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My Sweet Audrina (Audrina #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  21,145 Ratings  ·  1,031 Reviews
V.C. Andrews, author of the phenomenally successful Dollanganger series, has created a fascinating new cast of characters in this haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love.
Audrina Adare wanted so to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved her sister. Her sister was so special
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Paperback, 403 pages
Published September 15th 1990 by Pocket Books (first published 1982)
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
If ever there was a "guilty pleasure" sort of book, V.C. Andrews is it. I read all her shit when I was little, and I am not ashamed.
Kristin Myrtle
Now this is a fucking story! And sooooo elegantly written. V.C. Andrews (and this is the real V.C. Andrews, not some second rate ghost-writer, writing? riding her coattails) had enormous talent. Holy crap can she weave a tangled web! This is the story of Audrina Adare a young girl with memories like "swiss cheese." A young girl haunted by the ever-present spectre of her deceased older sister, also named Audrina. This is pure soap opera melodrama and this is Andrews' niche, her expertise. She exc ...more
Josh
Jul 03, 2011 rated it liked it
By the time Audrina sexed her husband on the grave of her dead sister after beating him for two whole pages, a tear in my eye began to form as I realized just how brilliant V.C. Andrews was.

Mind control, dead babies, three deaths from falls on the same friggin' staircase, suicide, a retarded girl obsessed with prisms, gang rape, some seriously disturbing & pseudo-incestuous father/daughter loving, a former ice skater with no legs who happens to be a dead ringer for Liz Taylor, insider tradin
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Neva
Nov 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adele
Recommended to Neva by: girls in my 5th grade class
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Peter Monn
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was so much better than I remembered. Spooky, strange and problematic. A perfect pick for the first read in my book club! My full review with spoilers will be up on my booktube channel http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks
Mizuki
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh My Goodness! A friend told me there is a TV movie for this book!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUkdc...

Oh My Goodness! Today I discovered one more creepy fact related to My Sweet Audrina! If you don't know what I'm saying you can look it up here: Top 5 Strangest Missing Person Cases Ever
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My Sweet Audrina Parody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiDNX...

Thoughts after reading:

Hey guys, if you liked Gothic romance+melodramas+good writing+creepiness as
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Luthien
Jul 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
LOL! I can hardly hold my head up from the shame of giving this one 4 stars, but everyone is entitled to a guilty pleasure, and when I was in high school, V.C. Andrews was mine. I love this one because it's so different from her other works, and I'm fairly certain it was one of the last novels she actually wrote herself (the latest series are written by a posthumous ghost writer). It's a great "lying on the beach," trashy summer read.
Julie
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews is a 2016 Pocket Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher as an XOXpert, the official street team of XOXO After Dark.

Many rabid fans of V.C Andrews describe these books as a guilty pleasure, gobbling them up at the speed of light and sound. Recently, with all the renewed interest in these books, I became curious about what is was that made these books so popular and what was the secret to their longevity.


As a teen I read ‘Flowers i
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Carrie
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audrina feels like she is always going to live in the shadow of her sister that died before she was born. Audrina was even named after her departed sibling that she never knew. Her family doesn't hesitate to tell her every day just how special the first Audrina was, how beautiful and full of life.

Living in her family's mansion cut off from society with her parents, aunt and a cousin that torments her at every turn Audrina begins to question her own sanity even at a young age. But with all the s
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Kathryn
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, general-fiction, own
This is one crazy, screwed up, twisted, and just insane family. I think right now, they take the cake for crazy literary families I've read about. I finished My Sweet Audrina while I was in bed last night, and after I finished, I couldn't think of how I should rate this story. And now, as I write this review, I still have no idea how I should rate it. Maybe as I write I'll come to a conclusion.

As I said in the beginning, the Adare family is just, all kinds of screwed up. Between the lies, dec
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Loren
Aug 21, 2007 rated it did not like it
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Michelle Arrow
*4.5 star rating*

Wow. Just wow.


This was the most psychologically messed up, mind-fucking book that I've ever read. We all know that V.C. Andrews has quite a habit of messing with our minds, but this book has taken her "talent" to a whole other level.

My brain:



When finishing this 400+ paged book, I just couldn't believe my eyes on how the heck did Andrews do this. Her mysteries are always so out of the blue and we never end up expecting the plot twists (especially in the end). It's so fa
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Bill Khaemba
Dec 24, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


I consider myself an easy to please reader so when a book makes me feel angry you know its really bad.....

Honestly, I couldn't with this book... I f#%! D.N.F it..... Honestly!!!! I feel bad for even purchasing this book thinking it was "Horrific and Creepy" but the only thing horrific about this book is the fact that it was published.



The characters were not even flawed,they were just so tedious and stupid. I was into the main character at first but she took a tumble really fast.... They were som
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Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
"I was giving you freedom and not once did you thank me. Not once."

Buddy read with the amazing Nenia!

I'd read this before as a young teenager and carried it (along with all my other V.C. Andrews books) with me through several moves. Yet I somehow retained absolutely no memory of the story.

Which is probably a good thing, as there are twists and turns galore in this book, and I delighted in just about every single one. This was seriously like a soap opera. Only quite bleak at times.

"It's you I
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Amber
Jul 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Oh my god. Have you ever read anything by VC Andrews? If you haven't you need to start. These books are like romance novels for teenagers, but filthier. I mean, having never read a real romance novel, I guess I wouldn't know, but do they have a lot of incest and puberty talk? I am pretty sure they don't. I read this forever ago, after reading the Flowers In the Attic series and I just remember thinking like, "This is the most intense book I have ever read. Or probably will ever read." And I thin ...more
Mitch
Jul 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ok, so some people may see my 5 star review for "My Sweet Audrina" by V.C. Andrews and think: "really???? 5 stars???" And well, this isn't a masterpiece classic that will go down in the ages, but I do think it is a page-turner and is full of plain ole' good entertainment. This is why it earned 5 stars.

The following may or may not contain spoilers:

Audrina is a young girl who lives in a big, dark mansion in the middle of the woods with her handsome yet overbearing father Damian, her beautiful but
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Rebecca McNutt
My Sweet Audrina uses disturbing, dark and twisted gothic content for shock value more than anything else. I found the majority of this book extremely boring.
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
Re-reading novels of childhood is a mixed bag. It's wondrous to revisit old books, similar to finding long-lost friends again, rekindling love once felt...but there's always the small chance you've changed enough not to feel the emotion you did before. Sadly that happened to me in this case, which in a small way makes me regret reading it, although if I got to rewind time I'd do the same thing.

I found myself drooling over the second half with as much relish as I likely did when I was a kid, but
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Millie
Jul 18, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shameful
The only Virginia Andrews book that didn't spawn a bloated series of sequels. I read this one when I was nine, shortly after her first book - Flowers In The Attic. I'm not sure why she never wrote a followup to this - it's not like the themes were any different to those in any of her other books - incest, secrets, false identity, tragic accidents and dead babies. I think My Sweet Audrina is the best of Andrews' vast (although of course these days none of it is written by her. I believe the first ...more
Anne
There is much shame in giving this 5 stars - but please know that it's b/c I have fond nostalgia for the time in my life when I read this, not for the quality of writing or depth of story telling. Read during my early teen years, I was shocked, addicted, horrified, and utterly sucked in by this story. We were on vacation one summer & my mom was reading this book (amongst several others at the time). Apparently my dad picked it up from the table in our condo & began reading before she cou ...more
Tami
Feb 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Paloma Meir
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The story was as crazy as I remembered it, even crazier. Rest in Peace Ms. Andrews. You are missed.
Matt
Nov 29, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Cybil
Yeah, I read my sister's VC Andrews books. Jealous?

This one was probably the creepiest VC Andrews I read. All I remember about this book is that there was an identity crisis and sex in mud.
Stephanie
Actual Rating: 3.5

Well this is a confusing book to review and i’m not going to try to make it the best review but I do want to at least get my thoughts out about it a little bit.

I was loving this book, it sucked me in and gave me all the feels! I love Audrina, still do. She’s been through so much crap and her family...well i’ll just say they all need Therapy! Every single one of them.

There is abuse, rape, r-word and general disturbing content so know that going in. There are problematic aspects
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Michael
Feb 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: judge-me
This is an absolute mess. I wish I could say that with any ounce of surprise, but I knew exactly what I was getting myself into.

I have this weird sort of respect for V.C. Andrews. Not many authors could unabashedly churn out such unadulterated trash and get away with it, much less build it into a 35+ year empire. She knows how to weave a twisted enough story and knows exactly what she's doing with every disturbing, nasty plot development that has you shouting "what the fuck" into your fifth glas
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Katherine
"Oh, the tales Papa could tell me about the wonders of his first daughter, and every one he told made me know I was not the Best Audrina, not the perfect and special one- only the second and inferior one."

I have a confession to make you, dear readers: I made a fatal mistake. I broke the sacred rule of the reading community, a rule generally followed by most readers.

I watched the adaptation before reading the book. And it totally killed the experience.

This has happened to me once before (and yo
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Maria Elmvang
I first read this 7 years ago, and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, it is not one of those books that gets better with time. A lot of things in it annoys me. It starts out fascinating by describing a girl who has no sense of time and whose family is full of secrets, but then unfortunately falls flat. I dislike books where the main characters just aren't allowed to be happy for longer periods of time. It seems pointless to me. I'm not sure that five lines of "happily ever after" are worth the pr ...more
Jenny Heise
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Rapey and awful and I couldn't stop because it was like watching a car crash. A terrible rapey weird car crash where the children are too young and the cops don't care how many people fall down the stairs.
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
We can all agree Virginia Andrews was one twisted lady. Writing in such a way about perverse families made me think she must've had one herself or she simply enjoyed sharing her kinky side with the rest of the world.
Krissy
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An extra star for nostalgic reasons.
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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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