The Unwelcomed Child #BookReview

Disclosure:  I participated in this post on behalf of Simon & Schuster, who provided product in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

The Unwelcomed Child
  written by V.C. Andrews
  Hardcover, 400 Pages
  Fiction, January 2014

My mother had looked into the face of evil so many times she knew what it was. It was me. I was born without a soul. . . .

Elle Edwards grew up believing that because of her mother’s sinful ways she was born without a soul; that’s why she was abandoned and left in the care of Grandmother Myra and Grandfather Prescott, who try to ensure her evil will not infect them—by raising her in a virtual prison.

Because her days are occupied with homeschooling, strict religious studies, and vigorous housekeeping in their upstate New York home, Elle knows practically nothing of the outside world, even as she emerges as a young woman with impressive artistic talent.

But when she makes a secret, forbidden connection to vacationers at the nearby lake—a handsome boy and his precocious twin sister—Elle’s world will shatter. Will discovering the truths about her past send her future plummeting to hell?

V.C. Andrews a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of the spellbinding classic Flowers in the Attic. That blockbuster novel began the renowned Dollanganger family saga, which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than seventy novels in nearly twenty bestselling series. Her novels have sold more than 106 million copies and have been translated into twenty-two foreign languages.

My Thoughts
I've read several of V.C. Andrews books and really ejoyed them.  This one was a little different.  It seemed slow to me and I was constantly waiting for something big to happen.  It follows the life of a teen girl who has always been put under the microscope of her grandmother, thanks to her mother who abandoned her.  She has grown up secluded from everyone and told continually how bad she was.  Things change after she meets twins who are staying in town on vacation.  I Rated This Book:  2.5/5 Stars.

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