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Donna: The Girls Of Spindrift    by V. C. Andrews order for
by V. C. Andrews
Order:  USA  Can
Pocket, 2017 (2017)
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* *   Reviewed by Jessica Maguire

Book two of The Girls Of Spindrift series finds Donna unhappy with the fact that she is different from her peers at high school. Donna is an interestingly exotic mix of Latino and Irish, something that she is singled out for. To add to that, Donna is remarkably brilliant.

Of course, this wallflower doesn't really have any friends until a boy takes an interest in her. But his friends aren't exactly willing to accept Donna into their circle. A fight ensues and people get hurt, while Donna gets caught in the middle. Her solution? Escape to the elite Spindrift school for gifted students.

This plot sounds familiar, doesn't it? Donna's story is very similar to that of Corliss. Sure, the characters are somewhat different, but the situation is the same in what is a sure sign of a formula book. A beautiful, brilliant girl is alienated from her peers, finds herself with a new boyfriend; the drama and trouble climaxes into the solution of escaping to Spindrift.

Despite the similarities between the plots and the drama of Corliss and Donna, I still had fun reading book two. This series is a lot like watching the disgustingly bad SciFi movie Sharknado. It's so spectacularly, wonderfully bad that it's really entertaining. I find this series perfect for when I don't want to ponder what I'm reading and when I want mindless, entertaining, easy afternoon read.

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