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Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic | V.C. Andrews
A major Lifetime movie eventthe 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 aliveThey were a perfect family, golden and carefreeuntil 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 grandmothers 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 grandmotherand 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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Kappadeemom
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For the #alphabetgame today, I am picking this one because it was a book that gave me a love for reading at a young age. I tore through these books as they were published and couldn‘t wait to go to the library and check them out. #LetterF @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! 🖤🖤 5d
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SamHeartCoffee
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My next read. I am sooooo excited!

TheLudicReader This is a book, which I read many (many) years ago, which has stuck with me. Have fun. 4w
JaneyWaneyB Enjoy. This book is brilliant and leaves a haunting mark on every reader 4w
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Catgirl1224
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I have to say, I went in not knowing anything about what this book held. I was only told bits and pieces here and there. But finally after 28 years of hearing about it I found it one lovely day at Barnes & Noble. I was hooked, the story is deep and really paints a picture of loss, grieving, betrayal, abandonment. I would recommend it if you have always wanted to read it. But be warned. You will have a blizzard of emotions going through.

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daisyheadmaesie
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I‘m shook. I was expecting a vintage domestic thriller and got a very disturbing coming-of-age slow burner that I won‘t be quick to forget. Damn… that was dark.

What I can appreciate from this book is this: the very real issues of the teenage world of yesteryear are just as relevant today. A psychological caging of your hormonally-charged mind, where all of your childhood nightmares are on steroids.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read this many years ago and felt the same way… awesome photo 📷 3mo
daisyheadmaesie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Glad to know I‘m not alone!! Do you think you‘ll reread it? 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @daisyheadmaesie probably not. I have sooo many to read! I read most of hers when I was younger! You are definitely not alone! I was so creeped out! Have you seen the adaptation? 3mo
daisyheadmaesie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks that‘s totally fair. I know that feeling! 😂😂 I haven‘t seen the adaptation! I actually had no idea this author existed. I grew up with Goosebumps instead of VC Andrews, so it‘s a lovely discovery :) 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @daisyheadmaesie I loved these books! I‘m a bit older than you although I think I‘m still 20!! 😂😂😂 3mo
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GinaKButler
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Revisiting this during spring break...and wondering if I‘ll tear through it like I did in junior high?

#bookspinbingo

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Ast_Arslan
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😱📚👍🏻 5mo
Eggs Great choice 🏠 5mo
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Kshakal
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read this one years ago!! So creepy 😱📚 5mo
Eggs Perfect 😍 5mo
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LokiDokey
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#WondrousWednesday
💖 My boys
💙 Flowers in the Attic. So far pick thought I know it's going to get dark soon
🖤 My husband. He always takes care of us.

@eggs

Eggs Sweet boys 🐶🐶 6mo
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SusanLee
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#ithadtobeyou #flowers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
This is one book which is in my TBR forever. I have no inclination to read it as yet due to its content, having read from various reviews.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Creepy 😱 6mo
Eggs I read it a loooong time ago. Won‘t read it again… 6mo
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Kimberlone
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I definitely can‘t remember the FIRST romance novel I read, but the tagged book was probably the first that was sexually explicit, and of course I read it way younger than would have been appropriate. I‘m sure I‘m not the only one with a similar story on Litsy….😉

Looking forward to #Swoonathon throughout the month of February! @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl

LapReader Me too! 6mo
Kristin_Reads Same! 6mo
Bookwormjillk Same!! 6mo
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kimmypete1 Same! 6mo
Lucy_Anywhere Hahaha, way too young! Looking back I can‘t believe it was even in my school library 😂 6mo
tokorowilliamwallace I read A Walk to Remember in high school. I wasn't sentimental then but it was one that got to my emotions. The only Nicholas Sparks book I have read. 6mo
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poiuyt
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Fate was a grim reaper, never kind, with little respect for who was loved and needed... and grief, no matter on how your try to cater to is wail, has a way of fading away, and the person so real so beloved becomes a dim slightly out of focus shadow.

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Billie84
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Virginia Andrews classic story flowers in the attic follows the Dollangangers. Difficult book to read but in my opinion definitely worth a read. May not be for everyone tho

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Billie84
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Starting this today. I know people say it trashy but I absolutely adore VC Andrews books. I know most are by a ghost writer but I don‘t care I love them all. My mum got my into these so re- reading them in her memory ❤️

LibrarianRyan The Virginia threw me off when I saw the title. I am so use to VC 8mo
Billie84 @LibrarianRyan lol I know I find it weird seeing Virginia Andrews instead of VC Andrews 8mo
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IndoorDame
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This week‘s suspenseful tv binge has totally made me want to go back and read Flowers in the Attic again. #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick +41 pts

Clwojick OH boy! I definitely binged 24 episodes of Castle in the last 48 hours 😅 10mo
IndoorDame @Clwojick I‘m loving it! And it couldn‘t fit our team theme more perfectly 😆 10mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Tainted Love

I was obsessed with this series at a very young age (and likewise, the Heaven series), and it brought me to other even more gothic tales, although none of those featured such tainted love as the love that existed in the early VC Andrews books. Let us not talk about the pure crap that spewed forth under her name in the decades since her death though- that's pure horror!

IamIamIam I feel like everyone read this as young teens but I haven't met many people, besides my mom 😏, who read them as adults! Lol, I'm dying to go back to it for some trashy fluff!!! 10mo
MidnightBookGirl @IamIamIam So I have re-read them off and on throughout my adulthood- but only the first few of Flowers and Heaven and My Sweet Audrina. I was kind of obsessed with Petals on the Wind and Dark Angel throughout my later teen years and they were both comfort reads, but it's been awhile since I re-read them! 10mo
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LesleaWahl I too was obsessed with that series! 10mo
Mtnwitch2012 Omg I love all the books written by her, not the ones the shadow writer is creating with her notes that were left behind. 10mo
Nessavamusic I read the first couple of these and remembering being obsessed, but I didn‘t stick with it as the later were so bad. 10mo
Reggie So I have not read any of VC Andrews but I was listening to a horror podcast and was interested to hear that one of the shocking authors they were talking about writes the new stuff under Andrew‘s name. Cause his own stuff is extreme they said. Which made me wonder if he toned it down writing as Andrews. 10mo
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Parrot.Owned
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Reading 4 books right now cuz nothing is holding my attention for very long

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bibliobliss
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Cory was entirely different. While Carrie chattered on and on, he‘d sit and listen attentively. I recall Mrs. Simpson saying Cory was “a still water that ran deep.” I still don‘t know what she meant by that, except quiet people did exude some illusion of mystery that kept you wondering just what they really were beneath the surface.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #fiction #novels

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SusanLee
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Eggs 👏🏻😳👍🏼 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 12mo
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Megabooks
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Bailedbailed

This has been on my TBR forever, but I must say that I‘m not a fan. It reads like smutty MG, not even mature enough to be YA. Next!

Also Mena Suvari doesn‘t do the #audiobook any favors. 🙄👎🏻

MrsMalaprop I read these in my early teens & loved them. Even then I knew they were trashily written. 😂 13mo
Cinfhen Agreed @MrsMalaprop Definitely my first exposure to smut 😛 13mo
Megabooks @MrsMalaprop @Cinfhen definitely not as good at 41!! 😂😂 13mo
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Cinfhen Yeah, I can totally see how this might not stand up to the test of time 13mo
Cinfhen Nice for trying!!! 13mo
Kimberlone I feel like if you didn‘t read this at age 12-13 it doesn‘t really hit the same way. Don‘t think I could read it as an adult at all. 13mo
Hooked_on_books I really liked this, but pretty sure I read it as a teenager. I think I‘d have the reaction you‘re having if I tried to read it now! 13mo
TrishB I was about to say you have to read at age 13! 13mo
DrexEdit I agree. It's more a rite of passage kind of read than a classic bit of writing. 13mo
TheDaysGoBy I read this in my 20s I think (in my 30s now) and I got so angry reading this book. It was my mom‘s rec because she‘d read it as a teen and afterwards I was like “What did you make me read?” 😂 13mo
Megabooks @Kimberlone @Hooked_on_books @TrishB @DrexEdit @TheDaysGoBy yeah, I think I definitely missed out on enjoying this by not reading it in middle school! It isn‘t a book that stands up to adult scrutiny. 😂 13mo
fredamans The problem is audio. Print is a wonderful thing. Gaining your own interpretations and visions are a wonderful thing. 13mo
sarahbarnes Oh man, I read this in middle school. I know it totally creeped me out then, but I can imagine it would be very different to read it as an adult. 13mo
Megabooks @fredamans possibly. Mena‘a narration certainly didn‘t help! 13mo
Megabooks @sarahbarnes I think that‘s it. I don‘t think I‘m the right audience. 13mo
bthegood I loved it as a teen, loved the movie...now I would not let anyone read it, it attempts to make incest romantic. 13mo
Megabooks @bthegood I know. It‘s not sexy or romantic or a particularly good message for pre-teens! (edited) 13mo
TheLudicReader Haha. I love your review. I read this back in the day and loved it. I blame it for all my reading kinks. 😂 13mo
Megabooks @TheLudicReader lololol!! Yeah, it slipped under my radar as a middle school reader…my mom probably made sure of it, knowing her! 😂😂 13mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This was a reread for me - I read it a few times as a preteen, and I loved it just as much this time around. Which is kinda weird to say considering the subject matter, so I guess what I really mean is that I think it‘s a good book!

#doublespin #bookspinbingo

#pop21 - book by an author who shares your zodiac sign

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 14mo
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Skygoddess1
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And with the completion of the tagged book, my February #BookSpinBingo is at an end. This month I managed one bingo and to read my #DoubleSpin read. My #BookSpin book, Hour of the Witch, along with The Five will carry over into March as I‘m currently reading them.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!! 1y
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Bookgoil
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Working on these books and maybe a few more for #20in4 hosted by @Andrew65

Come join the fun starting tomorrow.

Andrew65 Some good choices 😊👍 2y
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Panpan

Flowers In The Attic is a strange hybrid: a barely-comprehensible poorly-written story full of holes that still managed to disturb and horrify me. At first, I was frustrated by the mistreatment of the children, but all too soon I was frustrated by the children themselves, and the whole ludicrous set-up. Full review here: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/flowers-in-the-attic-vc-andrews/

MySharonaK Loved your review!❤️ I never understood how it became such a sensation and I wonder if it‘s only due to the fact that it was “forbidden”. I hated all the characters and the pointless story tbh. 2y
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Staci
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This book made me think, "What in the World?!?!" Great read...

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OriginalCyn620
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#7Days7Books - 7 books that have left a deep impression or changed me - Day 2

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la_rose_noire
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Day 6
#7days7books
Seven books that left a deep impression on me and changed me. #covercrush #vcandrews

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Drnkpnkprincess
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Living in the desert means I have blooms like these in my yard! #bloominglitsy 🌵

Nute I think those are pretty! 2y
BellaSingsSongs I‘m in the desert for the first time since December 2019.. Spring is beautiful! 🌵🌸 2y
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OutsmartYourShelf
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#7days7books

Seven books which made a deep impression on me.

Day 2 - Flowers in the Attic. I first read this around the age of 14 & I remember being absolutely scandalised and yet unable to stop reading it. I HAD to know what happened to Chris and Cathy.

Tagging - anyone who wants to join in the 7 days/books challenge.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I saw this on Instagram and it gave me a good chuckle. #LitsyHumor

batsy 😬😆 2y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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This is between a pick and a so-so for me. I wasn't for sure I knew the plot until the very end, but it was one of my top theories leading up to the big reveal.

WorldsOkayestStepMom @erinachu, are you in the United States? If you are, I'd be happy to pass along my copy of this book! My bookshelves are super full right now and I can't hang on to all of them. 2y
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JacqMac
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Sorry. I couldn‘t help myself. Lol
A friend sent this to me. I loved these books so much when I was a teenager.

Leftcoastzen 😂👏 2y
JaclynW 🤣🤣🤣 2y
RaimeyGallant Oh my god I read the shit out of this series. 2y
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JB_Reads 🤣🤣 2y
Crazeedi I remember reading these 2y
JacqMac @RaimeyGallant @Crazeedi My friends and I passed them around like they were little treasures. lol 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
RaimeyGallant I did that with my cousin. 2y
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skye071803
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Pickpick

horrendous, but really good. bracing. great Gothic story.

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sophierayton
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Oh My Goodness!

This book is infamous and I was hesitant to pick it up because of all I knew about it, but Oh My Goodness!
I thought this an interesting look at abuse, trust, hope, despair, mental illness, blurred lines, survival, evil and the corrupting power of money and religion.

I have nothing but compassion for the Dollanganger children, they were put in an impossible situation and did their best.

bookaholic1 This is such a great series 2y
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Eggs
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I read this a long time ago: 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.

#flowers
#reallyrandomfebruary
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Love this book! 2y
Jerdencon Loved this book as a kid - think I read it when I was about 10 or 11 - totally inappropriate lol but I thought it was so good! 2y
Eggs Thanks for commenting-this may have been the author‘s debut 🤷‍♀️ @OriginalCyn620 @Jerdencon 2y
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JaneyWaneyB My friend gave me this book when I was in a reading slump and insomina phase at university....I devoured the series. It was so wonderfully twisted that I couldn't put it down 2y
Eggs @JaneyWaneyB Books are truly magic 🌟 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Really creepy 😱😱 2y
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BrieHive
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Incest is wincest amiright. JUST KIDDING IT IS NOT. This book is INSANE and crazy af. Though it‘s so good and I could not put it down. The premise is the father dies so the mom moves her and her four kids in with their grandparents. The kids are forced to live in the attic and neglected. There‘s so much to unpack all I can say is read it.

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Nomi_Schiano555
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I saw the movie before I read the book, the latter was better

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Mehso-so

I don‘t even know what to say but very eye opening and disturbing. 3/5

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swishandflick
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Not at all sure what drew me to this one today, but I had never read it before and I love a good controversial book so here we are. It didn't feel quite as scandalous as I was expecting given what I've heard if I'm being honest, and mostly I just felt unadulterated anger towards the whole situation. I read it pretty much in one go though, so that's enough for a pick!

📍 Basseterre, St. Kitts

bookishbitch I read this in 7th grade and at that age the whole thing felt super scandalous. I suppose perspective changes based on life experience. 3y
Captivatedbybooks I have to agree with @bookishbitch for the time period it was published and become a hit it was very scandalous topics. Now in 2019 i think we‘ve heard/seen pretty much everything. 3y
swishandflick @bookishbitch @Captivatedbybooks I'm sure it must have been! I just meant reading it for the first time now I didn't find it to be. 3y
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Happy V.C. Andrews Day! Flowers In The Attic was first published on this day in 1979, forty years ago! I'll admit, I first heard about this one on the #MyFavoriteMurder podcast, but it would seem that most booklovers/crime junkies got their start with it, smuggled copies from the shelves of their parents or older siblings... I haven't given it a go yet. Should I? 😅 #SSDGM

Caroline2 I remember reading this as a teenager and it blew my mind!!! 🤯 not sure what I‘d think about it now though! 🤔 3y
BookwormM I also read as a teenager and loved it scared to revisit in case it doesn‘t hold up 3y
Bookwormjillk I read it Asa teenager too, but like others I‘m not sure how it would hold up now. 3y
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CoffeeCatsBooks I also read this a teen and plowed through all the books she had written. 3y
Texreader This book (and I read all the sequels) has definitely stayed with me in the decades since reading it. Definitely unforgettable 3y
MrsMalaprop Me too @caroline2 @bookwormm @Bookwormjillk @coffeecatsbooks @texreader Reckon I was about 13 when I read this & the rest of the series. So risqué & in hindsight quite inappropriate. Definitely would not want to read them now, but had quite an impact on teenage me! ? 3y
cherinium I had the same experience. Read all the VC Andrews books during my teen years. I couldn't get enough of them then. This is by far the best one, though. I think it would be worth checking out. After reading this series, the others are rather formulaic. 3y
JulAnna I am the same as many others here-I read this as a teenager (many years ago and probably way too young), and it has stuck with me through the years. 3y
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Bakingbookworm
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2 ⭐️- Re-reading books I loved is kind of awesome - like Harry Potter, Sara Donati‘s Into the Wilderness, The Help ... Aaaand sometimes it‘s not so awesome.

I loved (much to my mom‘s chagrin and outright disapproval) the Flowers in the Attic series as a teen. After re-reading it recently, in my 40‘s, it is apparent that 13-year-old Laurie and 40-ish Laurie disagree on what makes a good read.

My review: http://bit.ly/FlowersintheAtticReview

marleed That‘s funny. I found a book that had piles of HS memories for me. you and me, babe by Chuck Barry (gong show fame). My dad let me have his book of the month pick and then it became our tag line since I was the last to leave his nest. I‘m afraid I‘d taint my wonderful memory if I did a reread! 3y
JacqMac I have great memories of this, too. And my mom‘s great displeasure. Lol I won‘t be rereading for fear of ruining it. 3y
Bakingbookworm Ya, I kind of wish I hadn‘t reread it. I have fond memories as a teen and totally understand why my mom didn‘t want me reading it. 😳 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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An oldie but goodie for today‘s #ChillingPhotoChallenge prompt “poison”

#TeamSlaughter

IamIamIam I keep threatening to read these again! I was inappropriately young when I read them the first time! 😬 3y
Bookwormjillk @IamIamIam me too!! I used to sneak them off my Mom‘s bookshelf and hide them under my mattress! 3y
Reagan I feel like it's a right of passage to read these when inappropriately young.
3y
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Leftcoastzen
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#horrorcovercrush day 6
First published in 1979 , the series kept its popularity with young teens (and adults)way into the 80s .V.C.Andrews wrote the first 4 before her death from breast cancer .It was a closely guarded secret for years that the books were ghost written after that .

Hooked_on_books A classic! 3y
LeahBergen I think I bought this in 1980. We were obsessed with this book in my junior high. 😆😆 3y
Jerdencon I read this book when I was about 10 or 11 - clearly my reading was not censored back then! Loved this book - read it so many times! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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LibrarianRyan 1. Ann Martin DIDN“T write all the babysitter club books. I feel Cheeted. I knew about VC Andrews but almost no one believes me. When new books started coming out a few years ago I tried to tell people she was dead, and no one believed me. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LibrarianRyan AND the Sweet Valley High books!!!! I feel cheated also!!! 😳😫😵 3y
LibrarianRyan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I knew Sweet valley high was a team, like Carloyn Keene, or Franklin Dixon. I wonder how many Baby sitters Ann martin actually wrote. I will not have to go look. 3y
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Lcsmcat Gertrude Chandler Warner (Boxcar Children) isn‘t even a person. There is a stable of authors who wrote/write those books. One of them was in my sister‘s writing group in Chicago. 3y
LibrarianRyan @Lcsmcat That is so cool. Wasn't the original book the true author, or was it always like Keene and Dixon. 3y
Lcsmcat @LibrarianRyan My understanding from my sister was that there never was a Gertrude- it was just a made up name. But I admit I never researched it. One of my kids once had a signed copy of one, but I don‘t know if it survived. 3y
jmtrivera @LibrarianRyan I looked it up when seeing Martin at National Book Fest in August. She wrote the first 30 (ish? Might be 35) BSCs, then it was taken by ghostwriters. I also looked up Gertrude Chandler Warner once, ages ago, and I think it was really her for the first 19 Boxcars or so. I always find these stories so interesting! 3y
Eggs You‘re right on the BSC series @jmtrivera This is all so fascinating @LibrarianRyan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lcsmcat (edited) 3y
Avanders Very interesting! ☺️ 3y
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KristenDuck
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It was only suppose to be for a few days... weeks... just a couple months...

She promised her four beautiful children they wouldn‘t have to stay in the locked room together for long. Just until her father forgave her and placed her back into his will.

Then they would be free. Not only that - they would be rich!

But until then, the four children must never be seen or heard. For now, they can only have the attic.

Loved every dirty detail!

Taramarie Loved this book 3y
TheLudicReader This book. Such awesome, awesome fromage. ❤️ 3y
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KristenDuck
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“... the twins recovered. Not in nine days... in nineteen days.”

Who else has read Flowers in the Attic? When her children were sick, should the mother have taken them to a doctor, despite the grandmother forbidding it?

Personally, I feel like this is the first time in the book, the mother really showed she is beginning to TRULY put herself first, and children second...

amywithbooks I snuck this book when I was like 12 years old, I felt VERY rebellious 😂 I dont remember much about it though, I think I need to revisit it! 3y
KristenDuck @avgeyer I‘m really enjoying it so far. Probably will feel different for you if you revisit as an adult!! 3y
TheLudicReader I LOVED that book as a teen. It felt so naughty to me. I blame it for my incest kink. (In fiction, not real life. 😁) 3y
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Butterfinger You have to read the whole series to figure out the mom. It has been 25 years; if I remember correctly the first four books are about the 4 siblings. And the 5th is the prequel. 3y
KristenDuck @Butterfinger looks like I have a lot of reading ahead! 3y
WriteRead_Think That mother deserved everything she got. 3y
cherinium I was obsessed with VC Andrew's during my teen years. Then I got sick of the formulaic writing after about the 3rd series. But, I believe this book is iconic. And yes, it is easy to hate the mother in this series. 3y
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KristenDuck
Flowers in the Attic | V.C. Andrews
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Currently reading Flowers in the Attic while waiting for the Eagles game to start.

I saw the movies but have yet to dive into the books - it certainly is dark!

(I think my kitty is trying to read alongside me!)

Booklover2 Haha I loved these books in high school 3y
Cortg These were my favorites in middle school! I should revisit them. 3y
hissingpotatoes Same as everyone else, loved these when I was younger and need to reread them! 3y
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Manoshgirl51
Flowers in the Attic | V C Andrews
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I have been wanting to read VC Andrews' books for the longest time, and I am so glad that I did. After receiving an ARC for Beneath The Attic, I decided to start reading her novels. I don't know what it is, but I cannot seem to put them down. The story is so intriguing and twisted, it's like a soap opera. There are so many series she has written and I cannot wait to read them all!