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Heaven by V.C. Andrews
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It's impossible to rate this book fairly. On the one hand, it's far from great literature. On the other, it fulfills its purpose (trashy, soap-opera fun) so well, it's hard to give it a low rating.

Plus, it's masterfully designed to hit all the sweet spots in a preteen's psyche. The fact that my classmates and I lived in the area where this book is set and loved it in spite of its insulting and ridiculous hillbilly stereotypes just goes to show the bulletproof appeal of this book to middle-school students.

Also, if you ever need to argue for the value of a good sex-ed curriculum in schools, you can just point to this book. Because, really, would you rather your 10-year-old learn about sex from V.C. Andrews?
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Deanne Andrews 1 star? Really?

message 2: by Stacy (new)

Stacy I read this thirty years ago. I didn't turn out too badly, and it was hardly the catalyst for my sex education. Please.

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