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Three girls from different worlds with one thing in common: They were born to be wild. Robin...With a mom who's more absorbed in her singing career than in her own daughter, Robin's left to her own devices when the two move to Nashville. That's where her mom hopes to strike gold -- and where Robin finds nothing but trouble. Teal...This rich girl will do anything to get herThree girls from different worlds with one thing in common: They were born to be wild. Robin...With a mom who's more absorbed in her singing career than in her own daughter, Robin's left to her own devices when the two move to Nashville. That's where her mom hopes to strike gold -- and where Robin finds nothing but trouble. Teal...This rich girl will do anything to get her parents' attention...even break the law. But after she takes things too far for the guy she adores, Teal loses their trust completely -- and is treated like a prisoner in her own home. Now there may be only one way out. Phoebe...She's the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, trying to make it in a fast new crowd. She moved in with her aunt to make a fresh start. But now her biggest mistake may be to trust a charming rich boy who could ruin her life and destroy her reputation forever. Meet Robin, Teal, and Phoebe again in the exciting sequel to Broken Wings -- look for Midnight Flight, coming soon from V.C. Andrews® and Pocket Star Books!...

Title : Broken Wings
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ISBN : 9780671039974
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Number of Pages : 480 Pages
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Broken Wings Reviews

  • Sarah Marie
    2018-12-14 10:54

    Broken Wings by V.C. AndrewsFirst in the Broken Wings Duology2.5 starsBroken Wings follows three girls: Robin, Teal, and Phoebe. These girls are different from one another, but they have one thing in common they’ve been sent to a facility for girls who should be in jail. Each girl recounts her story of how she got to where she is and why. Robin has a mom who’s more into her singing than taking care of her daughter. Since Robin’s left on her own she’s pretty much done whatever she wants. When her mom makes her pack her bags and move to Nashville for her mom’s career, Robin only finds trouble. Teal is a rich girl who will do anything to get her parent’s attention… even break the law. After she goes too far in breaking the rules for a guy she cares about, Teal loses the only little bit of trust she had. Phoebe is the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She moved in with her aunt to make a fresh start in hopes of making her dad proud and not being like her mother. When she trusts a charming rich boy who ruins her life and reputation, she concocts a plan to make him pay. Broken Wings was told in three parts and each part focused on one of the girls and her story. I enjoyed Broken Wings, but I did some reservations about it. I think my biggest one was Teal’s story. I skimmed through her story and I didn’t find it interesting, which is why it’s only four stars instead of five.Whimsical Writing Scale: 3The main female characters are Robin, Teal, and Phoebe. Robin was my favorite character of the novel. Yes, she had flaws, but isn’t she supposed to? The whole point of the story is to tell the story about these girls who lives are a mess. I don’t think Robin’s mistake at the end of her story was a good choice. I understand her desire for attention, but what she did wasn’t a good idea and it made me disappointed. Teal was my least favorite character. I just didn’t like her. I started her story and she was already wasted and I was just like “Why? It seemed pointless.” I tried to get into her story, but by the third chapter of her story I just started skimming. Phoebe was a very raw character and she definitely made me feel more emotions than the other characters. Her story was truly heartbreaking. Phoebe’s life was just so unfair and heartbreaking. I cried for her and I’m not ashamed to admit it. She had it rough and not because of where she’s from, but because of all the things she had to put up with.Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: Robin- 4.25 Teal- 2.75 Phoebe- 4The main male characters were Keefer, Del, and Ashley. These boys were the catalyst for these girls’ problems. They literally pushed or helped pushed them over the edge. They were already pretty messed up and it seems likes these boys just made their problems worse. Keefer was my favorite boy of the three. Mostly because even though he was a jerk I liked him and somewhat sympathized with him at times. Del was nothing special and I completely forgot about him and his part in the book. Oops! I hate when I do that, but I did with Del he was nothing special or interesting. Ashley was the definition of jerk. I hated him for what he did to Phoebe and I wish he would’ve gotten hit by a bus.Swoon Worthy Scale: Keefer- 2 Del- 1 Ashley- DisgraceThe Villain- I think the villain can be considered the girls’ own mentality towards things and just everything in general they went through. The main problem with these girls though is their longing for love, attention, and affection. That’s what they’ve been lacking in their life and they crave it deeply. I’m sure they don’t even realize this, but it’s a common theme in each story. Or maybe you can consider the parents the villains. They neglected their kids. Robin's mom was even nicknamed Mother Dearest by her own daughter and she was just so nonchalant when it came to Robin. Teal's parents were obviously only worried about money and appearances. Phoebe's mom was a hot mess and her dad, well he tried the best he could. I don't think Phoebe's aunt helped Phoebe at all. In fact I think she just made it worse.Villain Scale: 2.5Character Scale: 3.5Broken Wings was a really good read and I don’t think it’s something V.C. Andrews would’ve written if she was alive, but I still enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading the sequel (whenever that may be). Plotastic Scale: 2.85Cover Thoughts: I don’t like the cover. I just don’t. Yeah it is original in some ways, but I just don’t like it. You know how there are just some things you look at and you just don’t like, well that’s how it is for me when I look at the cover.

  • Hava
    2018-12-08 11:37

    I used to love V.C. Andrew books as a teenager. I bought them as soon as they came out, and I savored the crazy/mixed up family situations and overly dramatic writing. I wondered how the books I loved as a teen would hold up. Well, they didn't. The writing(even for young adults) just keeps getting worse and worse. The girls are all cardboard cutouts, and I hate all the main characters. I didn't feel sorry for their predicaments at all. Mostly, I just wished they all died in a fire. I hated this book that much. I'm going to go back to my Joyce Carol Oates book now and wash out the bad taste this book left in my mouth.

  • Patti
    2018-12-04 10:51

    3 teenage girls,like any and all teenage girls,they are confused,are looking for attention,and most of all want to be loved and looked upon not as a child,but as a "person". To do this though,they do things that are not in their best interest. They get the police to go looking for them,get locked up in a jail cell,and eventually they get arrested for one thing or another. This gets to be too much for their parents/guardians to handle and off to the courts they go. The courts though have other ideas in their heads about what to do with these girls....This is where the story ends and you,if you wish,want to find out what happens to them,must pick up the sequel to this book and that's where "Midnight Flight" comes in.

  • Nicole (( lost in the book's world ))
    2018-12-01 10:49

    Eh...I did read it when I was young and I loved it.NOW...It's ok to me. YUPPER... I guess it's best books for preteen, not adult. Yeah.

  • Anne Marie
    2018-11-14 15:44

    Great story! At first, it reminded me of the Wildflowers series, since this book also was about troubled girls. This series focuses on three girls. Robin feels like no one cares or loves her. She doesn't know who her father is and her mother is only interested in becoming a singing star in Nashville. Her last straw is hooking up with a boy like her who wants to run away, but to get money, they hold up the store Robin works in and get caught. Teal is the rich girl in the story. She's given anything she wants, but love, time, and attention from her parents. As a matter of fact, the only way she seems to get any attention is to get into trouble. Her last straw is running away with a guy she likes after taking a large amount of money from her father's safe. Phoebe is sent to live with her aunt and uncle after her father can't take care of her when her mother leaves. She's gotten into trouble in the past, and seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time within the first few days of moving in with her aunt and uncle. Her last straw is injuring a boy who is coming on to her, then running away to visit her mom, in a drug rehab facility. These three girls are sent to a school that is supposed to help them not only avoid going to jail, but help them become better members of society and get their relationships back with their family. Next book should be exciting with the adventures in the school!

  • Liz
    2018-12-11 07:27

    I liked the idea of three bad girls who obviously all end up together at some point. Even though they were all apparently "from different worlds", it seemed like all the things they did were unoriginally similar. The most reoccuring thing was shoplifting, they all three did it and it seemed like minimal thought was put into what they did. The characters problems were all different it seemed, though, with their families.What I also noticed were that some of the character names were used over and over in each part. Robin's last name was Taylor, and Phoebe's aquaintences first name was Taylor. One of Teals classmates name was Ashley (later mistyped to Ainsley) and the boy in Phoebes story was named Ashley. A band member in Robins story was named Del, and Teals special guy was named Del. It just seemed as though no thought was put into making these characters original. Alhough the names just appeared to be pooped out on the spot, I was still able to enjoy the plot twists and I look forward to the next book. Though I have to say, after the De Beers series (I havent read the Hudson or Shooting Stars series yet, which came before the De Beers) it just seems like they are pooping out plot lines. I bought nine books the other day of later VC Andrews work to add to my collection, I hope I didnt waste my money.

  • Julie
    2018-12-13 15:42

    I read the "Flowers in the Attic" series as a teenager, and remember enjoying those books, so I thought I'd take a stab at this one. But I can't even finish it.The book is broken up into three sections, one for each girl: Robin, Teal and Phoebe. I read the first two sections, but, after one chapter of the third section (Phoebe), I just can't go any further. Basically, the first two sections were the same story, just with one being a lower-class girl being brought up by a single mom who basically pays no attention to her and the second being a rich girl who lives with both parents, but they also don't pay attention to her. The girls do whatever they want, impulsively, and end up in lots of trouble, eventually being sent away to some sort of disciplinary school... or so I assume. They are only 'taken away' in this book, I think you need to read the next book to know what happens to them.Perhaps a teenage girl would enjoy these books more than I did. Being that I am no longer a confused, arrogant, "I'm the only one who knows anything" teenager, this story did not appeal to me. No more V.C. Andrews for me.

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    2018-11-16 15:54

    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 the novelty wore off, the novels are too formulaic that I could not tell one book from another and gothic aspect was lost.

  • Kim Smiley
    2018-12-03 08:48

    This is another typical V.C. Andrews book. This one revolves around 3 troubles girls, all have stories that detail why they're ending up in a "special" school for troubled teens in order to stay out of jail. I felt sorry for every girl because of their stories of parents who just didn't pay enough attention to them. The biggest lesson this teaches is that if parents aren't capable of taking care of their children and actually taking part in their lives, they shouldn't procreate. Period. I'll be reading the followup book which is a story of how the 3 girls interact once they get to their new reform school.

  • Naz
    2018-11-18 10:40

    This was an okay story. Very repetitive. It wraps up well, ready for the next book. I don't think I'll be reading it, though. Probably best read by under 18 year olds.

  • Mags
    2018-12-09 08:54

    This novel was OK. I found all three girls to be attention seekers and nothing about them stood out. I found it repetitive and some parts were uninteresting. Teal was my least favourite. Everything she did was out of spite and I found it hard to sympathize. I noticed that some of the names were used over and over. It’s definitely not in the same league as Andrew’s earlier novels. I’m not a fan of this ghost writer. It feels like he ran out of ideas. I've decided not to continue with this series.

  • Shannon Rochester
    2018-12-04 13:34

    This is the book that made my mind up for me on whether or not to keep the rest of the VC Andrews books since I paid for them or give them away and lose all that money. I am going to read the sequel but other than that, I am done...it is literally painful to read these books...

  • Marie
    2018-12-01 10:31

    Unlike all the other VC Andrews heroines the girls in this book start off basically bad. They are problematic to their respective parents.Some of the parents of problematic to the girls. Take for instance Robin. She and her mother live with her grandparents who (at least grandpa) is your classic VCA a bible thumbing character. Robin’s mother (“mother darling”) dreams of being a country western singer and takes herself and Robin to Nashville Tennessee to see if she can make it big as a singer. She (with her mother) ends up having to stay at this nasty apartment with one of her mothers boyfriends who is in this band she has joined. As Robin’s mother starts to find success in the music scene, Robin gets herself in a heap of trouble. (view spoiler)[he get’s herself arrested several times. In the end Robin is being taken by police car to some unknown school for troubled girls.(hide spoiler)] That is where her story ends.Teal is a little rich girl who lives with her parents in the lap of luxury. Her father pays for her to go to a private school because she gets in trouble at her public school. But she also gets into trouble at her private school.(view spoiler)[Teal meets a guy (who works at a pizza parlor) with a troubled homelife and sets out to help him run away from his abusive mother with his siblings. In doing this she also thinks she is helping herself get away from her parents. She goes as far as stealing a load of cash from her dad’s safe and steals her mothers SUV to help him. Upon arriving at his home she discovers that he has decided to stay because his mother has died. Teal is picked up by the police when her father has discovered what she has done.In the end Teal is carted off via airplane to an unknown school for troubled girls. We end her story with her on the plane. (hide spoiler)]Phoebe is a young African American girl who lives in inner city Atlanta. Her mother is a drug addict and an alcoholic and runs away for good. Her father is forced to go farther and farther away in his sales job to make ends meet. He decides that Phoebe should go stay with her aunt and uncle in Stone Mountain, a suburb of Atlanta. Her aunt however, is another religious zealot and forces Phoebe to conform to their way of life and she is also enrolled in a school unlike she has ever gone to before.Phoebe rebels a lot. But this gets her into trouble. Some girls pretending to want to get someone else in trouble hatch a plan which is bad news for Phoebe.(view spoiler)[After her father dies, Phoebe runs off to find her mother in a rehab clinic drying out. Her mother wants nothing to do with her and she ends up being found by her uncle who sets it up so she is taken away to this school for troubled girls. (hide spoiler)]This book was okay. It is definitely not the caliber of the Dollanganger series or even the DeBeers series.

  • Kaya
    2018-12-14 08:33

    The book had a strong start with Robin story, but started being repetitive during Teal’s story because I realized that it’s basically the same plot told three times in 300 pages. I understand that this is only warming up for the sequel, but right now, I don’t really feel the need to read it and I don't see it changing any time soon.Broken Wings follows three girls - Robin, Teal, and Phoebe. These girls are different from one another, but what what they have in common is the fact that they desperately seek for attention and empathy but instead get punished for being outspoken. Robin’s mom who is more into singing than taking care of her daughter. When they move to Nashville for her mom’s career, Robin only finds more trouble. Teal is a rich girl who will do anything to get her parent’s attention, even break the law. Phoebe moved in with her aunt to make a fresh start because her father couldn’t take care of her anymore. Unfortunately, she puts her trust into the first guy who shows her attention which leads to ruining her reputation.All three girls are confused, attention seekers, want to be loved and treated as equals. In order to achieve this, they make fatal mistakes. Even though they are all from different worlds, all their decisions seem unoriginally similar. If only their parents actually payed attention just a little bit, all chaos would probably be avoided. The main male characters were Keefer, Del, and Ashley and they were the catalyst for girls’ problems. They were already messed up even before meeting them, but these boys just made everything worse. Still, Keefer was my favorite boy because he was the only one who seemed to have any kind of personality. Teal was interesting in the beginning, but, like the other girls, was two-dimensional angry teenager. All her decisions were made out of spite, so it was really hard for me to empathise with her. I could comprehend her hurt and feeling of being neglected, but I just couldn’t swallow all of her reckless moves. Robin was my favorite character of the novel. Maybe it’s because her story was the first one, or maybe it’s just because it was the most realistic one. Her loneliness seems genuine and she seeks for an opportunity to fill the void. She feels abandoned and unloved by her own mother, so taking destructive actions wasn’t surprising, but it still felt cliched. Phoebe’s life was unfair and out of all girls, her destiny was completely unjust. Despite it, I felt completely indifferent towards her. Constantly, she was misunderstood by everyone in her environment, especially by the ones who are supposed to support her the most. What she really needed was just for anyone to believe in her.

  • Amy Johnson
    2018-12-13 13:40

    The first of a two-book series depicting how three young women have got themselves in trouble one too many times. This is the beginning of the run-up to the story in Midnight Flight, where the girls are admitted to a correction facility. One of my favourite, more-recent stories under the name of VC Andrews.

  • Tyra
    2018-11-30 07:53

    Robin is just wanting love and acceptance from her mom who is an aspiring singer, moving them off to Nashville. Robin seems to find trouble with a boy she meets, chooses the wrong friends, and just cant stay out of trouble. Teal comes from a rich family, where her parents had her later in life. She has everything any child would want, except love & attention from her family. She seems to find trouble, to help gain attention from her family, but it's seems to be the wrong kind of attention. Phoebe is a girl from the wrong side of Atlanta whose mama runs off to seek her drug habit and her daddy can't control her so wants her to live w/ his holy roller sister-in-law, outside of Atlanta. Phoebe gets mixed up w/ the wrong crowd, and gets in trouble over a rich, white boy & his rich friends. She is terribly miserable living w/ her aunt & uncle, who seems to treat her more like Cinderella w/no handsome prince or a pumpkin carriage. All 3 girls are eventually to meet up at a school that will guide them in the right direction, although the girls have just been dealt a bad hand.

  • Karen
    2018-11-29 09:31

    the book was about the lives of 3 trobled girls and what they do to get theirselves kicked out of their parents' life and the normal society to be transported into an isolated territory where the only means of escape from the prison "school" is their behavior conduct.i thought the book was okay, it could be better. i can connect to some characters (text to self connection) because at times i feel as if no one understands; thats why i do the things i do. i hate being controlled and having limits to certain things. I feel the need of freedom whenever im locked up at home for some reason. My limits arent to the extreme though, i know when to stop messing around and hopefully there isnt a school that exists that would actually do that to a misguided life.Broken Wings is the first of two books towards the same story. I havent read the second one yet, but i hope it was more interesting than what was displayed in this book.

  • Tamela
    2018-12-03 15:35

    This was pretty good...quick read. Entertaining yet predictable.I am still looking forward to the next in the series. VC Andrews, as usual, set the background for the next book in the series,therefore the ending does not quite close. A three-part book in which each section sets the scene for a young teen girl that has found a habit of trouble, from shoplifting, promiscuity, and delinquency. The common thread is that each has seen the strong arm of the law and has reached the end of it. They are each sent away to a 'school' that is the 'last resort' and will straighten them up.Of course, this is where the next book will begin.Not bad for a quick read.

  • Rossy
    2018-11-15 11:47

    At first, I thought it was a little boring, but ended up finishing it in three days, I wanted to know so badly what happened to each of the girls, even though I already knew where they would end up. Robin and Teal shared some similarities, but Phoebe's story was entirely different, and I was glad for the change. I felt bad for each of the girls, there were moments when I wanted to either hug them or slap them and tell them to stop and think for a second how far their decisions will take them. I can't wait to read the second part of the series and find out what happens to them!

  • M.M. Strawberry Reviews
    2018-11-25 09:51

    This was actually one of the better 'VCA' books that Neiderman had published in a while. Unlike the last few books before this, I actually enjoyed Broken Wings. The stories of the girls were believable, and it was nice having one fat book instead of buying slim volumes separately. I honestly enjoyed this more than I did the series before this. It really is too bad that its sequel, Midnight Flight, was actually one of the WORST 'VCA' books that Neiderman ever published...

  • Maryellen
    2018-12-09 08:41

    Beautiful story. I am never disappointed with a V.C. Andrews book. I love how the book is broken up into four separate stories, one for each girl. Broken Wings was continued beautifully in Midnight Flight. I think that these two books can really inspire anyone who is struggling in life, who feel unwanted and unloved to look at all that they do have. Sometimes, we have to look outside of the box to be thankful for what we have in life...even if inside the box life doesn't feel satisfying.

  • Donna
    2018-11-24 11:28

    This book felt like one of the old series (like orphans) where it had the short pieces of the girls and then a novel at the end that involved all 4 of the girls. This one had three and the reasons why they are where they are (the events that led up to where they are) and the next book will be involving all three of the girls I'm sure. It wasn't a bad book (I did finish it), but it wasn't the best either. Will read the next in the series.

  • Emily
    2018-12-10 15:53

    As an avid V.C. Andrews reader, I feel compelled to read nearly every book that comes out, but this series didn't do much for me. It was similar to the last miniseries featuring young girls pining for the same things. I do wish the ghost writer would go back to the five book series that always seemed to do the trick.

  • Kristen Walther
    2018-11-15 08:40

    I liked this book but I felt like it was kind of slow.. It talks about three girls who have all kinds of issues and you can tell by the end this whole book is basically just setting you up for the next book in the series.. I didn't hate it, I didn't love it. Anyway, I'd recommend this book though because it leads to the next book in the series which is definitely worth reading!

  • Emma Lovett
    2018-12-01 11:48

    So each girl has had a different upbringing, from parents being AWOL to giving their daughter everything she could ever want.I found this book in my college library and couldn't put it down, I had never heard of Virginia Andrews before but this book was addictive, so much so I bough the sequel, Midnight Flight at the Airport... so to this day I only own the sequel.

  • Redfox5
    2018-12-08 10:36

    I think I'm getting more cynical as I get older. I found it hard to sympsise with any of the girls. Especially Teal, poor little rich girl. Bad things did happen to them but they were all given chances to changes and they all blew it. Their attitude stank. Still an intresting story but not one of Andrews best.

  • Heather
    2018-11-26 11:33

    The first two stories really made me think that the author just got lazy and used the same formula. The last story, though, was quite different and I really appreciated that the heroine wasn't basing the future of her life on some silly boy. As always, V.C. Andrews is my guilty pleasure and no matter how dramatic or ridiculous the story, I always enjoy them.

  • Therese
    2018-12-08 07:53

    I loved the writing style and found I was drawn into the story easily. It tugged at my emotions, which I enjoy in a novel.My only gripe is that Broken Wings does not stand well on it's own... it needs the sequel, which I have yet to find. It kind of spoilt it because it felt like I had only read half a book when I got to the last page.

  • Lauren Gommert
    2018-11-14 11:52

    This book held my interest only because I'd read the sequel years before and I'm a sucker for books in a series. The ghostwritten V.C. Andrews book rarely hold up to the vintage works, and this book is no different.

  • Cindy
    2018-12-12 12:38

    After the death of author V.C. Andrews, an unfinished manuscript was found by her family. They hired Andrew Neiderman to complete the manuscript and he went on to write many additional books under the V.C. Andrews pseudonym.