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Broken Wings (Broken Wings #1)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  1,805 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
Meet Robin, Teal, and Phoebe again in the exciting sequel to Broken Wings.

Three girls from different worlds with one thing in common: They were born to be wild.

Robin...With a mom who's more absorbed in her singing career than in her own daughter, Robin's left to her own devices when the two move to Nashville. That's where her mom hopes to strike gold -- and where Robin fin
ebook, 464 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Pocket Books (first published 2003)
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Jun 25, 2007 Hava rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
I used to love V.C. Andrew books as a teenager. I bought them as soon as they came out, and I savored the crazy/mixed up family situations and overly dramatic writing. I wondered how the books I loved as a teen would hold up. Well, they didn't. The writing(even for young adults) just keeps getting worse and worse. The girls are all cardboard cutouts, and I hate all the main characters. I didn't feel sorry for their predicaments at all. Mostly, I just wished they all died in a fire. I hated this ...more
Nicole *`((O_O))`*
Eh...I did read it when I was young and I loved it.

NOW...It's ok to me. YUPPER... I guess it's best books for preteen, not adult. Yeah.
Sarah Marie
Broken Wings by V.C. Andrews

First in the Broken Wings Duology

2.5 stars

Broken Wings follows three girls: Robin, Teal, and Phoebe. These girls are different from one another, but they have one thing in common they’ve been sent to a facility for girls who should be in jail. Each girl recounts her story of how she got to where she is and why. Robin has a mom who’s more into her singing than taking care of her daughter. Since Robin’s left on her own she’s pretty much done whatever she wants. When her

Anne Marie
Jul 11, 2015 Anne Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story! At first, it reminded me of the Wildflowers series, since this book also was about troubled girls. This series focuses on three girls. Robin feels like no one cares or loves her. She doesn't know who her father is and her mother is only interested in becoming a singing star in Nashville. Her last straw is hooking up with a boy like her who wants to run away, but to get money, they hold up the store Robin works in and get caught. Teal is the rich girl in the story. She's given anythi ...more
Jul 28, 2008 Julie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I read the "Flowers in the Attic" series as a teenager, and remember enjoying those books, so I thought I'd take a stab at this one. But I can't even finish it.

The book is broken up into three sections, one for each girl: Robin, Teal and Phoebe. I read the first two sections, but, after one chapter of the third section (Phoebe), I just can't go any further. Basically, the first two sections were the same story, just with one being a lower-class girl being brought up by a single mom who basically
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
Sep 02, 2012 Marie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Unlike all the other VC Andrews heroines the girls in this book start off basically bad. They are problematic to their respective parents.Some of the parents of problematic to the girls. Take for instance Robin. She and her mother live with her grandparents who (at least grandpa) is your classic VCA a bible thumbing character.

Robin’s mother (“mother darling”) dreams of being a country western singer and takes herself and Robin to Nashville Tennessee to see if she can make it big as a singer. Sh
Mar 13, 2013 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the idea of three bad girls who obviously all end up together at some point. Even though they were all apparently "from different worlds", it seemed like all the things they did were unoriginally similar. The most reoccuring thing was shoplifting, they all three did it and it seemed like minimal thought was put into what they did. The characters problems were all different it seemed, though, with their families.
What I also noticed were that some of the character names were used over and
the book was about the lives of 3 trobled girls and what they do to get theirselves kicked out of their parents' life and the normal society to be transported into an isolated territory where the only means of escape from the prison "school" is their behavior conduct.

i thought the book was okay, it could be better. i can connect to some characters (text to self connection) because at times i feel as if no one understands; thats why i do the things i do. i hate being controlled and having limits
Mar 26, 2008 Patti rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 16 yrs and up
3 teenage girls,like any and all teenage girls,they are confused,are looking for attention,and most of all want to be loved and looked upon not as a child,but as a "person". To do this though,they do things that are not in their best interest. They get the police to go looking for them,get locked up in a jail cell,and eventually they get arrested for one thing or another. This gets to be too much for their parents/guardians to handle and off to the courts they go. The courts though have other id ...more
Feb 02, 2009 Tamela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was pretty good...quick read. Entertaining yet predictable.
I am still looking forward to the next in the series. VC Andrews, as usual, set the background for the next book in the series,therefore the ending does not quite close.
A three-part book in which each section sets the scene for a young teen girl that has found a habit of trouble, from shoplifting, promiscuity, and delinquency. The common thread is that each has seen the strong arm of the law and has reached the end of it. They are
Kim Smiley
Feb 16, 2010 Kim Smiley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another typical V.C. Andrews book. This one revolves around 3 troubles girls, all have stories that detail why they're ending up in a "special" school for troubled teens in order to stay out of jail. I felt sorry for every girl because of their stories of parents who just didn't pay enough attention to them. The biggest lesson this teaches is that if parents aren't capable of taking care of their children and actually taking part in their lives, they shouldn't procreate. Period. I'll be ...more
Mar 03, 2014 Rossy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first, I thought it was a little boring, but ended up finishing it in three days, I wanted to know so badly what happened to each of the girls, even though I already knew where they would end up. Robin and Teal shared some similarities, but Phoebe's story was entirely different, and I was glad for the change. I felt bad for each of the girls, there were moments when I wanted to either hug them or slap them and tell them to stop and think for a second how far their decisions will take them. I ...more
M Strawberry
Oct 27, 2012 M Strawberry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: andrew-neiderman
This was actually one of the better 'VCA' books that Neiderman had published in a while. Unlike the last few books before this, I actually enjoyed Broken Wings. The stories of the girls were believable, and it was nice having one fat book instead of buying slim volumes separately. I honestly enjoyed this more than I did the series before this. It really is too bad that its sequel, Midnight Flight, was actually one of the WORST 'VCA' books that Neiderman ever published...
Mar 07, 2015 Maryellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story. I am never disappointed with a V.C. Andrews book. I love how the book is broken up into four separate stories, one for each girl. Broken Wings was continued beautifully in Midnight Flight. I think that these two books can really inspire anyone who is struggling in life, who feel unwanted and unloved to look at all that they do have. Sometimes, we have to look outside of the box to be thankful for what we have in life...even if inside the box life doesn't feel satisfying.
Oct 31, 2011 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book felt like one of the old series (like orphans) where it had the short pieces of the girls and then a novel at the end that involved all 4 of the girls. This one had three and the reasons why they are where they are (the events that led up to where they are) and the next book will be involving all three of the girls I'm sure. It wasn't a bad book (I did finish it), but it wasn't the best either. Will read the next in the series.
Jul 20, 2016 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: v-c-andrews
As an avid V.C. Andrews reader, I feel compelled to read nearly every book that comes out, but this series didn't do much for me. It was similar to the last miniseries featuring young girls pining for the same things. I do wish the ghost writer would go back to the five book series that always seemed to do the trick.
Kristen Walther
I liked this book but I felt like it was kind of slow.. It talks about three girls who have all kinds of issues and you can tell by the end this whole book is basically just setting you up for the next book in the series.. I didn't hate it, I didn't love it. Anyway, I'd recommend this book though because it leads to the next book in the series which is definitely worth reading!
Emma Lovett
Mar 26, 2014 Emma Lovett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So each girl has had a different upbringing, from parents being AWOL to giving their daughter everything she could ever want.

I found this book in my college library and couldn't put it down, I had never heard of Virginia Andrews before but this book was addictive, so much so I bough the sequel, Midnight Flight at the Airport... so to this day I only own the sequel.
Sep 08, 2011 Redfox5 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, usa
I think I'm getting more cynical as I get older. I found it hard to sympsise with any of the girls. Especially Teal, poor little rich girl. Bad things did happen to them but they were all given chances to changes and they all blew it. Their attitude stank. Still an intresting story but not one of Andrews best.
The first two stories really made me think that the author just got lazy and used the same formula. The last story, though, was quite different and I really appreciated that the heroine wasn't basing the future of her life on some silly boy. As always, V.C. Andrews is my guilty pleasure and no matter how dramatic or ridiculous the story, I always enjoy them.
I loved the writing style and found I was drawn into the story easily. It tugged at my emotions, which I enjoy in a novel.
My only gripe is that Broken Wings does not stand well on it's own... it needs the sequel, which I have yet to find. It kind of spoilt it because it felt like I had only read half a book when I got to the last page.
Lauren Gommert
This book held my interest only because I'd read the sequel years before and I'm a sucker for books in a series. The ghostwritten V.C. Andrews book rarely hold up to the vintage works, and this book is no different.
Jan 23, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book isn't as bad as some other reviews make it sound. It's a very simple read.. great for a plane ride or trip. I've enjoyed reading the three stories about each girl. I can't wait to read the sequel.
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
Autumn Ashbaugh
Jul 05, 2007 Autumn Ashbaugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another one of my favorite books. It's about 4 teenage girls who do pretty much WHATEVER they want,and when I say WHATEVER I mean WHATEVER. But one day there parents get sick of it and thats when the book ends and goes onto "Midnight Flight"
Pisila Mark
Feb 24, 2013 Pisila Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another book that you read and cant help but want to know the what, when, where, why and hows... lol
Mar 28, 2015 Naz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was an okay story. Very repetitive. It wraps up well, ready for the next book. I don't think I'll be reading it, though. Probably best read by under 18 year olds.
Nikki Marie
Nov 28, 2014 Nikki Marie 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!
Nicole Mathias
Nov 02, 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!
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