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Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

V.C. Andrews , Linda Marrow
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 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

Review

'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

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5566 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0671729470
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reissue edition (8 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MME0VC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,985 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book 16 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I think this an absolutely wonderful book, I must admitt the beginning was a bit slow but it was good all the same.
If you are a fan of the Dollanganger saga then this is the book to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent continuation of the Dollanganger saga 13 Jan 2011
By M
Format:Paperback
After reading Flowers in the Attic, I was happy to continue the story. If I were Cathy, I'd be supremely pissed off at my own mother, and want to plot revenge. It was sad in some parts, but a satisfying read overall.

The trio that managed to escape the Foxworth mansion after the death of their brother are forever scarred by their traumatic experience, especially Carrie, who constantly struggles with the physical and mental scars that are left on her. Despite being adopted by a man who treats them well, the children can't quite get over what happened, though Chris is more quick to move on and start a productive life in medicine. Cathy desires revenge - perfectly justified - but makes some stupid decisions along the way. However, her thirst for revenge comes to fruiton as she lashes against the evil grandmother and her mother.

All in all, this is a worthy continuation of Flowers in the Attic, with things coming full circle, so to speak (at least in some aspects, since this series still has 3 more books to go)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars revenge , lust and the need to be loved 20 Dec 2004
Format:Paperback
an excellent sequel to flowers in the attic... the book continues the story of the children and shows cathys need to be loved and wanted - because she was starved of affection as a child....would recommend the book to any1 who has read flowers in the attic.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The saga continues....... 25 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Following on from where 'Flowers in the Attic' left off 'Petals on the Wind' continues to tell the story of the three remaining Dollanganger children. Having escaped from the torment of their years locked up in the attic at Foxworth hall they are taken in by the kindly Dr Paul. Although all seems well they all struggle to put their past behind them. For Carrie this involves problems of bullying and fear that she can never be loved and that she may be evil afterall. For Chris this means struggling to tear himself from Cathy and their incestuous relationship. For Cathy it involves the struggle to find love between Dr Paul, Julian (the arrogant ballerina that becomes her dance partner) or to go back to Chris. All the while the mother and grandmother are still in Cathy's mind as she plots to get her revenge on them both once and for all!
Whilst this book is not as gripping as 'Flowers in the attic' in many ways as the focus is taken away slightly from Chris and Cathy's relationship it manages to keep the suspense going with a couple of slight twists to the plot.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, but slightly depressing... 2 Aug 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I absolutely loved both this & Flowers in the Attic & would highly recommend them. Unlike so many authors that have failed to produce a decent sequel, Virginia Andrews has written an extremely gripping book that I couldn't bare to miss one word of. I thought it was a great read, but if you prefer happy stories then this isn't for you as there are a lot of tragic deaths & it's quite emotional. An especially brilliant read for teenagers.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant sequel 9 Aug 2004
Format:Paperback
this is an excellent sequel to flowers in the attic! although many deaths and tragedy, it sweeps you off your feet, and you become cathy. EXCELLENT!!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely Amazing. 6 May 2003
Format:Paperback
After reading Flowers in the Attic I was sceptical that anything could compare, but the sequels are every bit as moving and utterly amazing. You move with the books you grow as they do, you start to feel what they feel. As Cathy's need for revenge grows, you feel the resentment she does. I cried so much as I read this. I've read these books five times now and the magic never dies. And it keeps getting better through the sequels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I adore this series 1 Nov 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Reading this book took me back to be 13 reading with my torch under the covers. The story of Cathy, Chris, Cory and Carrie coming to adulthood after the terror of being locked up in the attic for three years is told with heartbreaking beauty. Virginia Andrews writes with an angst that no other writer has combined with the pain of romance and the beauty of the dance world. Utterly breathtaking
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