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Preview — Dawn by V.C. Andrews
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
So basically, reading Dawn is pretty much like reading Dark Angel and Flowers in the Attic all over again.
Argh, why am I still coming back for more?
And why must the heroine keep suffering and suffering and suffering throughout th ...more
"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
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
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
Honestly if you love the drama and gossip this series is for you. I read this series when I was 14 and boy did it change my views on a lot of things. I don't even know what to rate this book to be honest because I read them so long ago. The plot goes way past anything you would imagine, full of secrets, betrayals, deaths, illness, incest, poor, rich, love, rape, torture, pregnancy, business, friends LITERALLY EVERYTHING GUYS, THIS SERIES HAS GOT IT. This series really kept me spi ...more
I know 1 star is harsh, but it was so obvious he wasn't even trying. There wasn't enough fucked-up-shit for it to be amusing, and it was so cliched and juvenile that it felt like Sweet Valley High without all the craziness that makes VC Andrews interesting.
I'll be completely honest, from what I've read, Andrew Neiderman is a competent writer. He's no literary genius, but I can ...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
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.
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Ok – so I’m wandering around a second hand book store that’s so jammed packed from floor to ceiling that I can barely breathe through the dust/musty goodness. Because this is my favorite thing about old bookstores – getting lost in the stacks. But then, I come across a book shelf COVERED in nothing but VC Andrews books – which sends me back so fast to my adolescence I ...more
I remember that I wanted to complete the books in this series but I still haven't gotten around to it yet. That's like almost a decade of procrastination.
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
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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