Last Updated on September 3, 2023 by ellen
This weekend I had the chance to read Donna – The Girls of Spindrift Book 2 by VC Andrews. I remember being a huge fan of VC Andrews in high school when the Flowers in the Attic books came out. But, I hadn’t read anything recently. Donna is a novella, and Book 2 in the Spindrift series. I haven’t read book 1, but this book is a stand alone so I had no problem stepping into the series here.
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Donna (The Girls of Spindrift Book 2)
Book Two of the Girls of Spindrift. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina series, now Lifetime movies, continues a haunting new series featuring highly intelligent teenage girls who struggle to survive a specialized high school and find their place in a world that doesnâ€™t understand them.
The second book in The Girls of Spindrift series is DONNA (Pocket Star EBook; August 14, 2017; $1.99). Being gifted is not something Donna ever wanted. Itâ€™s difficult enough to have a Latino father and Irish mother, and her genius only separates her even more from the other girls. They donâ€™t say it, but they blame her for everything that goes wrong, just because sheâ€™s different.
And on the precise day she tries her hardest to fit in, everything turns out a disaster. A fight breaks out, and somehow Donna ends up in the middle. Itâ€™s not her fault, but itâ€™s her word against theirs, and this time, the other girls arenâ€™t going to stay quiet. The only solution might be to escape to the mysterious school her counselor is telling her about: Spindrift.
Donna is an extremely intelligent girl (think genius) who doesn’t feel she fits in at school. She’s smarter than everyone else at school and doesn’t make friends easily with one exception, Greg. When Greg asks her to a beach party one night, she responds yes without analyzing her response. This one night is life changing for the both of them.
I really enjoyed Donna – The Girls of Spindrift Book 2. I like the fact that the girls featured in this series are highly intelligent because it makes the series different than many others. The four Girls of Spindrift e-novellas together form a prequel for Bittersweet Dreams a paperback which is available now!
About CORLISS, e-novella #1:
V.C. AndrewsÂ®, the legendary New York Times bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina, delights readers Book One of the Girls of Spindrift, CORLISS (Pocket Star EBook; June 12, 2017; $1.99). Here begins a haunting new series featuring highly intelligent teenage girls who struggle to survive a specialized high school and find their place in a world that doesnâ€™t understand them. Such is the burden of being brilliant.
Corliss is not like the other girls at her Los Angeles high school. Incredibly intelligent, shy, and a loner, she has difficulty in fitting in. Whatâ€™s worse, a clique of girls is out to get her because sheâ€™s not down with their games.
On the night of a school party, her refusal to take drugs with the girls leads them to take matters into their own handsâ€”spiking her drink. Quickly, Corlissâ€™s entire life is turned upside down and no oneâ€”not even the handsome valedictorian who had agreed to go out with herâ€”looks at her the same way. Just when sheâ€™s wondering if sheâ€™ll be able to return to her high school, someone mentions a new place: Spindrift. Could that be her way out?
About the author:
V.C. AndrewsÂ® has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of her classic Flowers in the Attic. That blockbuster novel began her 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 V.C. Andrewsâ€™s bestselling series. V.C. Andrewsâ€™s novels have sold more than 106 million copies. Join the conversation about the world of V.C. Andrews at Facebook.com/OfficialVCAndrews.
Ellen is a mom of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and check out the latest toys and games.