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Honey (Shooting Stars #4)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  2,080 ratings  ·  24 reviews
In her music, she found sweet salvation....

Honey grew up on a farm under her strict, fanatically religious grandfather's disapproving eye. To him, everything is a sin -- from her natural-born talent for the violin to her innocent interest in boys and dating -- and life is a treacherous path to be walked in fear. When Honey is paired for music practice with a brilliant pi

ebook, 208 pages
Published January 26th 2002 by Pocket Books (first published October 1st 2001)
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Honey wächst auf einer Farm in Ohio auf. Ihre Mutter, eine Osteuropäerin, kam als junge Frau auf das Land, um einen der Söhne von Grandad Forman zu heiraten. Viele Familiengeheimnisse und ein wahnsinniger Grandad lassen Honey nicht in Ruhe…


Die Charaktere harmonieren und wirken alle auf mit ihrer Weise einen Einfluss auf Honey, die sich zwischen den Geschichten hin- und hergerissen fühlt. Die Musik steht natürlich – wie schon in den Vorgängern des Auftakts der Shooting
VC Andrews has always been a favorite of mine since my childhood days. I have read (and re-read) all of her books, and although I am much older now and find that some of her work is better than others, I still enjoy the twists and turns, strangeness and mystery that continues to captivate my interest.
With that being said - it might also explain why I find the ghostwriter's quality of work lacking and less memorable than Andrews true writing, especially with the newer, more modern series.

If your
Kris - My Novelesque Life
When I read these novels back in the day I would have given them 3-3.5 STARS and now would say about one Star

I started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003.

I have read:
-Dollanganger Series
-Casteel Series
-Cutler Series
-Landry Series
-Logan Series
-Orphans Series
-Wildflowers Series
-Hudson Series
-Shooting Stars Series
-DeBeers 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
This novel was the biggest success out of all four mini-novels. The characters had MUCH more substance to them than any of the others. AND the mother wasn't a self-centered troll of a person. This seemed to be more like the old school VC Andrews and I didn't have to force myself to keep reading like the other novels. This had more plot than the others as well, I just feel like more care was taken when writing this novel. But there was something I noticed when Honey went for private music lessons ...more
Delicious Strawberry
I didn't think it could possibly get worse after Rose, but I was wrong. All the characters in here are so flat and one-dimensional that it's hard to care for any of them, even the poor nearly-retarded uncle. The family revelation in this book that comes near the end is nothing more than yawn-inspiring. Grandpa Forman did what? Oh, REALLY? Too bad that I'm bored, otherwise I might care. I found each chapter a chore to plod through, honestly. I'm sad that the man who penned the enjoyable Cutler fa ...more
Damn you, V.C. Andrews ghost writer! Your books make me cringe when I compare them to the ones the actual V.C Andrews wrote before she died.

The ghost writer, Andrew Neiderman, just uses the same cliches over and over, thinking these cliches will make his books similar to the original V.C. Here are his most loved cliches:

1) Cheesy character names. In this book, the M.C is named Honey. Neiderman has been guilty of using every cheesy, lame name that's ever existed, yet he keeps finding more. Names
Honey Jimenez
I have always found it interesting, amusing and sometimes annoying, what people's interpretation of what someone with the name Honey should be like, look like, act like.
I found this book a boring read. It is one of the most depressing, and disapointing books I've ever read. It's part four of a five book series, I think. I have no idea what the series is about. The only reason I read this one is because of the name- I thought maybe a character with my name might be interesting. I was wrong. This
The same typical theme of religious fanaticism included, which kind of made me yawn. Also, the big reveal at the end of the book wasn't really too much of a surprise. I have read books before, and can see a plot twist a mile away. Maybe a teen might have been fooled by something like that. Oh well, at least I can say that it was short.
The fourth book in the Shooting Stars series. Honey Forman lives on the family owned farm with her grandfather, father, mother, Uncle Peter and Uncle Simon. Her grandfather is a a bitter, strict, fanatically religious man who becomes even more overbearing when a tragedy strikes the family. The only solace Honey finds is in playing her violin, despite the disapproval of her grandfather. Her music instructor pairs her up for practice with Chandler Maxwell, a piano player who comes from a well to d ...more
Mosley Allen
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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
Nikki Marie
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!
It's a V.C. Andrews franchise piece. There's not much else I can say. It's part 4 of a 5-book series of sorts. The first four (also available in an omnibus edition) introduce the brilliantly talented girls who are going to be meeting each other in book 5. It is what it is. It didn't suck, but reading the first 4 didn't make me ready to run right out and get the 5th either. I mean, sweet girls, but I'm not exactly invested. These books are short, so they are good for those "I can't decide what to ...more
Nicole Mathias
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!
Bridget Knieling
Was ok...not like the old series...
Out of all the girls i read about it this serious Honey was my favorite. I think she was my favorite because she is the most real of them all.
yawn... I just couldn't really care about any of these characters honestly. And the plot twist was bland compared to what I was expecting.
Patti Dalzell
Cannot wait to read the last book of this series to see how all the girls did at the Performing Arts School.
Honey was enjoyable like the other books in the series, but not as memorable as the first two books.
Best of the series, not that that is saying much! I love those small-town-everything-is-a-sin tales.
Leider auch wie die Vorgänger gar nicht mein Fall :( Schade! :(
May 06, 2011 Dawn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys V. C. Andrews books.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of V. C Andrews books.
The fourth book in the Shooting Stars series. An enjoyable read.
Lilly Fae
Extremely easy read but worth reading. Classic V.C. Andrews.
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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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