Bittersweet Dreams

Bittersweet Dreams

by V. C. Andrews

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From V.C. Andrews, bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic (the first in a series of Lifetime movie events about the Dollanganger family), comes the tale of a gifted teenager who finds that mastering high school is much easier than mastering her heart.

Mayfair Cummings is young, beautiful, and brilliant. But her intelligence makes her the outcast of both the private school she attends and the broken family she hopes to salvage. When she catches the eye of both a popular senior and her handsome English teacher, not even her brilliant mind can help her navigate the explosive new relationships she is forming, or a scandal that is brewing…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451650907
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 196,377
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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, as well as Beneath the Attic, Out of the Attic, and Shadows of Foxworth as part of the fortieth anniversary celebration. There are more than eighty V.C. Andrews novels, which have sold over 107 million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty-five foreign languages. Join the conversation about the world of V.C. Andrews at

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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Bittersweet Dreams 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting view of a genius dealing with teen emotions, plus facing situations with bullies and sexual awareness. Family, step-family, death, friendship, education, depression, anorexia, psychology.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Bittersweet Dreams (Mass Market Paperback) by V.C. Andrews After reading Corliss and Donna reading Bittersweet was a more intricate and detailed back story of a character entering Spindrift school. This tale of the foils and faults of astronomical intelligence in young children is a great warning and something schools should study in an attempt to understand the flaws in the education system. My brother was a gifted student, he was required/requested to conduct self study in the library because he was above the level of the teachers teaching him and surpassing his classmates. He did not succeed because he was not self motivated despite his intelligence. There has been many occurrences of this throughout the educational system. The problem is that gifted students are another problem for over burdened teachers. Their adaptation to lessons is sometimes above the focus of grade level teachers, and when they do not have the resources to get challenging material. Another aspect that this book looks into is how society views the remarkably intelligent. The idea because they can study and understand academic material above their chronological age does not mean they are capable of handling the mature and pit holes of adult life. Mayfair is beautiful, intelligent and engaging, young woman taken advantage of by her teachers, her stepmother and her school. They spent more time bragging about her intelligence than really protecting her or guiding her. The failing of her father to be her advocate, because he was overwhelmed is a warning to all parents. Don’t let compromise be the downfall of how you handle your children. This book is a great warning for parents, teachers and administrators, and example to society exploitation of the young, the intelligent and the gifted.