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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2015
Child molestation and abuse by a doctor and nurse as a daily routine in the first chapter was enough to make me stop reading and delete this book! Disgusting and sadistic plot with F-word use, no thanks!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2003
This was kind of hard to follow I think Neiderman should rename this Dr Frankenstein and the Stepford kids! No offense I usually like Mr Neidermans writing very much! This story tended to drag a little to me! Read it when your run out of other good stuff to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2015
The book was very good, a bit more young adult than adult fiction, in my opinion. However, the story line definitely kept my attention. The doctor in the book treated the entire subdivision, to include his own son, as specimens; to the point of turning them into robots yet with human characteristics. It was definitely along the realm of Stepford Wives. Very good book, and worth the read. I didn't want to put the book down.
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on July 28, 2015
Welcome to Elysian Field , the quaint little town where everything and everyone is perfect. The teenagers are non drinking , non smoking and perfect in every way. Justine and her parents are invited to move from New York. At first glance the town is idle and are so happy to be there. But as time goes on things aren't what they seem . How one man and his ideals of how the children should be. He had terrible and very effective ways to turn the teenagers into perfect little angels

The author tells this story from two points of view . The first is from Eugene , the son of Dr. Lawerence. He has been long suffering test subject for his father. He is a little crazy and shows it through out . He has been molested by a sick nurse and is a lab rat for his father . At first you are a little scared of him and want to know what the heck is wrong with him. But as you read you start to really feel for him an the torture he has gone through and the pain and agony.

The second point of view is Justine's the new girl in town. Her parents and her have moved from New York and she just doesn't know what is going on. The kids are acting like stepford children . They don't do anything for fun and she can't understand why. Until she meets the doctor and start taking the vitamins . She starts to feel different and forgetting everything she likes , like her music. As she figures out what is happening she just goes along with it. She fricken drove me crazy . She was like oh if I tell my mom and dad , they will understand and fix it . Well guess what kind of hard to fix something when they are under the influence . I kind of just wanted to slap some sense into her. I mean lets not do something ourselves lets just tell our parents who in turn are going to the well basically cult leader. So what is a girl to do.

The book was a good read for me , I especially loved Eugene's story the most . I don't think I would of enjoyed as much as I did without Eugene's part. Justine and the stepford children were ok. They got a little boring after awhile. The way they acted was getting a little tiring and just a bit annoying . The grimace on the face of the character when he touched a boob was actually so funny. Then he was punished by burning his hand on the hot car engine. Was like wth ok then . The Eugene parts are really messed up and I just want you to be prepared . Trust me you will never look at

vitamins the same way again, or the color blue .

Over all I really did like reading this book, it was a good read that could be read in an afternoon by the pool. So if you want a good read about a crazy doctor , the Stepford children and one girls struggle to figure out whats going on . Check it .
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on July 25, 2015
Perfect Little Angels was an okay read. Really it is told from two points of view, one of which I loved and one of which annoyed me greatly. So it was great and not so great at the same time. Some slight spoilers ahead.

This story starts off with an amazing prologue so I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen. I loved the Eugene part of the book. They were really great and I loved trying to figure out what was going on with him. He was a wonderful character for a book like this. It is obvious what Dr. Lawrence is doing in the rest of the town, but not as much with Eugene. He is kind of crazy and it is kind of gross at some points, but in a way that I enjoy. If you don't like really horrifying things, really cringe worthy things, you probably want to skip this book.

The rest of the story is told from Justine's point of view. Justin and her family have just moved to Elysian Fields and they have to get with the program quickly. Justine knows something is up, but then she starts to be affected by everything and starts forgetting what her old life was like. She does have the one other girl in town who tries to help her not succumb to everything, but man Justine annoyed me. So like everyone in town is being controlled by the doctor, but Justine is so stupid. Once she realizes this she thinks oh I will just tell my parents. They will listen to me even though they are like zombies and totally not themselves anymore. I mean they are my parents of course they will listen to me! She was told again and again that she has to try and blend in, and she just doesn't really try very hard. Even once she is afraid of what will happen she is still like whatever. I expected more from her. If you were in her situation would you really be so blase about it? Would you really not try very hard to blend in? Really? She was annoying. Her decision making was terrible. The way she went about things and spoke about things didn't come across as realistic to me. Even when she is affected by everything there was still something off about the way she was (and not because of her being affected by everything). I didn't believe she was becoming one of the zombie people. Then when she wasn't I didn't really believe she would be as stupid as she was.

So everything that was going on, the premise of the story, is interesting. If not for Eugene and his parts I wouldn't have enjoy the book very much. It is a Stepford story with a crazy doctor. It was just alright. Then you get to the end and the epilogue was not the best. To have someone come and tell everyone exactly what happened, have the reader read in detail what happened in a very straightforward outlined way, well it was just not that good. If you read the book you know what was going on so...Or maybe just show a conversation between a few people with the key highlights. It just was unnecessary and made it end on an even lower note than it was. Too bad the whole thing couldn't have been as entertaining as the Eugene chapters (note the Eugene chapters are pretty messed up so you should be prepared for that).

This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2015
I actually enjoyed this book. I think Neiderman needs to stick to writing his own books vs writing under VC Andrews name. I went in with low expectations due to the bad reviews and was pleasantly surprised.
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on June 20, 2015
Probably best to avoid if you're faint-hearted; this novel adheres so firmly to the "evil doctor" horror genre that you might feel like washing your hands after reading it. A bit too "sick for the sake of being sick", with repetitive passages and very little resolution in the end. Almost feels like a novel for teens, or young adults, or whatever category they classify these things in these days. I can take weird, but this is very substandard weird.
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on July 9, 2015
I didn't expect this to be a horror story as I no longer like such material but that is what it turned out to be. However, the plot was well thought out and built up nicely to the climax. I was not too surprised by what was happening and more or less forecast the ending but other readers may not see it in the same way. Bill Franks eBook author. (psychological thrillers)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2015
Strange story. Stepford village for sure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2015
Suspensful, but quick reading
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