Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic, a great book about a forbidden love, will make you feel lost in a whirlwind of suspense. The heartbreaking torment of not seeing the golden rays of sunlight will depress you and the feeling of being released after having been locked up will make you feel relived. Here you... show more
Flowers in the Attic, a great book about a forbidden love, will make you feel lost in a whirlwind of suspense. The heartbreaking torment of not seeing the golden rays of sunlight will depress you and the feeling of being released after having been locked up will make you feel relived. Here you will meet Catherine, Christopher, Cory and Carrie. Catherine is a ballerina; Christopher is a genius aspiring doctor, and Corey and Carrie show artistic abilities. Their mother is a beautiful woman with the power to either make or destroy the only thread of life they have. Left at the mercy of their treacherous grandmother, the children are forced to endure her heartless ways. Beaten, name calling and iniquitous treatment are the theme of religious self-righteousness in this classic novel. Nevertheless, there is hope for the four children, when they wise up and decide that escape is the only road to freedom. The twins cannot grow without sunlight and Catherine is determined to find revenge on her merciless grandmother and uninterested mother. When Catherine discovered the extent of the mother’s disinterest she and Christopher make a plan to forever leave the mansion. There are many twists and turns to this book, discovered secrets and hidden plans, there is an interesting plot and never ending discovery. Some things are not discovered until book three or four. Catherine dances her days away, dreaming of becoming a world renowned ballerina. She teaches herself to go on point and dedicates her time to that. She believes she is very beautiful, princess like, and irresistible, but really she just has a growing obsession with her maturing body. Every day she becomes more and more like her mother. They have the same pale blond hair. All of the children have cornflower blue eyes and Christopher looks exactly like his father.
Publish date: December 13th 2010
Publisher: Ishi Press
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Dollanganger (#1)
Sadly, this wasn't the first VCA book I ever read (I started off with the Cutler family series) but when I finally got around to Flowers in the Attic, I was not disappointed. It is easily one of the best books I have ever read. The drama, the intrigue, the suspense... I have read this book several t...
3/5 stars A dismal story of loss, neglect, and abuse. The children are punished for a mistake made by their mother years ago and have to be hidden away until she can make her father okay with the fact that she has children. With every chapter the story gets deeper and more intense. V.C. Andrews wove...
I have seen the movie from 1987 (years ago, not a good movie btw) and this seems to be a book that many have read and since it is available to read on Scribd will I perhaps read it one day even though the story is a bit...icky!
Good story I just couldn't get into this. V.c. andrews was/is a fantastic writer I just had trouble getting into the story and will not continue with it further.
5 stars Intense and haunting. Sex in popular books is now the norm but not so in 1979. Add in the taboo of sex (& romantic love)between brother and sister. And several types of abuse and you had a book that was obsessed over by most as much as it was reviled by others. I first read this...