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By V.C. Andrews | Comments: ( 991 ) | Date: ( Feb 27, 2020 )

All she wanted was to be someone s little girl Fate made her a lonely orphan, yearning for the embrace of a real family and a loving home But a golden chance at a new life may not be enough to escape the dark secrets of her past

  • Title: Butterfly
  • Author: V.C. Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780671020293
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

V.C. Andrews

Books published under the following names Virginia Andrews, V Andrews, Virginia C Andrews V.C Endrius Books since her death ghost written by Andrew Neiderman, but still attributed to the V.C Andrews nameVirginia Cleo Andrews born Cleo Virginia Andrews was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man who opened a tool and die business after retirement, and Lillian Lilnora Parker Andrews, a telephone operator She spent her happy childhood years in Portsmouth, Virginia, living briefly in Rochester, New York The Andrews family returned to Portsmouth while Virginia was in high school.While a teenager, Virginia suffered a tragic accident, falling down the stairs at her school and incurred severe back injuries Arthritis and a failed spinal surgical procedure forced her to spend most of her life on crutches or in a wheelchair.Virginia excelled in school and, at fifteen, won a scholarship for writing a parody of Tennyson s Idylls of the King She proudly earned her diploma from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth After graduation, she nurtured her artistic talent by completing a four year correspondence art course while living at home with her family.After William Andrews died in the late 1960s, Virginia helped to support herself and her mother through her extremely successful career as a commercial artist, portrait painter, and fashion illustrator.Frustrated with the lack of creative satisfaction that her work provided, Virginia sought creative release through writing, which she did in secret In 1972, she completed her first novel, The Gods of the Green Mountain sic , a science fantasy story It was never published Between 1972 and 1979, she wrote nine novels and twenty short stories, of which only one was published I Slept with My Uncle on My Wedding Night , a short fiction piece, was published in a pulp confession magazine.Promise gleamed over the horizon for Virginia when she submitted a 290,000 word novel, The Obsessed, to a publishing company She was told that the story had potential, but needed to be trimmed and spiced up a bit She drafted a new outline in a single night and added unspeakable things my mother didn t want me to write about The ninety eight page revision was re titled Flowers in the Attic and she was paid a 7,500 advance Her new generation Gothic novel reached the bestseller lists a mere two weeks after its 1979 paperback publication by Pocket Books.Petals on the Wind, her sequel to Flowers, was published the next year, earning Virginia a 35,000 advance The second book remained on the New York Times bestseller list for an unbelievable nineteen weeks Flowers also returned to the list These first two novels alone sold over seven million copies in only two years The third novel of the Dollanganger series, If There Be Thorns, was released in 1981, bringing Virginia a 75,000 advance It reached No 2 on many bestseller lists within its first two weeks.Taking a break from the chronicles of Chris and Cathy Dollanganger, Virginia published her one, and only, stand alone novel, My Sweet Audrina, in 1982 The book welcomed an immediate success, topping the sales figures of her previous novels Two years later, a fourth Dollanganger novel was released, Seeds of Yesterday According to the New York Times, Seeds was the best selling fiction paperback novel of 1984 Also in 1984, V.C Andrews was named Professional Woman of the Year by the city of Norfolk, Virginia.Upon Andrews s death in 1986, two final novels Garden of Shadows and Fallen Hearts were published These two novels are considered the last to bear the V.C Andrews name and to be almost completely written by A

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  • ✌ Ashley ☠

    I really did feel bad for poor Janet. If Celine were really such an experienced dancer, she would know that it takes longer for a girl to become as advanced as she expected Janet to be. I just don't get her motivation. She wanted a daughter to become the ballerina that she couldn't but surely she knew that wouldn't satisfy her. And how cruel was Sanford to just give her back? You can't do that to a child. Dimitri was absolutely horrible.

  • Liz

    This is the book that started it all I remember shopping with my mom in Bradlees and convincing her to buy me this book. I devoured it and ended up loving the craziness of V.C. Andrews' world. This is the book that taught me it's ok to read whatever you want!

  • Jwls Mac Ray

    Love all V.C. Andrews book. In this book I was rooting for Janet all the way through. I really want to know what happens to her after this. Excellent writing as always. Great characters with lots of emotion.

  • Lane

    I have read a couple of V.C. Andrews books, and this is my least favorite so far. The whole book was very predictable. In Andrews' other book i could never guess what was going to happen in the next scene. In butterfly i completely guessed the ending after the first 3 chapters. This is the first book in the Orphan series. I haven't started to read the 2nd book, but hopefully that book is more upbeat and interesting. Butterfly took me awhile to get through, because jt was very slow and predictabl [...]

  • Bee Skuta

    Butterfly, by V.C. Andrews, is the first of four books in the "Orphan" series. I had read "Flowers in the Attic", by the same author, in the past. I found the Orphan series at a local thrift store and bought them immediately. I had expected the series to be just as odd and disturbing (in a good way), as Flowers in the Attic was maybe the series gets better, but Butterfly wasn't as good as I had expected.Don't get me wrong; it's not bad it's just not fantastic either. The read itself is short. I [...]

  • M.M. Strawberry Reviews

    On its own - as a novel geared for an younger audience and having an interesting story - this book isn't a bad read. However, as part of the VCA collection, it is unacceptable. Mr. Neiderman should have written this series under his own name, or under a different nom de plume to attract a younger crowd. This does not even begin to compare to the Dollanganger or Casteel series, and is a far cry from even the recently-published-before-this Logan series.The story of Janet is mildly interesting and [...]

  • Emcwriter12 caltiere

    So far I am on the second book of the mini orphan series. Butterfly has been the best book I've ever read since I was born. I highly recomend this book to any who likes a twist. If you are the peppist girl or boy in the world I suggest you go for something happy like How I changed my life by todd strasser. Butterfly is about an orphan who is adopted by celine and sanford. Her mom was injured in a car accident and could no longer live her dream. Celine adopted butterfly to live her dream. Which w [...]

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life

    When I read these novels back in the day I would have given them 3-3.5 STARS and now would say about one StarI started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003. I have read:-Dollanganger Series-Casteel Series-Cutler Series-Landry Series-Logan Series-Orphans Series-Wildflowers Series-Hudson Series-Shooting Stars Series-DeBeers Series-Broken Wings SeriesAs a preteen reading these novels was a rebellion and the gothic theme also seemed cool. I stopped reading this author because [...]

  • Brooklyn Tayla

    Actual rating 2 and a half stars.I must admit; this started out really well! The premise was great and atmospheric and I had high hopes that it would be spooky and full of tragedy. Alas, it was not to be. I was disappointed by the lack of spookiness throughout and kept reading in the hopes that something crazy scary and sad would happen, but it didn't. However, I'll keep reading this author, because I have enjoyed her primary works.

  • Jessica Banker

    The orphans series is a wonderful drama series by vc andrews. she knows how to twist a tail of deception lies lust love drama sadness fear and many other emotions. you will know the main character as if she was you quite enjoyable!

  • Jill Madsen

    I love easy reads wonder how many people have or adopt children with the hopes of them living out the dreams they couldn't fulfill and what impact that has

  • Julie

    Short enough to read in one sitting which was a bonus. However, I don't have anything great to say about this book just an interesting way to waste an hour or so.

  • Jane Argentaro

    Excellent Series of books, feel sorry for these Orphans

  • Tazzie Dee

    Janet had lived in the orphanage all her life & had always wished that she would be adopted by a loving family. Her wish finally came true when she was 12 when she was adopted by the Delorice’s. Her adopted father, Sanford, was a handsome and kind man. And her adopted mother, Celine, was a beautiful woman who was confined to a wheelchair. But behind Celine’s beauty lies a controlling and emotionally abusive woman. Celine wanted to relive her youth and push Janet into being the famous bal [...]

  • Irene Webb

    I really liked this book. The main character was so sweet and relatable in a way. I loved her. I think the way she reacted to things and the way she felt was like what an orphan would be like. It was interesting to see such a toxic family environment and it didn't matter that they were rich. I liked seeing the mothers mental illness especially at the end. I really liked the father, he was good to her even with his mistakes. What happened with the older boy dancer was an interesting turn and it w [...]

  • Mags

    The main character in this book is charming and in some ways, relatable. I think the way she reacted to situations and the way she felt was believable. Andrews did a great job being descriptive. She went into complete detail with the characters and atmosphere. Because of her other books being dark I was expecting it to be darker than what it was. I enjoyed the ending, but this book was predictable. I like the cliff hanger. It left me wanting to read the next book to find out what happens.

  • Rebecca Chambers

    I'm biased I know. vc andrews is my guilty pleasure. This was a quick read and I'm happy to find out there is a series of these books and the 4 main characters come together in the 5th book!I would have given 5 stars like most vc andrews I read but I have to admit it was pretty predictable

  • Eva

    Always enjoying the fucked up worlds V.C. writes about. Never really good, but always fun enough and/or disturbing enough. On to the next!

  • Narneh

    Why did I do this to myself. Oh well. Now I remember why I wasnt interested when I was a young teenager.

  • Courtney

    Buckle up, this is going to be a doozy. Confession: I'm a sucker for ballet and ballerina books. I can't help it. So when Butterfly was sitting in my neighborhoods Little Free Library, I picked it up and took it home knowing nothing about it. I wish I had read the cover more carefully. "Orphan Ministries" is not something I would say is up my alley as far as reading material, because of how overly stereotyped it can be. This book personifies all stereotypes. Note: I'm a mother through adoption, [...]

  • Elusive

    In ‘Butterfly’, Janet is an orphan who looks smaller than her actual age (soon to be thirteen). Like every other orphan, she constantly hopes that a loving couple would adopt her thus giving her all the love and warmth she has been yearning for. One fateful day, her wish comes true but she quickly realizes that it comes with a priceThis story had an aptly depressing atmosphere right from the very first page. Young Janet is always bullied by the other kids in the orphanage due to her dwarf-li [...]

  • Jess

    "Butterfly" is the first novel in the "Orphans" mini-series, which consists of four novellas and ends with the full-length novel "Runaways". Even though this series seems to be aimed towards even younger girls than Andrews' other novels, this book was actually pretty decent and showed more themes and issues than incest and sexual assault. Yay!Janet, an orphan since birth, is adopted by Sanford and Celine Delorice, a wealthy couple with no children. Celine was a professional dancer but was injure [...]

  • Ilse

    a quick read. liked it.

  • Rissy

    Summary: Janet Taylor is almost thirteen but she looks like she's only nine or ten. She can't remember anything about her parents and can only remember always being an orphan. But all she's ever wanted was a Mother and Father to love her.Everyone seems to look Janet over when they come looking for a child to adopt. She's small and quiet and no one thinks she'll ever get chosen. Then one day Mr. and Mrs. Delorice come and request her. She leaves with Celine and Sanford Delorice the same day.Insta [...]

  • Mackenzie

    I recently reread this for the first time in a few years and, having seen some of the other reviews on here, for this book and quite a few of 'her' others, I know that a lot of the VC Andrews mini series are seen as sub-par. That said, I don't think Butterfly was terrible. (The Orphans series has always been one of my favorite.) Sometimes Janet got on my nerves a little The way she sometimes worded things definitely made it seem like she was younger or underdeveloped in more than a physical sens [...]

  • Shelley

    Janet was whisked away from the orphanage by a wonderful set of new parents and dropped in a storybook setting.or so it seemed. But as is the case with this series, there is always something not quite right with the situation. Janet's new mother is obsessed with turning Janet into a prima ballerina like she used to be before a car accident left her in a wheelchair. Janet tries her best to meet all the expectations that are set on her. When she fails to get it all done, her mother has a meltdown [...]

  • Michelle

    The only life that 12 year old Janet has ever known is being in an orphanage. Small for her age and timid, nicknamed Butterfly, she has given up hopes of ever finding parents to adopt and love her. However she dares to dream that the beautiful couple Mr Sanford & Celine Delorice will be the family she always wanted. Sanford is well known and respected in the community and makes the arrangements for Janet to be taken from the orpanage the same day. Celine, once a famous ballerina, is in a whe [...]

  • Kimberly

    VC Andrews has always been a favorite of mine since my childhood days. I have read (and re-read) all of her books, and although I am much older now and find that some of her work is better than others, I still enjoy the twists and turns, strangeness and mystery that continues to captivate my interest.With that being said - it might also explain why I find the ghostwriter's quality of work lacking and less memorable than Andrews true writing, especially with the newer, more modern series. If your [...]

  • Liz

    A pretty good read over all. I know I'm reading V.C. Andrews series out of order from when they were published, but it's only because it was the order I could get ahold of them. This is a series that was written before the carelessness of Neiderman totally took hold. I really don't want to sound mean but its true. I liked Janet, the main character, but I expected the plot to end differently, but I'm not the worlds best plot-guesser. It is good for a quick read, if you want a little strangeness b [...]

  • Rebecca Joy

    It has been nearly 18 years since I first read this book. (Wow, that makes me feel old!) I first picked up this book as 12 year old in 1998 - it was my first foray into the world of VC Andrews. 'Butterfly' follows the typical VC Andrews formula - the scandal, the beautiful but ill fated protagonist, disapproving grandparents, the riches and glamour and a whole lot of crazy in the form of tyrannical parent figure Celine. This book still holds up nearly 20 years later. No, it's not great literatur [...]

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