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Preview — Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger #1)
Momma tells the children all about their rich grandparents, and h ...more
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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
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 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
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
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!!!!!!
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
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
Flowers in the Attic did something wonderful for my generation of pre-teen girls. It allowed us to explore our sexuality. When I was 12, everybody seemed to be sneaking this novel under the covers or behind their school books. I remember a girl brought it out during our free reading period in English class and received some not so nice looks from the teacher. He didn’t say anything, but then agai ...more
The story in a nutshell is a horrible mother takes her 4 children to live with her parents after the dea ...more
For the first 200 pages I was amused to be re-reading a book I had loved as a teenager. I LOVED this book in the 1980s, and I'm guessing that had something to do with the titillating subject matter but it might also have been because I was desperate to get away from my hometown and start my life and there is a theme of isolation and a desperation to get out into the world and be free. It's a theme lots of teens could r ...more
I didn’t expect this one to hold up too well. I mean, come on. It was the Twilight of its time. Everyone was reading this. Teenagers, suburban moms, little old ladies – this was the book in everyone’s hands. You could start a conversation about Flowers in the Attic with a total stranger and, provided she was female and over the age of fiv ...more
It's funny, because anytime I'd hear mention of this book, there would be The Hush, and the whispered "...Incest...", and the Look, the one that commiserates about how much of a rebel they are for rea ...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...”