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Flowers In The Attic (Dollanganger)

Flowers In The Attic (Dollanganger) [Kindle Edition]

V.C. Andrews
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

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‘An artfully twisted modern fairytale’
The Times Magazine

‘Beautifully written, macabre and thoroughly nasty… it is evocative of the nasty fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood and The Babes in the Wood, with a bit of Victorian Gothic thrown in. … What does shine through is her ability to see the world through a child’s eyes’
Daily Express

‘Makes horror irresistible’
Glasgow Sunday Mail

‘A gruesome saga… the storyline is compelling, many millions have no wish to put this down’
Ms London

‘There is strength in her books – the bizarre plots matched with the pathos of the entrapped’
The Times

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A major Lifetime movie event—the novel that captured the world's imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. Book One of the Dollanganger Family series.

At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive…

They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother’s vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother…and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know.

Book One of the Dollanganger series, followed by Petals in the Wind, If There be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully disturbing book. 15 July 2000
At home and school I was an avid reader and would devour every written word.Somewhere between maturity and motherhood the desire to read was not so much lost, as buried, beneath mountains of bills and nappies.I could manage the odd magazine article but nothing more.
Recovering from a serious illness I was given this book to 'take my mind off things'and I will be forever grateful to the author for aiding my recovery and for helping me to re-discover my passion.
From the first page I was hooked, the family became my own and the children mine.The book includes every kind of emotion, anger, sadness,happines, shock and surprise and as I read of the cruelty the children endured I experienced them all.These people were real. Cathy and Chris being the main charactures for most of the book were brother and sister drawn together by horrific circumstances facing every nightmare imaginable in an effort to keep themselves and the two younger children alive.When they realised their adored mother had abandoned them their love wilts and revenge takes its place.
The book left me breathless and eager for the next installment and thank god their was one. Whilst the following books did not have the same impact as this they are well worth a read and the prequel a real shocker!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A romantic heartbreaker 19 Jun 2003
By A Customer
Usually, I am not a reader. However I was tempted into reading this book after a family member had read it. I could not put the book down! The story captivates you from beginning to end, and makes you feel a part of the storyline! I have now read the other 3 books after this one which are just as good as the first. All are a must read! I now want to read other stories written by Virginia Andrews!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An completely compelling book 19 Aug 2001
By A Customer
I found this book totally enthralling. You can feel with the characters. You can feel for Cathy all the way through the book. Virginia Andrews is a great novelist and out of all the books i've read i've found hers the best.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I have read this book into rags: I am not totally sure why because it is actually dreadfully written - clunky, awkward prose and unrealistic, grating dialogue such as 'You will burn, burn, burn in hell for what you have done!' However it is a good, if completely ridiculous, story about betrayal, survival, incest and beautiful * inbred * people with luxurious blonde hair (this is the sort of book where having fine, mousy hair is indicative of an unscrupulous character). The later books only get worse.
It is a cliche but this book is so bad that it is good.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By sammoo
This book is by far one of my favourite novels ever. Having read it over and over again, each time you are sucked in, imagining you are there with the children, experiencing their horror. Being based on a true story, it makes this tale even more shocking, and you become sad to learn of these wasted childhoods.
Although, this is a tale of love as well, and leaves you feeling horrified and bemused at how the mother could do what she did to her own children.
Shocking, absorbing and a truly incredible tale.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A haunting novel. 15 Mar 2000
By A Customer
This novel is one of the most haunting stories that I have ever read. The story focuses on how the four children cope after their mother locks them up in the grandmothers attic. The reason this book is so successful is, I believe, due to the characters. Cathy is one of the strongest female characters in literature, and her anger and hurt is painfully realistic. One of the most unforgettable books. Be warned, once you read this you will have to read the rest of the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2nd time read 5 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Read this many years ago & enjoyed reading again.I wanted it on Kindle but could only get it in paperback.The print was very small and due to failing eyesight even with my glasses on found it hard work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars disturbingly brilliant 19 Oct 2009
Although I have not read this book for a number of years, it remains at the forefront of my mind when I am asked, 'what is your favourite book?' It tells the story of the resilient young children (brothers and sisters) who are forced to grow up while being locked in an attic. The book is emotionally disturbing; the reader is drawn into the attic and feels the pain, confusion and unity of the children. If I remember correctly, there are many more tears than there is laughter. This is the perfect balance to always leave the reader feeling uneasy about any triumphs that are achieved. I would recommend it in a second, as well as the prequel (which I would read afterwards) and the sequels. It is not for the easily offended and is definitely not light reading nor is it suitable for children. What it is though is a literary masterpiece.
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