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Flowers In The Attic (Dollanganger Book 1) by [Andrews, V.C.]
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Flowers In The Attic (Dollanganger Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 217 customer reviews

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Length: 420 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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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

Synopsis

Chris, Cathy, and the twins are to be kept hidden until their grandfather dies so that their mother will receive a sizeable inheritance, however, years pass and terrifying things occur as the four children grow up in their one room prison.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6528 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Mti edition (8 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JZY7EW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 217 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,055 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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By A Customer on 15 Mar. 2000
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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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Weirdly enough I enjoyed this story, you really need to read the others (although I looked them up online and there is a lot of misery in there!) We were given this as a choice for book club and a lot didnt enjoy it. It is a bizarre story of 4 children trapped in an attic by their mother and grandmother. It takes them years to escape. At times I struggled with the story as it didnt always seem realistic- the attic for example seemed huge and had a lot of things that just happened to be in there-slightly unrealistic at times. The odd love story with the brother and sister was actually gripping, although it was incest- a lot in our book club wanted to know what was going to happen with them. An interesting read. Doubt Ill read any more by the author though.
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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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this book was recommended by my mother and she had read it 20 yrs ago. this book had me hooked the minute i read the first paragraph . through the authors fantastic characterisation, narractive skills and imagery i became one of the children , i could picture it vididly and was scared, angry , emotional along with the children, i loved the book so much ive now purchased the whole set .
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By A Customer on 9 Jan. 2003
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To me, 'Flowers in the Attic' is one of the most gripping novels I have ever read. It is also one of the most intriguing love stories ever written. Many readers frown upon Andrews for her incest/romance writting. To me however, I find it captivating. When I first read this book I knew before hand of the brother/sister romance. However, when I read the book I was so wrapped up in Andrews amazing story telling, that I felt bad for the characters. What happens when children are coming of age, and are locked away together? Who will they turn to for love? Each other. Andrews has an amazing ability to capture the reader, and bring them into her world. I have read the entire Dollanganger Saga. Each book to the saga is a must read. I recomend this book to anyone who loves a twisted romance.
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