always been one of my little guilty pleasures!
Anna benoit
Jul 25, 2011 Anna benoit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked it, though i was surprised at the end, how frances was her grandma and the grandma was actuallly the aunt and everything after that. other than that, it was awesome.
Marielle Chapman
Jan 20, 2014 Marielle Chapman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
V.C. Andrews... same type of story.. meh..
Jan 21, 2016 Eire rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What the heck was this? This is one of the worst books I ever read. Nothing ever seemed to happen. It dragged on forever. Bad developed characters, poor plot, bad everything.
Nicole Mathias
Oct 01, 2014 Nicole Mathias rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
v.c. andrews books are all absolutely amazing and very easily distinguishable from any other authors. i love the darkeness, secrets, lies, very addicting, i have almost every single book!
Oct 27, 2010 Dilys rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
second in the spring series rather slow to begin was a rather disappointing series.
Dec 04, 2014 Nico rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
one of the best, most loved series/authors of all time. V.C. Andrews books are something so easily recognizable and new books continue to evolve to go with the times and bring in a whole new generation of loving readers
Toni Cooke
Aug 10, 2011 Toni Cooke rated it really liked it
Another great VA book
May 12, 2011 Brey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: v-c-andrews
Such a scandal!
Jan 13, 2008 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Books published under the following names - Virginia Andrews, V. Andrews, Virginia C. Andrews & V.C. Endrius. Books since her death ghost written by Andrew Neiderman, but still attributed to the V.C. Andrews name

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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