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Heaven by V.C. Andrews
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Jun 18, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: embarrassed-to-admit, crap-of-which-i-have-fond-memories

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?

Super Nova If you're from West Virginia then you should know that people who live in the mountains do in fact talk like hillbillies. Get off your high horse.

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