Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger #1)
Way upstairs there are four secrets hidden.
Blond, beautiful, innocent little secrets, struggling to stay alive.
Flowers In the Attic
The four Dollanganger children had such perfect lives a beautiful mother, a doting father, a lovely home. Then Daddy was killed in a car accident, and Momma could no longer support the family. So she began writing letters to her parent...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 w...more
Four beautiful children are being held captive for years by their own mother and grandmother in the attic of their grandparents mansion.
Indeed, by their own mother. Two people in this story infuriated me. The mother and the grandmother........
These women are unbelievable! One of the most despised characters I have ever come across is their mother. After her husband dies, she's left without any financial security. She d...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 l...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 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
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
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
We were disturbed by the incest but...more
I was trapped in a room desperately trying to keep a pot plant alive and no matter what I did it kept wilting and dying.
I first read this book when I was 12 years old and the story of 4 children being kept prisoner in an attic by their Mother and Grandmother has always stuck with me. And I suppose the theme of incest left an impression on my young mind. Now reading it a 30 I enjoyed the book bu...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
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
I read it in 7th grade, and I remember not being able to stop reading it. This book was a train wreck with lots of carnage. So awfully horrible and yet at the same time completely fascinating. And then you feel guilty for being so absorbed in something so terrible. I ended up reading the whole series, plus a few other vc...more
You have everything in here that speaks to a budding woman fresh out of her tweens:
1)Beloved father dies and family falls apart. (check)
2)Mom can't handle life without her husband and makes stupid decisions that end up being really great for her but not so great for her 4...more
It was only after I finished reading that I realised what the attraction here actua...more
Okay, so I first read this when I was 10 or 11 years old. Since that first time, I've re-read it more than any other book. I'm sure I've read it once every year or two. Oddly, it became a comfort read, a book I'd grab when I was sick or wanted something fam...more
The whole incest topic caught my attention because I've never read a book that dealt with incest before. And as a teenager, its sort of overwhelming with the subject matter- the incest, child murder by there dearest mother, emotional abuse- that is so appalling.
The plot itself is really amazing but the book isnt well written.
This book made me feel literally sic...more
My general summary of the book:
There are four children whose nickname is "The Dresden Dolls", named after their blonde hair and their doll-like beauty. These four charming kids lose their father and then are taken to their Grandparents mansion by their mother, where they were locked in a single room which leads to a huge attic. This is the story of those years they spent locked away from the world, creating a new world in t...more
|Preparing to read it||38||119||May 14, 2013 11:56pm|
|V.C. Andrews: Borderline plagiarism?!||7||114||Apr 02, 2013 11:47am|
|Sex scenes - Too inapropriate? *Spoilers*||39||304||Mar 08, 2013 02:00pm|
|Masochist Readers: Buddy read Flowers in the attic, starting soon||96||55||Feb 05, 2013 05:13am|
|its a bit too much!||7||166||Jan 19, 2013 08:09pm|
|Which one is your favorite?||24||118||Jan 04, 2013 10:15am|
|New To Goodreads||6||49||Oct 20, 2012 03:10pm|
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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...”