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Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth

(Dollanganger #6)

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  2,692 ratings  ·  359 reviews
Jealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge- the discovery of Christopher's diary in the ruins of Foxworth Hall brings new secrets of the Dollanganger family to light and obsesses a new generation. With Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind both now major Lifetime TV events, this first new addition to the Dollanganger story in nearly thirty years is a timely look at the ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Pocket Books
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Shay I'm not exactly sure what you mean but if you head over to completevca.com it will probably have the origin you're looking for. VCA had many other man…moreI'm not exactly sure what you mean but if you head over to completevca.com it will probably have the origin you're looking for. VCA had many other manuscripts written (and rejected) by the time FitA was picked up. It's supposedly based on a true story told to her by a doctor she met when she was in the hospital.(less)

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M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
Where do I even start? After the original Flowers in the Attic series was written in the early 80's, there was no more for about 30 years before someone came up with this dumbshit idea for the ghostwriter to add to the classic series.

The real author, V.C. Andrews, has been dead for over 30 years now, and given the decline in sales of books preceding this series, apparently the publishers thought they'd try to 'go back to the old school' or some shit and do some books that tied in with the origin
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Jesse Freedom
Before Reading

Dear Andrew Neiderman (or whoever wrote this book),

Please don't ruin Chris. He's my favorite "Flowers In The Attic" character.


After Reading

To be honest, I did not finish this book. I made it to page 213 and I can't take it anymore. At the end of "Garden's of Shadows," the scene where they first meet the Grandmother plays out exactly as it did in "Flowers In The Attic," (view spoiler)
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Sarah
Dec 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Jim C
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it
This is part of a series that started with the popular Flowers in the Attic novel. I would say that this is a new chapter actually that tries to tie in with the original book. In this one, Kristen finds Christopher's diary at the site of the wrecked Foxworth mansion. She starts reading his thoughts about his time spent in the attic.

I have read the one star reviews that many people have for this book and I didn't think it was that bad. Of course it doesn't compare with the original and I can see
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Lila Veen
Oct 28, 2014 rated it liked it
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Tez
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
NOTE: My review contains spoilers. If reading this via Goodreads, they're individually marked. Elsewhere, they are not, and also there are spoilers for Flowers in the Attic, Garden of Shadows, and the forthcoming Echoes of Dollanganger and Secret Brother. Read at your own risk.

P.S. Secrets of Foxworth contains mentalism/saneism/ableism/gaslighting, and SO MUCH SEXISM. Seriously, that diary is full of it.

Well, that was pointless.

I don't say that lightly. I spent 2013 catching up on the V. C. Andr
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Shyla
Jan 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
Firstly let me state that I LOVE the original Flowers in the Attic series. Even the books that weren't actually written by V.C. Andrews. I have even read quite a few of the other series as well that can be a bit redundant, so I know the drill as far as these books go. I was very excited about this book because I'd hoped it would provide a fresh look at a story that I know backwards and forwards because I have reread the book so many times, similar to Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. I was wrong, ...more
Brooklyn Tayla
Wow. This was insanely addictive, and had fast become one of my favourite reads of VC Andrews. The end of The canon Dollanganger novels had me wondering so much; especially about Chris's mind. This book certainly answered those; and Kristin's character grew on me really fast. I noticed the similarities between her and Cathy and Chris very soon after I started reading; and was engaged throughout the plot and horrified yet excited for what was to come. Christopher's Diary has certainly stayed with ...more
Sarah Ballance
At first glance, and for most of the book, CHRISTOPHER'S DIARY: SECRETS OF FOXWORTH felt like a retelling of FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC. The book makes no secret of this, but present-day Kristin's story was little more than background noise as I revisited the original telling of FLOWERS I knew and loved so many years ago. Kristin is a distant relative of the Foxworths who lives in the shadow - literally and figuratively - of what happened in that house. Thanks to her father's protection, she seems to ...more
Amber
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-read
Fans don't get too high of hopes. This isn't from Christopher's POV, not really. You relive the first half of Flowers In The Attic via his journal entries, and you don't really learn anything new. The main character is the girl who finds his journal in the rubble of Foxworth Hall.

To see my whole review on this novel, please go here: http://www.memyshelfandi.com/2014/10/...
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Colleen
Mar 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
I didn't expect this to be amazing. I wasn't surprised to feel too old to be impressed with it. I was willing to wade through lame YA angst for the promise of new insights to the beloved Flowers in the Attic of my youth. There are none. Like really. NONE. Bits of a surprise diary written by Christopher comprise many pages of this book, but they really just feel like reading condensed versions of the original book (and not written at ALL in a diary style; very much like a memoir where everything ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I grew up loving V C Andrews books especially,the Flowers in the Attic series. I was so excited to see this one coming out about Christopher's diary and a distant relative! This book did not disappoint! it was awesome to read it through someone else eyes.

I cant wait for the next one and already have it pre ordered!
Rossy
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am a confessed Dollanganger fan/obsessed/crazy(?) girl, so OF COURSE I HAD to read this.
There's almost(?) nothing new, but reading about these beloved characters again, it just melts my heart all over.
Kristin becomes so obsessed with their story that, even though I don't particularly love her character, I understand what drives her to it.
I can't wait for the next book!
elscorcho
Jan 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: badbooks, 2015
Worst book ever! If there were a way to give it negative stars I would! I thought that at the end there would be a huge twist or revelation. that was why despite the sappy teen love story and the rehash of flowers in the attic I continued to trudge through it! The real v c Andrews would strangle the guy who is now writing under her name if she only knew how her name was being attached to crap!!
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
Fuck this shit. Seriously.

To date, over 70 books have been published under the VCA name. Out of these, only eight were actually written/completed by VCA herself, and four more were started by her but she died before she could complete her manuscripts. So this means that not half, not even a third, or a quarter, or even a seventh of these books actually had any of VCA's writing in them.
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The newer books have been poorly received, and no wonder - crap with vampires, ghosts, crazy over the top abusi
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Rachael
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
I mean...

I don't know what to say that you don't already assume about this book.

Actually, that may not pertain to younger readers, who may not know the original Foxworth series. For the adults, who, like me, read every damned V.C. Andrews book and was at least a little warped from it, you are well aware of how removed this ghost writing is from the actual V.C., and even from the series' penned right after her death, although you could still sense the differences in those...

The story involves a
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Scorpianmuse
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I bought and read this in one day. Andrew's stories (or more precisely, those of the ghostwriter) I tend to breeze through in a just a few hours. Though I will be the first to admit that I probably need to reread this at a slower pace.

Those who think that this is a direct retelling of Flowers in the Attic will be a bit left behind. Without giving too much away, it is a story within a story: what happened after the events in "Seeds of Yesterday" to Foxworth Hall part Deux and the discovery of Chr
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Laurie
Dec 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Here is an excerpt from my review: "If you're a fan of Flowers in the Attic and the subsequent books, you'll probably enjoy this new take on the story. But much of it will be familiar to you because it really is just a re-telling of what happened in the first book. There's not a whole lot of action happening in Kristin's world because she spends most of her time reading the diary. Kristin does have a boyfriend, Kane, and some nosy, gossipy friends, but that action doesn't take up a whole lot of ...more
Taryn Parker
Jan 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
this book was awful...pointless and poorly written
Robert Maiden
Jun 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
Utterly boring trash this novel virtually was just a waste and an insult to the memory of Virginia Andrews
Hannah
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 actually
I forgot how crazy these books were!!! Very good and also very sexual lol
Alexandra
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
It's hard to know where to start with this review. First off. I've actually read a book by the ghost writer in his own name. And it wasn't bad. Which makes it even harder to understand why he writes so badly as. Virginia Andrews?
Secondly he seems obsessed with pbreasts.
He also makes all his teenage girls such deep thinkers.

What teenagers compare losing their virginity. To crossing the Rio grande?

Neiderman should never have been allowed to mess with Flowers in the attic.
Nothing new has been le
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Diane
Sep 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Totally useless. It's just about this teenage girl who's a distant relative of the Dollengangers finding Christopher's diary in the rubble of Foxworth hall when her father is surveying the land for sale. We basically relive Flowers In The Attic through the diary and get some intermittent HS shenanigans in between as she gets more and more obsessed.

I sped through the last 25% because nothing had happened with this girl besides her being late for class because of her obsession. It sucked. Read th
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Kittiehawk
Apr 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm not sure why I'm reading this. Yet I feel compelled to continue.
Kathie O
Jun 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
I did not finish this book. It is one of the very few that I had to finally just cast aside.
Jess
Aug 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
Disappointed yet again.
Carol
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked the book but I bought it thinking it was mostly about christopher and it turn out to be about christopher and the person reading the book which if you don't know that going into the book could end up being a little frustrating at times.
Julie
I read the original series of Flowers in the Attic several years ago. This seems to follow the story okay. Make sure you have the next copy available to read it doesn't really end at the first book.
Jennifer Daniel
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Corny and cheesy as hell but what can I say, I was sucked into the VC Andrews in 7th grade and never managed to completely come out of the attic.
Scott
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was very exciting to revisit a story from forty years ago and from a different perspective.

The author's approach to the re-telling is interesting and engaging.
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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 name

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 who
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Dollanganger (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)
  • Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger, #2)
  • If There Be Thorns (Dollanganger, #3)
  • Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger, #4)
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