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Flowers in the Attic By V.C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic Such wonderful children Such a beautiful mother Such a lovely house Such endless terror It wasn t that she didn t love her children She did But there was a fortune at stake a fortune that would assure

  • Title: Flowers in the Attic
  • Author: V.C. Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780743496315
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Flowers in the Attic By V.C. Andrews Such wonderful children Such a beautiful mother Such a lovely house Such endless terror It wasn t that she didn t love her children She did But there was a fortune at stake a fortune that would assure their later happiness if she could keep the children a secret from her dying father.So she and her mother hid her darlings away in an unused attic.Just for a little whiSuch wonderful children Such a beautiful mother Such a lovely house Such endless terror It wasn t that she didn t love her children She did But there was a fortune at stake a fortune that would assure their later happiness if she could keep the children a secret from her dying father.So she and her mother hid her darlings away in an unused attic.Just for a little while.But the brutal days swelled into agonizing years Now Cathy, Chris, and the twins wait in their cramped and helpless world, stirred by adult dreams, adult desires, served a meager sustenance by an angry, superstitious grandmother who knows that the Devil works in dark and devious ways Sometimes he sends children to do his work children who one by one must be destroyed Way upstairs there are four secrets hidden Blond, beautiful, innocent struggling to stay alive.
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    1. V.C. Andrews

      Books published under the following names Virginia Andrews, V Andrews, Virginia C Andrews V.C Endrius Books since her death ghost written by Andrew Neiderman, but still attributed to the V.C Andrews nameVirginia Cleo Andrews born Cleo Virginia Andrews was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man who opened a tool and die business after retirement, and Lillian Lilnora Parker Andrews, a telephone operator She spent her happy childhood years in Portsmouth, Virginia, living briefly in Rochester, New York The Andrews family returned to Portsmouth while Virginia was in high school.While a teenager, Virginia suffered a tragic accident, falling down the stairs at her school and incurred severe back injuries Arthritis and a failed spinal surgical procedure forced her to spend most of her life on crutches or in a wheelchair.Virginia excelled in school and, at fifteen, won a scholarship for writing a parody of Tennyson s Idylls of the King She proudly earned her diploma from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth After graduation, she nurtured her artistic talent by completing a four year correspondence art course while living at home with her family.After William Andrews died in the late 1960s, Virginia helped to support herself and her mother through her extremely successful career as a commercial artist, portrait painter, and fashion illustrator.Frustrated with the lack of creative satisfaction that her work provided, Virginia sought creative release through writing, which she did in secret In 1972, she completed her first novel, The Gods of the Green Mountain sic , a science fantasy story It was never published Between 1972 and 1979, she wrote nine novels and twenty short stories, of which only one was published I Slept with My Uncle on My Wedding Night , a short fiction piece, was published in a pulp confession magazine.Promise gleamed over the horizon for Virginia when she submitted a 290,000 word novel, The Obsessed, to a publishing company She was told that the story had potential, but needed to be trimmed and spiced up a bit She drafted a new outline in a single night and added unspeakable things my mother didn t want me to write about The ninety eight page revision was re titled Flowers in the Attic and she was paid a 7,500 advance Her new generation Gothic novel reached the bestseller lists a mere two weeks after its 1979 paperback publication by Pocket Books.Petals on the Wind, her sequel to Flowers, was published the next year, earning Virginia a 35,000 advance The second book remained on the New York Times bestseller list for an unbelievable nineteen weeks Flowers also returned to the list These first two novels alone sold over seven million copies in only two years The third novel of the Dollanganger series, If There Be Thorns, was released in 1981, bringing Virginia a 75,000 advance It reached No 2 on many bestseller lists within its first two weeks.Taking a break from the chronicles of Chris and Cathy Dollanganger, Virginia published her one, and only, stand alone novel, My Sweet Audrina, in 1982 The book welcomed an immediate success, topping the sales figures of her previous novels Two years later, a fourth Dollanganger novel was released, Seeds of Yesterday According to the New York Times, Seeds was the best selling fiction paperback novel of 1984 Also in 1984, V.C Andrews was named Professional Woman of the Year by the city of Norfolk, Virginia.Upon Andrews s death in 1986, two final novels Garden of Shadows and Fallen Hearts were published These two novels are considered the last to bear the V.C Andrews name and to be almost completely written by A

    819 thoughts on “Flowers in the Attic”

    1. These days, I m always hearing people opine, Say what you want about Harry Potter, at least it s getting kids to read Well, you could make a very good argument that Flowers in the Attic did the same thing for a generation of pre teen girls When I was 12, everybody was sneaking this novel under the covers or behind their math books I remember a girl actually got in trouble for bringing it to free reading period in English class Seemed a little hypocritical to me, since the whole idea of a free re [...]


    2. I met a friend for drinks last night She came up and took one glance at the back cover to this book and her eyes widened No, she breathed Seriously Of course she recognized it from the back She read it around seventh grade I read it around seventh grade You read it around seventh grade An entire generation has this lurking in our collective adolescence.So that s why I re read it Okay, that and I thought it was hilarious just to hold it up on the subway I wanted to know just how creepy it is To b [...]


    3. No s qu pensar, sigo un poco en shock por todo lo que se revela al final aunque varias cosas ya me las esperaba, CORRINE ES UNA MALDITA Ughhh, llor demasiado con este libro, pasaron cosas muy injustas y sobre todo muy tr gicas Al final yo estaba deseando venganza igual que Cathy, espero que esa mujer a la que llaman momma jam s sea feliz, pues no lo merece Al inicio Corrine s lo me parec a d bil y est pida, pero su personaje fue cayendo m s y m s hasta que termin odi ndola con toda mi alma view [...]



    4. I read this book in grade school maybe middle school and I don t remember much except being in total awe that someone would write down such naughty things I seem to remember a scene where the grandma walks in while they re having sex and they can t stop because they are so enraptured with the experience and I remember thinking damn Sex must be awesome if it makes you lose your mind and not be able to control your senses Note to any young person that may be reading this sex is actually not so gre [...]


    5. No wonder this was so controversial It has not diminished in shock factor, I ll tell you that It s risque even than The Thorn Birds Quintessential pageturner.Cannot wait to continue reading about these freaks that are the Dollangangers


    6. I know, I know this book is tawdry, it s tabloidy It s the one book I secretly coveted and acquired in my tedious pre pubescent soul searching I d lay under the covers, flashlight in hand, knees up to make a psuedo tent and I d search for the dirty parts I knew there was something naughty between these pages, something to be whispered and giggled about later on with my girlfriends, something I didn t rightly understand.I went back and read the entire Dollanganger series as an adult, and yes, it [...]


    7. 5 stars to V.C Andrews s Flowers in the Attic This was one of the earliest books I remember reading as a young adult I was captivated by the relationships which is probably from where my love of reading and writing family dramas was born.As an avid genealogist, this books is ripe with analysis to understand all the connections between blood and non blood relatives It played to everything I found fascinating and the psychology of why people do the things they do.The subject, incest at its core, c [...]



    8. I have this unfortunate penchant for ugly things I buy ugly jewlery, I go out with slightly unatractive men, and I read books like this.It s awful, and yet there is something about how awful it is that made me enjoy it I have a relationship with VC Andrews that goes way back In my junior high days these awful books were all the rage, along with body glitter and peel off nail polish Reading this book again was like going back to a simpler time a time when there were no bills, no laundry and when [...]



    9. So how is perfection decided Is it by looks Is it by choices Is it by God s standards Or perhaps by the human s opinions Do children pay for their parents decisions Why should they And who in this motherf cking universe is entitled to do just that So here s the deal.I m going to start with the mother of the story.She gets the honors because she s really something.So let me get this straight.You decide, after the death of your husband and your childrens father, to grab your kids and lead and leav [...]


    10. What I call a Jerry type of book Jerry Springer Jeremy Kyle Tacky incest stories where privacy has been exchanged for fame The book has much of an icky cringe factor than Jerry or Jeremy, where the salacious details are part of the entertainment of fifteen minutes of the tackiest, loudest and most violent people on tv I went through a Flowers in the Attic phase years ago, lots of people did, a guilty, guilty pleasure I ve gone through a Jeremy Springer one too, mornings in the gym I m just emba [...]


    11. admit it everyone goes through a v.c andrews phase, devouring every word of her ghost written books and all the anguished incest y desires that jump off the page in horridly written prose if jerry springer and tyra banks ever had a lovechild and turned it into text, v.c andrews books would be it that being said, i did enjoy the hell out of this book when i first read it, simply because it was so tawdry im beginning to wonder when and if the hipsters will bring her back, and then it can be fashio [...]


    12. I really hate this book I also hate Petals on The Wind , If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday I say this having just re read each of the above 17 years after I first read them they were heady stuff to a 12 year old , and I was appalled at the predictability of the plot, the characters, the obsession Virgina Andrews appeared to harbour for incestuous relationships.I hate the fact that characters are so stereotypically physically stunning, but must shoulder a terrible tragic burden I hate the [...]


    13. THERE WILL BE SPOILERSIf you haven t read this book by now, you either a don t intend to, or b have been imprisoned in an attic all your life heheI read this way back when I was like 17 or 19 or something and liked it What was I thinking This is GARBAGE And it s not that the writing is garbage The writing is actually pleasant in an accessible way It keeps you reading and intrigued Until nothing happens And then nothing keeps on happening One big thing will happen every 50 pages and that scene wi [...]


    14. Children are very wise intuitively they know who loves them most, and who only pretends It would be an understatement to say that I was a fan of V.C Andrews growing up I was an uber fan My sister had these books on her bed when I was in the fourth grade, and I was fascinated by the covers, the way they opened to reveal these morbid looking family photos inside the cover, and of course I loved the movie made in 80s Now I know the movie is horrid, although the score from Christopher Young still re [...]


    15. I am not going to rate this book right now I can t say I loved this book because of the topic and the story BUT If I didn t feel weird, demoralized, ashamed, grossed out, and angry, then this wouldn t be a good book V.C Andrews did great with that aspect It is a complicated, weird mess and I can t decide what I should rate this book at this moment Stay tuned Update Story time YAY I was over my mother s house one day and she watching some movie on Lifetime Yes, Lifetime, a horrible laughable stat [...]



    16. QUE DIABLOS CON TODO ESTE LIBRO Lo le por recomendaci n de Alexis y WOW dio mucho de que hablar Lo recomiendo mucho.


    17. I don t know why I read thisGuess I was in a mood for something really disturbingSo because there isn t much of a plot i ll give it to you, the book centers around 4 brothers and sisters Chris, Cathy, Carrie and Cory Carrie and Cory are twins They all live a happy life with their parents They are all blond and beautiful, but that all changes when their father is killed in a car crash Their mother can t support the children, so she decides to pack them up and move in with her rich parents, that t [...]


    18. It s really worth 3 1 2 stars I just can t give it 4 It was written well enough maybe a little too simple for me I just felt it is was very predictable and obviously setting up for a serial with all the predictable drama of broken relationships Just not my cup of tea as they use to say.


    19. Oh, VC Andrews I love how you ve been dead for 20 years and somehow found the time to write 600 new books This isn t one of those books, though You actually wrote it This is a magical tale of Cathy and her magical romance with her brother Intrigued Of course you are It also features a money hungry mother, a crazy grandma who whips them and poisons them with arsenic, and a dead kid died from ARSENIC poisoning Who did THAT Oh, right It was the mother that poisoned them, not the grandma What an evi [...]


    20. This creepfest was absolutely rivetting I don t know how I missed reading this when I was younger, but wowser, thanks to the MacHalo Crew for putting it on my radar for taboo month All the adults in this need to die in a fiery pit of doom Self centered, pretentious and pious to a fault I want them all to die, die, die This story is immensely readable, whilst being heartbreaking and horrible at the same time Some of the things that happen in that attic Eeeep My stomach was actually upset while re [...]


    21. Que libro tan grotesco y emocionante Realmente han pasado muchas cosas dentro de esta historia que movieron demasiado en mi Ense ndome que a veces perder la esperanza no significa que no deje de existir.


    22. I read Flowers in the Attic when I was 11 or 12 years old I m pretty sure the copy I had was borrowed from my BFF s older and cooler sister without her permission This book was creepy and scary and erotic enough to make me feel rebellious I knew that my parents would not want me to be reading about child abuse and incest they wouldn t even let me watch Purple Rain on HBO, for Christ sakes so that made Flowers in the Attic all the alluring This was one of the first books of many that I could not [...]


    23. AWFUL Juvenile writing, insane and unbelievable plot that includes a dead father, evil grandmother, murderous mother, kids forced to live in an attic, sex between siblings shown as love.ewww, ewww, eI actually could have sworn I read this book before 1979 but that was when it was published, so that must have been the year All of my friends were reading it on the sly, probably for the shock value.One interesting note V C Andrews died 20 years ago, yet new books of hers continue to be published I [...]


    24. What can I say SPOILERS 1 Scared the crap out of me.2 I probably will never eat anything with powdered sugar on it again.3 Incest is the best, or so they say.4 I couldn t put it down


    25. How can you not love a book about a brother and sister who have sex because they are foced to live in the attic while their grandma slowly poisions them with rat poision in doughnuts


    26. Okay, not able to do a full review at the moment I finished this book last night, and I can t get it out of my head I know I want to read the second book, but I need a little time first There were some terrible things going on, but then around 90% I kinda lost it view spoiler They killed off one of the twins Terrible Then when I found out about the doughnuts ugh got that sick to my stomach feeling I can t believe that grandmother and mother hide spoiler Now to the grandmother view spoiler Who I [...]


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