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Preview — Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger #1)
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 whi ...more
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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 c ...more
I went back and read the entire Dollanganger series as an adult, and ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I hate the fact that characters are so stereotypically physically stunning, but must shoulder a terrible tragic burden. I ...more
If 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. hehe
I 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 t ...more
“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 ...more
Guess I was in a mood for something really disturbing...
So 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 par ...more
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 w ...more
I 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 ...more
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!!!!!!
Being of middle school age in the late 1980's it seemed like the reading type girls either read V.C. Andrews or Sweet Valley High, or maybe they were reading SVH in like sixth and seventh grade and they started on V.C. Andrews in eighth grade. I don't really remember, but I do remember seeing books from these two series in the hands of lots of ...more
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 grandmoth ...more
I find myself hovering between three and four stars on this one. I know I'm not supposed to like a book like this, I guess, but I do! In this classic (?) Gothic horror novel, we have, perhaps, one of the most famous incestuous relationships ever written. Not Sophocles incestuous, but incestuous nonetheless. Oh, and, while this is completely irrelevant, all I did while I read this book was hum Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic, so now I'm linking you to it.
Major spoilers ...more
Primero que nada pensé que el libro iba sobre gays, y lo elegí porque hize el "timarin" porque tengo una larga lista de libros y quize intentar con el libro.
El libro en si es perturbador, desde el principio tuve muchas dudas, si me las respondieron con los capítulos que pasaban, pero no era como que me intrigaba mucho porque la autora hacía mucha descripción en cada capítulo y eso me aburria o me dejaba de interesar, creo q ...more
We were disturbed by the incest but somewhere und ...more
In the beginning, all is sunshine and lollipops for the Dollanganger family...until tragedy strikes and happiness turns into a living nightmare for four young children who end up behind locked doors living as fugitives in a world that no longer wants them.
With unannounced visits of terror from the abusive witch-grandmother, the children rely on each other for education, comfort and bits of joy until unexpected secrets and lies are ult...more
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Virginia 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 ...more
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I wish the day'd begin,
I wish it would rain or snow,
or the wind would blow,
or the grass would grow,
I wish I had yesterday,
I wish there were games to play...”