|Raven (1998) [Novel]|
by V.C. Andrews
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Series: Orphans Miniseries
(From the publisher):
All she wanted was an end to broken promises....
Her Mama made it painfully clear that she wished Raven had never been born. But even after she was sent to live with her kindly aunt and domineering uncle, humiliating secrets lurked — and threatened to dash forever Raven's dream of a true home....
Raven longed for a home like those she saw on TV....
Living with her drunken mother in a battered apartment hardly fit for humans, Raven often heard how her birth twelve years ago was a big mistake. Then her mother was arrested, and her Uncle Reuben took Raven to live with him, her aunt, and two cousins. Aunt Clara welcomed her warmly, and for the first time Raven had her own room in a clean, orderly household. In spite of Uncle Reuben's strict rules and cruel comments, as she fell asleep on her own soft pillow she felt in her heart a faint tremor of hope.
But while she knew that Uncle Reuben preferred not to have her there, Raven couldn't guess at the shocking secrets lurking beneath the family's ordinary facade... or anticipate the painful humiliation that would make her wish for her old life with Mama again....
Original title: Raven
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Psychological Horror
Fiction→ General Fiction