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(Shooting Stars #4)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,499 ratings  ·  27 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 pia ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published October 2nd 2001 by Pocket Books (first published October 1st 2001)
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Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
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. N
Mar 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: v-c-andrews

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 V
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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
Mosley Allen
Jul 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gothic-horror
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Oct 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I'd heard that this series went increasingly downhill, but you know what? I liked Honey. I think her story was the best balanced of the four girls'. I've mentioned that Shooting Stars has felt very formulaic, and that's true of this book too. They can easily be broken up into three main points: the protagonist herself, the talent, and the budding romance. And like I said, I think Honey's was the best balanced. She's got an interesting family background that defines who she is and how she grew up ...more
Jul 15, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Honey Jimenez
Jan 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
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.
Aug 20, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
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.<
Kris - My Novelesque Life
Nov 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
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 nove
Oct 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: reading-in-2011
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
Oct 07, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
Priscilla Sage
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Patti Dalzell
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cannot wait to read the last book of this series to see how all the girls did at the Performing Arts School.
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Leider auch wie die Vorgänger gar nicht mein Fall :( Schade! :(
May 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Extremely easy read but worth reading. Classic V.C. Andrews.
Mary Reed
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Read in 2001.
Bridget Knieling
Jan 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Was ok...not like the old series...
May 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Best of the series, not that that is saying much! I love those small-town-everything-is-a-sin tales.
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Marie Pallan
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Theresa Gorey
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jackie Scott
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Similar to the first books in the series. Now I am going to read the last one which goes in depth of all of the characters.
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Nicole Mathias
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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!
Nikki Marie
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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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