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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Flowers in the Attic Revisted

Flowers in The Attic - V.C Andrews (publisher)

Overview

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.

My Thoughts:
I have always loved this book and when offered the chance to feature it, I jumped at it. This author is one my mom and I read together when I was a teenager and it brings back so many memories.  Imagine spending your life in hiding under the thumb of a crazy woman. Everytime I think about this book or re read it, it never fails to give me the creeps. A book that can do that over and over again is worth reading in my eyes.
It was re released because Lifetime has made a movie for it. I was not a fan of the first rendition but I do have higher hopes for this one and will be checking it out on Lifetime Movies January 18th.

3 comments:

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

You know, I never read these books. I did see the movies though. Thank you.

And Happy new Year!! :D

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I just read and reviewed this one too! SO GOOD right? And the memories!

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD, the sub/dude said...

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PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when they hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
-Our Lord to Saint Gertrude