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Publisher Description

V.C. Andrews has enthralled millions with her suspenseful, gothic family sagas, including the bestselling Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in the Attic. Now, one of her strangest, most beloved classics My Sweet Audrina—a haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love—is soon to be a major Lifetime movie event.

The idea of her sister hovered above them all.

Audrina fiercely desired to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved that other girl, for her sister was so special, so perfect—and dead.

Upstairs in a locked room awaited her sister’s clothes and dolls, her animals and games—and her sacred rocking chair. Now Audrina will rock and rock and rock to reclaim all of her gone sister’s special gifts.

And then finally she’ll learn the secrets everyone else knows but her.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
February 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pocket Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Toriellen ,

Amazing

This book was amazing and very interesting. There were twists and turns in every chapter. I could not put this book down. I was so disappointed to find that there was not a series to this intriguing story. I could read this over and over again. This book is by far my all time fave.

SmittyBeans ,

I Didn't Buy Into This Story for One Second

I purchased this book to read for a book club of sorts, and while I wasn't expecting fireworks, I thought it would be some fun light reading. But it was just bad, plain and simple, to the point that I could not enjoy it.

Normally, I don't mind when books are slow starters if the payoff is worth it, or if the reason it’s slow makes sense (like the immense setting-up of the universe in the first A Song of Ice and Fire book, for instance). But this book could honestly have been at least a third shorter than it was. It just drags and drags forever at several places, but particularly the beginning. It just felt like the writer was either writing herself into it without any sort of planning, or that she didn’t know what was going to end up happening, either.

The dialogue was also terrible. It did not at all sound how people naturally talk and felt so forced. The author additionally committed the sin of exposition in dialogue countless times—seriously, why have the character say what's happening when you can just show the reader through plot action? It just implies you either think your readers are too dumb to pick up what’s going on without you telling them, or that you're a weak writer, or both.

I also found the motivations of the characters neither believable nor consistent. Often I found myself saying, “But what reason would they have to do that?” Or, “That doesn’t even make sense in terms of who this character is, according to the author.” They were all so flat when they could have been complex and round (potential was definitely there). As a result, I did not come away having a real sense of who they were, nor did I care about them, and I certainly don't care enough to read the second installment to see what happens to these characters.

In general, just really weak and lazy writing, almost like you would see from an amateur creative writing student in high school. All these issues combined took me well out of the realm where I could suspend my disbelief and just left me indignant.

Kissemo ,

Absolutely captivating!

One of the best story lines I've ever read. A MUST read !

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