Dawn In her fine new Virginia school Dawn Longchamp feels happy and safe But nothing is what it seems Now Dawn and her older brother Jimmy have a chance for a decent respectable life and Dawn s secret

  • Title: Dawn
  • Author: V.C. Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780671670689
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • In her fine new Virginia school, Dawn Longchamp feels happy and safe But nothing is what it seems Now Dawn and her older brother Jimmy have a chance for a decent, respectable life, and Dawn s secret, precious hope to study singing can come true Philip Cutler, the handsomest boy in school, sets Dawn s heart on fire She is deeply devoted to her brooding brother but wIn her fine new Virginia school, Dawn Longchamp feels happy and safe But nothing is what it seems Now Dawn and her older brother Jimmy have a chance for a decent, respectable life, and Dawn s secret, precious hope to study singing can come true Philip Cutler, the handsomest boy in school, sets Dawn s heart on fire She is deeply devoted to her brooding brother but with Philip, she imagines a lovely dream of romance Then Dawn s mother suddenly dies, and her entire world begins to crumble After a terrible new shock, she is thrust into a different family and an evil web of unspoken sins Her sweet innocence lost, humiliated and scorned, Dawn is desperate to find Jimmy again and away the wicked lies that will change all their lives forever

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    1. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestI missed out on V.C. Andrews as a teen, so I'm accumulating as many of them as I can now. You know, for science. So far, I've mostly been reading the ones that were originally written by V.C. herself and not her ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman. The Dollanganger series was excellent and so was her one standalone book, MY SWEET AUDRINA. HIDDEN JEWEL was a Neiderman effort, but I thought that one was reasonably okay, even if it lacked that special bran [...]

    2. I noticed V. C. Andrews' books seem to all follow the same pattern: rags to riches storyline, woman on woman hating, incest, beautiful main characters, a grand manor or two, wicked older women (usually a grandmother), Queen Bitch mean girls, school dramas and boy dramas.So basically, reading Dawn is pretty much like reading Dark Angel and Flowers in the Attic all over again.Argh, why am I still coming back for more?And why must the heroine keep suffering and suffering and suffering throughout th [...]

    3. I keep wondering why in the world V.C. Andrews books are so popular, and I keep wondering why I buy them at garage sales, and then I finish one and realize they are such campy trash and I love them."Dawn" is no exception. Even though this was one of the books ghostwritten after Andrews' death, it follows the same basic elements of any classic Andrews novel: Innocent fair-haired protagonist, rags to riches story, incredibly talented and attractive youths, evil old woman, and a whole lotta incest. [...]

    4. This whole series could be great. It has all the elements: mystery, deceit, betrayal. Unfortunately, it was written by Andrew Neiderman, the person Andrews' family chose to continue her legacy. Why they chose a man, particularly this man, is beyond me. The writing is terrible. The dialog is unbelievable and idiotic and makes all the characters (especially Dawn) appear incredibly stupid. Just very bad.

    5. Nehodnotím. Nevím totiž jak. Kniha to byla čtivá, ale sem tam jsem se fakt smála tomu, co autorka vyplodila. :D Nejvíc výstižné pro tenhle příběh je slovo INCEST. Jako fakt. Ale jestliže se do toho pustíte, tak se nenechte ze začátku zmást. Počkejte si, ono to přijde. :D

    6. This book is in my favorites section and I feel the need to explain it's more for sentimental value not actually the greatness of the writing.In 7th grade while all my friends were into the Sweet Valley High books, I was devouring the world of V.C. Andrews. It’s something about the lonely, outcast, but talented orphan, finding her "real" family which happens to ridiculously rich. Of course her real family treats her horribly because of the "secret scandal" which expunged her from the family in [...]

    7. This was my favorite book when I was 15. I remember a friend giving me this book, and how our parents let us read it honestly having no clue of the content. My friend and I would sit on the phone for hours laughing at the authors use of the word "hardness"Yes we were that mature!Recently I reread it and sadly the book didn't stand the test of time. I can reread Flowers in The Attic over and over again, but somehow I just can't read 90% of the books done by Andrews' ghost writer.As far as Dawn I [...]

    8. Wow, is this story ever dramatic! As a pre-teen, the original VC Andrew's books made me ache with emotional pain but now that I'm, eh, a little older they seem rather silly. The world Andrew's creates is so damned black & white, good vs. evil, innocent or black-heart it's nearly laughable. I do miss those innocent days of old when I could read this book and fall for Philip Cutler along with Dawn instead of screaming, "He's a smarmy bastard who is going to ruin you! For god sakes Dawn he felt [...]

    9. OMG THIS SERIES!Honestly if you love the drama and gossip this series is for you. I read this series when I was 14 and boy did it change my views on a lot of things. I don't even know what to rate this book to be honest because I read them so long ago. The plot goes way past anything you would imagine, full of secrets, betrayals, deaths, illness, incest, poor, rich, love, rape, torture, pregnancy, business, friends LITERALLY EVERYTHING GUYS, THIS SERIES HAS GOT IT. This series really kept me spi [...]

    10. Kur buvus, kur nebuvus aš ir vėl imuosi V.C. Andrews knygų. Šį kartą bibliotekoje užmačiau dar vieną keistą viršelį su nuliūdusia mergaite ir pikta senele (gan įprastas Andrews motyvas) na, ir nesusilaikiau Kaip jau šimtą kartų sakiau - tos knygos yra mano mažytė saldi nuodėmė, kurios kartas nuo karto griebiuosi pavargusi nuo detektyvų ir fantastikų. Kaip vienas knygų apžvalgininkas rašė: "Aš puikiai suvokiu, kad Andrews knygos yra praktiškai vienodos ir, vieną pers [...]

    11. Dawn is just another Flowers in the Attic, using too-close-for-comfort brother/sister relationships as perverse shock value which, after reading a number of VC Andrews' books, gets really repetitive and annoying. Her books always have a prissy rich family full of dysfunction, and some sort of weird possible incest

    12. After VC Andrews died, it was left to Andrew Neiderman to finish the four books she had started but did not finish. After he did so, he wrote this book. It is supposed to have been based off notes and outlines left by VC before her untimely death. I know that some people were unhappy with Neiderman for this book and series, but I feel that the Cutler series reflected Neiderman's best efforts. It's clear that he put a lot of effort into this series as compared to his later works which consist of [...]

    13. I usually enjoy Andrew Neiderman VC Andrews, and this was no different: I flipped through this in a day and it was fun. I know 1 star is harsh, but it was so obvious he wasn't even trying. There wasn't enough fucked-up-shit for it to be amusing, and it was so cliched and juvenile that it felt like Sweet Valley High without all the craziness that makes VC Andrews interesting. I'll be completely honest, from what I've read, Andrew Neiderman is a competent writer. He's no literary genius, but I can [...]

    14. I don't know why I ever try to read serious books. It should be all V.C. Andrews, all the time. It's like watching an episode of Maury Povich or Jerry Springer, only better because you're reading it and improving your mind at the same time!Dawn is exactly like Heaven (from V.C. Andrews' Casteel series) except she's blonde instead of brunette and lives in Richmond, Virginia instead of the West Virginia mountains. Everything else the same -- dirt-poor upbringing, secret wealthy parents, mean girls [...]

    15. My sister had a box of books in her closet and the only reason I picked this up is because my name was the title! Little did I know what I was about to get myself into! All of V.C. Andrews' books (be it the ones she wrote or the ghost writers after her) are quite interesting. As soon as I finished this book, I was hooked on all her others. I've fallen off the wagon the past year or two, but I hope to catch up to them all.

    16. I think in my pre-teen years I read all the VC Andrews books with my best-friend Trish at my side. love you trish!

    17. Dawn is probably the worst book VC Andrews never wrote. It's the story of an impoverished vagabond who lives in Virginia with her parents and brother and sister. Her father gets a job as a janitor at a fancy private school, and Dawn and her brother Jimmy can go for free. Surprise, surprise, it's full of snobs and they hate Dawn and her brother. Everyone except a totally hot dude! I never realized while reading this in middle school how fast Dawn's romance with Philip progresses - they eat peanut [...]

    18. Another book I found in an old pile from high school. Ugh, I can't believe adults let me read these. While I don't remember VC Andrews books as graphic, they were full of incestuous brother-sister relationships. Why did anyone read these? And there are about a million different VC Andrews series. Sadly, I owned several. In hardback. They might have been gifts! I packed them off to Goodwill, as I can't toss (or burn, ha) even bad, bad books.

    19. Basically my eldest sister owned a copy of this book and I managed to sneak it out of her possession and read it when I was around 14-15 years. I am not sure how I will like this book now but back then I quite enjoyed it. The plot had everything to get me interested at that point of time but never did get around to reading the entire series though

    20. I love this book!Dawn was an amazing book. The characters were either likeable and unlikeable. This book was something that V.C. Andrews would write. I loved this book and I can't wait to read the rest of the Cutler series.

    21. Dawn was an excellent book when I was younger - now not so much. I will always remember that I kept reading the beginning of the book, enchanted by how Andrews wrote. She was a likeable character pushed into some strange situations, classic Andrews.

    22. incompletetales.tumblr/posI do not recommend this series unless you enjoy soap operas and you’re most recent favourite show just got cancelled, and maybe then you will find this to your liking.

    23. This was a reread for me and even though I enjoyed it , it was nothing like the first time I picked this book up with all the twists and turns.

    24. reading this book made me feel mature and i tried imagining myself into the situationsat was a great dealhats off to V.C.Andrewsd especially to Dawn!!

    25. Une nouvelle saga qui, comme toujours, déracine l'héroïne, Aurore. La jeune fille découvre alors que ceux qu'elle pensait être sa famille ne le sont en fait pas. En même temps, vu comment son "frère" la regarde ça vaut mieux ( erf, le fait de vivre dans une telle promiscuité n'aide pas) . Bon, la bonne nouvelle, c'est que la famille d'Aurore est riche. La mauvaise c'est que son petit ami est en fait son frère Ce qui, comme vous pouvez l'imaginer risque de poser un tas de problèmes San [...]

    26. I didn't like how it was a repeat of many things from other V. C. Andrews books but it kept me interested and hard to stop reading.

    27. This is a re-read for me. I think the last time I read this, I was in late high school or early college. For a really spoilery snarky recap, go here. This review will contain basic spoilers.Plot & PacingI remembered the overall plot pretty well, even after all of the this time. It's very similar to a mashup of the plots from V.C. Andrews' earlier works but with new characters, at a different setting, and some changes. The plot was a little slow in the beginning but was necessary for building [...]

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