Broken Flower (Early Spring Series #1)

Broken Flower (Early Spring Series #1)

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by V. C. Andrews
     
 

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Living with her parents and brother in her Grandmother Emma's enormous mansion, Jordan March tries to be a good girl and follow her grandmother's strict rules. But one day, without warning, Jordan's body begins to change -- and everyone notices her in a way that seems dark, dangerous, and threatening. Suddenly the March family secrets are unleashed, and Jordan is

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Living with her parents and brother in her Grandmother Emma's enormous mansion, Jordan March tries to be a good girl and follow her grandmother's strict rules. But one day, without warning, Jordan's body begins to change -- and everyone notices her in a way that seems dark, dangerous, and threatening. Suddenly the March family secrets are unleashed, and Jordan is ashamed and afraid that her soft curves are unwelcome indeed. Now Grandmother Emma sets out to make Jordan pay for her family's past mistakes, sending her world spinning wildly out of control...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416500537
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Series:
Early Spring Series, #1
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of Flowers in the Attic, first in the renowned Dollanganger family series which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. The family saga continues with Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger, and Secret Brother. V.C. Andrews has written more than seventy novels, which have sold more than 106 million copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five foreign languages.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 6, 1923
Date of Death:
December 19, 1986
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, Virginia
Place of Death:
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Broken Flower (Early Spring Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
astucity More than 1 year ago
I have been reading V.C Andrews for over 20 years. In fact, my first "adult" book I picked out when I was 11 years old was V.C Andrews' book Heaven, the first in the Casteel series. So, needless to say, my expectations were high, and my hopes were even higher. Jordan March is your typical 6 year old girl, except she lives in a very large and beautiful mansion that is lorded over by her grandmother. Her mother, father, and brother, Ian, also live there along with her. Suddenly, Jordan's life turns upside down when at that young age she gets her first menstrual cycle. Her mother, in fear that her grandmother will think she is a freak, hides it from her while her father buries his head in a hole pretending it didn't happen. Her grandmother, however, soon finds out and takes over her medical treatment to help stunt the hormonal imbalance. Shortly into the book, Jordan's mother finds out that her father has been having an affair with a woman and she calls for a divorce. Her grandmother, not having that in the slightest, goes to talk with her mother and she agrees after several veiled threats to end the divorce proceedings. During that time where her parents were supposedly patching things up, they are in a terrible car accident on their way home, finding out Jordan's brother, Ian, was molesting her. No it doesn't get any happier. After her parents are both taken to the hospital, her father paralyzed, her mother in a coma brain damaged, Jordan and Ian are sent back to the mansion with a nanny, who is a terrible and nasty woman further damaging poor Jordan in nightmarish ways that are reminiscent to old nun horror stories. It still doesn't get any happier. Ian, who I figured out to be a total sociopath, throws a hissy fit and poisons the nanny with strychnine while she sleeps therefore getting sent away to a home for the juvenile criminally insane. That's about all I can say story wise without giving away where this book in the series ends. However, I'd like to add a few things before you think about reading this book; this book deals with child sexuality both with Jordan going through puberty and being molested by two different people, like with all of the V.C Andrews books there is no happy ending and probably never will be, and it's written by a ghost writer since the woman died, well, years ago. I have read some critics getting in a tizzy over the child sexuality thing but a point to make here again is that all of her books have dealt with this before in some way or another. Maybe not so blatantly or so young, but it's been there. So, if you are a little faint of heart about this subject matter I don't recommend this author at all. Flowers in the Attic was a good example of this. Heads up, in the end of that particular series, Cathy marries her brother Chris and has children with him so I don't exactly see what the fuss is about here. If you can stomach that, you can stomach this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a V.C. Andrews lover! I have read 4 of her complete sets, and i got the new 'Broken Flower' and it is nothing but trash. A young girl, 6 yrs old, is being touched and molested by a 16 year old girl, and her brother touches and feels on her who is 13. I have read many of her books, but this does drawn a line at child pron! AWFUL! It should not be sold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'v read almost all V.C. Andrews books and this is my least favorite. It was too disturbing because the child was too young and it turned my stomach because of the inproper content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of VCAs early books & loved them but i did not really enjoy this one. Not very exciting. The ghost writer is not doing a very good job anymore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book moved a little slow, and I had a hard time getting into the story at times. It could've been because I had just finished the Dollangager series, which was superb. However the story had its interesting points, althought the plot wasn't clear throughout the book and the end seemed to leave a lot of unanswered questions that made you wonder if the first half of the book could have been cut out. I would consider reading the sequal, Scattered Leaves.
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Slumps to the groound with her eyes closed
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P I E
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Walked in hey swift hey guys do want a ride on my shoulder i dont hurt u swear
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"Is everyone alright?" He asked, his eyes sliding onto Smokeykit.<br> <p>^Jagged^
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ELLA IS A NICE TWOLEG!!! DONT HURT HER!!
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vdhrbh More than 1 year ago
I have read and own MANY of this author's books. Even though they all have the same plot and characters, I'm always drawn to them as the story is always compelling in a way. This one started a bit slow but I did get into it around the middle and really enjoyed it overall, although not one of the best.
Linda Walters More than 1 year ago
Its good for adults and some children. I a child my self bud did not like it as much as her other books. This book realy did suprise my. From books I've read it doesn't fit vc very much but still I did enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was nothing that I expected - in not a good way. Like most of VC Andrews other books, I expected the girl to be an adult rather soon or at least a teenager... but no. instead it dealt with a 7 yr olds sexuality in a rather grotesque way. As someone who was sexually abused as a child, this book was very disturbing in the way it was written. Ive read many VC andrews books/series and have always loved them, but this one... was just wrong. Even dispite the uncomfortable topic, it was a slow moving and dull story. I ended up not reading more than halfway, and wouldn't have even read that far but I dont like to stop reading after starting a book... but this one... just couldn't read more. Kept hoping the girl would get much older but no. Not a book I would suggest to anyone. Badly written.
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