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If There Be Thorns by V.C. Andrews
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Aug 03, 2011

really liked it

This is the most twisted one of all...
All I can say is you won't even know what hit you until it hits you in the face. Jory is Cathy's first son from her first marriage to Julian...and Bart is her second child from her mothers new husband. Jory isn't the's Bart. He has always wanted his mother all to himself...he has always wanted her to pay him more attention. But she's so busy that he turns to the new lady next door who tells him to call her "grandmother". By giving Bart all he wants...he is turned into a little monster. But that's not it...the weird old butler has been brain washing Bart...making the child insane. Caught between these two conflicting people...Bart looses the innocence he was never allowed to gain in the first place. Soon he becomes cold and bitter...wanting the world as his playground and his mother under his thumb.
Bart becomes obsessed with his great grandfather and in his little, undeveloped mind...he wavers on the line between imagination and reality...past and present. What Chris and Cathy thought to be just a phase turns into a permanent illness. When they thought they could finally break their families "curse"...they're pushed back into the center of it all...this time a bit deeper than before...because suddenly...the kids are involved...and so is their mother...and let's not forget her supposedly dead brother...
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