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YMMV / V. C. Andrews

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The Ghostwriter

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Mayfair Cummings from Bittersweet Dreams a stifled genius desperate for justice against the teacher who took advantage of her? Or is she an Evil Genius dabbling into Manipulative Bastard to act out against her Wicked Stepmother?
  • Archive Panic: Though there were only seven books by Andrews herself published in her lifetime (plus the posthumously-published Gods of Green Mountain), putting in the books and short stories from the ghostwriter equals 93 stories under Andrews' name in total being published since 1979. And there are still more coming...
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  • Contested Sequel: Considering the amount of sequels, different people are going to have breaking off points.
  • Seasonal Rot: Fans have been quick to point out the declining quality of recent books published under Andrews' name, especially in the last few years.
  • Tear Jerker: Many of the deaths, such as Carrie's in Petals On The Wind, Paul's in All That Glitters, and Laura's in Music Of The Night.
  • What an Idiot!: Semantha in the Heavenstone series is a particularly bad example. She is drugged and raped by a boy her sister hired so that Semantha could conceive the family heir. You'd expect Semantha to pick up on the many, many obvious signs of what has happened and that her sister and doctor are lying about the pregnancy being a "phantom" pregnancy caused by psychological stress. Instead: the plan works perfectly.

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