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Runaways by V. C. Andrews

Runaways (edition 1998)

by V. C. Andrews (Author)

Series: Orphans (5)

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Authors:V. C. Andrews (Author)
Info:Pocket Books (1998), 352 pages
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Runaways by V. C. Andrews



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This is an entertaining series, but you can tell that her ghost writer wrote it. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
All Four Girls Band Together for Freedom

You may want to read the four books about each of the girls in this book before reading this, although I did read this novel first.
In a place where girls are casted aside, too old and unwanted for adoption, the place where these four girls end up seems to be one of the bad ones. I found myself hating what they were subjected to and rooting as they plotted, then escaped for freedom. Their journey to find the elusive freedom and themselves is undesirable. As a reader, you get caught up right with them, living through their pain, feeling their happiness, cheering them on and groaning with their failures or disappointments. It is a seemingly realistic book to a point, although I have never been in any such situation and it is a book that I highly recommend. ( )
  eeminxs | May 27, 2016 |
Wasn't sure how I'd like this one - all of the 4 individual orphan books coming together to one - but it was surprisingly good. A+ ( )
  Melins09 | Feb 14, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671007637, Mass Market Paperback)

The spellbinding Orphans series concludes in this thrilling new novel from V.C. Andrews®...

"All for one and one for all" was the girls' motto. In the grim foster home for orphans run by Louise and Gordon Tooey, at least Brooke, Crystal, Raven, and Butterfly had each other. Calling themselves "sisters," together they could forget the past and dream of a new chance...a real home. Then they discovered a secret even more haunting than Gordon's heavy boots pounding on the wooden floors. Their fragile hopes of a better life shattered, they escaped the only way they could. Soon they were runaways in a borrowed car, desperately wishing to wake up one morning in a place of sunshine and love.

Raven hoped to be a singer, Butterfly wanted to be a dancer, Crystal planned for college, and Brooke privately hoped to find her mother in California. On the open road the chains of sadness that had bound them seemed to melt away, and the kindness of strangers made a secure future seem almost real. But the highway was a dangerous place, and soon they were penniless and more vulnerable than ever. Alone under the wide western sky, they had only each other to ask if they should give up their dreams...or if they were really halfway to a haven of safety and happiness....

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Brooke, Crystal, Raven, and Butterfly know they can't take any more abuse from their foster parents, so the girls develop a plan to run away and start their lives over again in California. Along the way the girls learn they can't run from their past, because it will always be chasing them.… (more)

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