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Dawn (Cutler #1)
Now Dawn and her older brother Jimmy have a chance for a decent, respectable life, and Dawn's
secret, precious hope to study singing can come true. Philip Cutler, the handsomest boy in school, sets Dawn's heart on fire. She is deeply devoted to her brooding brother; but with
"Dawn" is no exception. Even though this was one of the books ghostwritten after Andrews' death, it follows the same basic elements of any classic Andrews novel: Innocent fair-haired protagonist, rags to riches story, incredibly talented and attractive youths, evil old woman, and a whole lotta incest. ...more
Recently I reread it and sadly the book didn't stand the test of time. I can reread Flowers in The Attic over and over again, but somehow I just can't read 90% of the books done by Andrews' ghost writer.
As far as Dawn ...more
In 7th grade while all my friends were into the Sweet Valley High books, I was devouring the world of V.C. Andrews. It’s something about the lonely, outcast, but talented orphan, finding her "real" family which happens to ridiculously rich. Of course her real family treats her horribly because of the "secret scandal" which expunged her from the family i ...more
Dawn is exactly like Heaven (from V.C. Andrews' Casteel series) except she's blonde instead of brunette and lives in Richmond, Virginia instead of the West Virginia mountains. Everything else the same -- dirt-poor upbringing, secret wealthy parents, mean girls ...more
I mean, he has a lot of the shallower aspects of the books down. Beautiful, innocent heroine, long-lost family, incest, a big, pimped-out house with its own name (Cutler Cove this time), but it's superficial. It doesn't have the same dramatic, almost adolescent feel of the real V.C. Andrews book.
Dawn is about a girl named Dawn who comes from a really poor family, but then it turns out (shocker) ...more
Why did anyone read these? And there are about a million different VC Andrews series. Sadly, I owned several. In hardback. They might have been gifts! I packed them off to Goodwill, as I can't toss (or burn, ha) even bad, bad books.
I do not recommend this series unless you enjoy soap operas and you’re most recent favourite show just got cancelled, and maybe then you will find this to your liking.
The book was very engaging and well written. I might not continue the series because it is basically the same types of scenarios as the Dollanganger Series, which I have already read and loved.
The main character, Dawn, d ...more
I started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003.
I have read:
-Shooting Stars Series
-Broken Wings Series
As a preteen reading these novels was a rebellion and the gothic theme also seemed cool. I stopped reading this author because ...more
Creo que jamás he murmurado tantas veces "hij@/s de p***" leyendo un libro. Se lee enseguida y después de los primeros capítulos, casi todos los restantes te dejan WTF! y tienes que seguir leyendo. Se sufre mucho, eso es verdad y acabo de ve ...more
Well, this was no Flowers In The Attic and certainly didn't impact me much like FITA did but it was still enjoyable. This is a solid effort from the Ghostwriter--the plot intrigued me and I was desperate to get my hands on this, so when I finally got around to reading it, I was impressed, until I started to notice that the GW stole some of the writing from FITA, it angered me, it made me think bitterly about him again. His lack of creativity and use of plagiarism disgusting me. But t ...more
Dawn in ...more
Yes, there is incest..yes there are things that some people find disgusting but the whole thing I find interesting is that V.C. Andrews never disappoints.
It always brings me back and now that I am older and actually reading some of these books for the first time I am at a level that I find myself seeing some of the things in a different light.
I loved Dawn and thought that more times than one she showed a backbone that few others would have shown in her si ...more
I can honestly say that half the book is gross and very disturbing. I was glad that Dawn finally stood up to her grandmother and I can't wait till Clara Sue gets what's coming to her.
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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 ...more