Paperback , pages. Published February 27th by Pocket Star first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Scattered Leaves , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 11, Calissa Leigh rated it it was ok. My thoughts on the first book of this series was that the little girl, Jordan, had everything being done around her and she didn't do anything. She was just a witness. I thought perhaps it would be more interesting to be in her brother, Ian's head than in Jordan's.
I was hoping this book would be better, but I feel there was a lot lacking from the story. Jordan goes to stay with grandmother's sister, who loves to live in stories and play pretend. While there, Jordan is influenced by a "bad girl n My thoughts on the first book of this series was that the little girl, Jordan, had everything being done around her and she didn't do anything. While there, Jordan is influenced by a "bad girl next door" who teaches Jordan to drink, how to flirt with boys and so on.
Much of the story was confusing. There was a boy in 8th grade that the girls flirted with, why a boy in 8th grade pays attention to 3rd and 4th graders is beyond me. Also, do 8th graders have licenses and have jobs? When I was in 8th grade, I remember being Maybe I was young, but really? Mostly, I was sad to see Jordan just being listless and uninvolved in any decisions. The only decision she made was to get along with everyone, mostly by not standing up for herself and what she was really thinking.
To note, the most interesting part of this story was of Emma and her sister about 40 some odd years ago. It would have been better if the story was told by Emma or her sister, and not of Jordan discovering this 'secret'. I wanted to know what happened in the attic, and the changes that went through the family. That shows some cruelty that didn't come out later on which I would have expected of a VC Andrews novel.
This whole thing was downplayed so much. By the end of the story it seemed like Jordan turned into a flirting with boys, popular type of girl at her school, which was so odd. Was that really what she wanted? I don't know, this story put me in a weird, "Why am I reading this? I finished it just to move on to the next book. Here's hoping the next series is better. Oct 27, M. Strawberry Reviews rated it did not like it Shelves: This is nothing like a real VCA book, or even the books that the ghostwriter started out with Cutler, Landry So this girl hit puberty early?
The "secrets" revealed within this book are hardly shocking or thrilling, and the fact that there's just two books in this series shows the author's lack of effort. It's clear that he just doesn't care anymore about writing a good story. The premise was interesting, but this second book is no better than the first one. Aug 11, Nicole lost in the book's world rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 17, Redfox5 rated it it was amazing Shelves: Liked this even more than the first one and am very disappointed that this is only a two part series.
It had something abit 'Secrets of the Morning' about it. I thought Great-aunt Frances was very much like Charlotte Booth. Jordan seemed older than 7, much more so in the last part of the book, which I felt was a little unrealistic. I couldn't decide if I liked Alanis or not. On one hand she was quiet nice to Jordan but most of the time she just seemed to be getting her into trouble and using her Liked this even more than the first one and am very disappointed that this is only a two part series. On one hand she was quiet nice to Jordan but most of the time she just seemed to be getting her into trouble and using her.
She should have known better than to get a little girl drinking booze. At the end of the book it says Ian is coming home. Why does he get to come home? He murdered someone and from his letters he seems to have gone nuts. I want to know what happens to the family now! Why have they stopped doing family sagas? Apr 09, Madz Miranda rated it liked it.
This is relatable,because I am precocious too. Yet, I do not understand all the madness she had to endure just because she is. I guess it's Emma's But it doesn't explain the other elders' opinions about her. Anyway, the story was okay, although I didn't like it much that she was beginning to be badly influenced by Alanis, but meh.
Kinda learned a lot from th This is relatable,because I am precocious too. Kinda learned a lot from that. One good point of this is that they all had a happy ending, even Emma. Or so I think hers were happy. Apr 10, Cynthia rated it did not like it. I read this since I had already read the 1st book to it which by the way BIG disappointment it was. Well this one was even worse. I don't know what is going on with V. C Andrews but I remember her books being one of my favorites but this series just made me question anything else she puts out.
Sep 08, Joy rated it it was ok. Characters were totally unbelievable and unlikable! I only read it because I remembered that I liked some of her books when I read them in high school. Now I know why I read them back then and liked them. Jul 25, Lisa rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I read this because it too, was left at my house.
Same autor as "Flowers in the Attic". Questionable story content, uncomfortable story lines and a very unsatisfying ending. I felt dumber after reading it. Jun 14, Shawna rated it really liked it. I know what to expect in a V. Highly unlikely tale with an even more unlikely ending. Jan 20, Marielle Chapman rated it did not like it. Jun 08, Gina rated it liked it. I knew what I was getting into with this series, considering these books were written by a ghostwriter and not Andrews herself, but all in all I was pretty disappointed.
That being said, I think the second novel of the series is much better than the first. While it was a bit slow-moving at the beginning, it picked up around the halfway point and really sparked my interest toward the end. In my opinion, the writing became better toward the end as well! There are certain aspects which never came I knew what I was getting into with this series, considering these books were written by a ghostwriter and not Andrews herself, but all in all I was pretty disappointed.
There are certain aspects which never came together for me, though. The first book magnified Jordan's "condition" and built it up so much that I thought it would surely continue into the second, but "Scattered Leaves" hardly touched upon it.http://test.galenachamber.com/le-cento-migliori-ricette-di.php
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I mean, yeah, a few of the characters made cracks about her looking older while still acting so young, but it seemed to fade into the background. I also had trouble believing that a girl so young could have all of those complex thoughts, even if she was more developed for her age. And Ian's letters were just ridiculous to me. I get what the writer was going for with all of the insect metaphors, but it missed the mark for me.
However, I did like how Jordan was removed from the March household for the majority of the novel; it made her feelings about her return more authentic. And the plot twists at the end finally added some excitement to the series! Oct 17, Christopher rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book and the first one. It held my interest all through out, and I could not put it down. I know some members posted that this book was just trying to copy Flowers in the Attic, but I complete disagree, and I have read both series to the end.
I can kind of see some similarities, but I think that some people were way over thinking it, or "nuking it. If it wasn't so sexual or had sexual situation I loved this book and the first one. If it wasn't so sexual or had sexual situations I think I should say, this would been an awesome young adult book but alas people are to easily up in arms about dumb stuff. As a concept, paperless writing gains currency under the conditions of rapid, cheap reproduction. Only in a culture of disposable paper could the idea of paper be casually dissociated from the literary work.
Reading a text, we lose track of the textile upon which it is printed; noticing that material again means ceasing to read. In the nineteenth-century, this cognitive experience finds a larger echo in the changing status of paper itself, a change predicated upon its ubiquity and disposability. Paper becomes a kind of haunting reminder of archival failure, an ever-present and unregarded substance that troubles or even disrupts the scene of reading. On the ground His eyes are turned, and, as he moves along, They move along the ground; and evermore, Instead of common and habitual sight Of fields with rural works, of hill and dale, And the blue sky, one little span of earth Is all his prospect.
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Thus, from day to day, Bowbent, his eyes for ever on the ground, He plies his weary journey, seeing still, And never knowing that he sees, some straw, Some scattered leaf, or marks which, in one track, The nails of cart or chariot wheel have left Impressed on the white road, in the same line, At distance still the same. Almost literally lost in thought, he resembles a reader eluded by the material of books, with leaves and marks always before his eyes yet never seen: For Shelley, who engages the issue with particular urgency, this imagining begins with a repression of the material vehicles of the written word.
Two early examples of poems about literal vehicles or carriers of his writings provide exceptions that prove this rule. Another, mordant view is that they have burned or fallen unregarded to earth — by far their most likely fate. Indeed, his work is shadowed by the material pages it represses, which emerge at moments of particular emphasis on the fate of his poems in the world. Yet the first thing Shelley chooses to relate about the Poet is the fate of his mortal remains. As Shelley describes the cycle in the opening section of the poem,. O thou Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed.
The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow.
But the two verbs are hardly equivalent. Dead leaves have long served as an image of dead men, particularly in epic contexts Virgil, Dante, Milton ; and the similative connection between leaves and pages of books is older than paper itself. What the Romantics confronted for the first time was a world in which paper bid fair to become commonplace and disposable.
The expansion of print culture in their era showed which way the wind was blowing and gave evidence of the amounts of leaves that this wind would be ushering. Therefore, while they hailed the power of the press and its products to transform humanity, their optimistic participation had a shadow-side, an anxious archival disorder predicated on the losses that cheap paper can engender. This aspect of Romanticism has particular relevance to us, the stewards of their papers that have come down to our hands, as we negotiate the ways that the Romantic archive will be represented, organized, and preserved by means of computer technology.
Just as Romantic-period authors had to rethink their relationship to text, to audience, to storage, and to posterity — ultimately, to literature itself — in the new paper age, we are now envisioning new parameters regarding the editorial and literary-critical curation of their works in this digital age. That ignorance is a measure of a refusal, not an incapacity, and it cannot be overcome without a vision of the concerns, and even the fears, that drive it. At least since the early s, library curation, textual editing, and literary criticism have been confronting deep shifts in themselves and in their relationships among one another, as they engage and augment the growing digital archive.
A drive towards preservation motivates all of these activities, which are finding expression more and more frequently in digital forms. Thus an uncanny paradox begins to emerge: As libraries, university presses, and individual scholars redirect resources towards this digital world, the book faces a marginalization that may be reversible but likely will not be: The books and papers will remain, but if no one consults them, will they exist?
This is the other virtual archive: These works will be simultaneously instantly accessible and out of reach, splayed and untouched, so that, as things of paper, they will be even more difficult to remember than things truly forgotten. Literature in a digital age turns phantasmal. I see the curse on gestures proud and cold, And looks of firm defiance, and calm hate, And such despair as mocks itself with smiles, Written as on a scroll The phantasm records not only the words of the curse, but the physical expressions that accompanied it. In other words, the phantasm of Jupiter is a facsimile.
From our vantage, the phantasm looks more like an item in the digital library under construction, a piece of software that abides in a great shadowy database and can be called up to display the scanned curse at will. Both perspectives are troubled by the archival implications of the facsimile system, the usurpation of the material record by a dangerous supplement: Such usurpation becomes particular cause for concern as the future preservation of the copies is uncertain.
For the Romantics, the burgeoning culture of print led to two related archival troubles: Would any individual document last, and would it be locatable and legible amid the piles of material being and to be generated, used, and stored? The sight of paper in various stages of decay covering the walls and streets of London would have been a composite reminder of these questions; in a visionary way, autumn leaves seem to have served the same monitory function.
Our current archival concerns, with regard to digital records, are similarly energized by the sheer presence of data around us. And, as with the Romantics, these worries are also directed at the fragility and quantity of the material: The difference is one of degree, rather than kind; the ephemerality of the replicant haunts the electronic text in the same ways, but even more assiduously, than it does traditional works on paper.
A report released by the Council on Library and Information Resources makes clear that the concerns of digital preservation are not focused on material storage: